Please help us to make a lasting impact on the lives of women and children in need by contributing to the Makah Foundation’s Nest Project.
All proceeds from your donation will go directly towards the construction of a roof for the orphanage that is currently under construction as part of the Makah Foundation’s Nest Project. The orphanage broke ground in December of 2019, and passing this milestone will move us one step closer to getting this much needed facility established in Cameroon, West Africa.
About our project: The Nest Project is currently constructing an orphanage in Babenga, Cameroon. This orphanage will provide a home for up to 20 orphans and also act as a resource center for other orphanages and women empowerment trainings. The home will have a Director in charge of day-to-day administration, a cook/care taker, a driver/security and an on-call nurse to supervise in-take. The orphanage will work with the Office of Social Welfare in Douala, Cameroon to identify orphans displaced by the current crises in Cameroon, and may also take in children from other overflowing orphanages. The children will be provided with a health check during their intake to establish a health record, and will have a yearly doctor visit. The orphanage will start with children between the ages of three and seven. This will allow the orphanage to run an in-house pre-school program, while giving enough time to identify and develop logistics for an elementary school as the children get older. Long term, the orphanage will identify scholarship funds to help the children attend boarding schools so that they no longer have to rely on the orphanage, and also attend vocational training for those who would like to learn a trade.
About us: After the passing of his sister Makah Rosemary Fokum Dinga due to complications linked to drinking water, Dr. Sam Dinga established the Makah Foundation in his home country of Cameroon in her honor. Since 2009 the Makah Foundation has worked to improve the lives of women and children in Cameroon, by providing access to clean drinking water, educational opportunities, and economic development services. The Foundation began with a goal of installing 40 pump wells, and with the help of donors from around the world and many volunteers from Wisconsin and beyond, we have installed 34 wells in rural communities to date. While we continue to work towards reaching our goal of 40 wells, we are excited about the continued development of the MaKah Foundation orphanage. For more information on the Nest Project and Makah Foundation orphanage, please visit the following link: Nest Project here.