Every October 16, the world commemorates World Food Day (WFD). While others will have more than enough to eat, others will be dying of hunger. What an unequal world. I have had the opportunity to visit countries in Europe and America and I am amazed at how much food is thrown away. On the other hand, I have also had countless number of people who have approached me in my community for help and who sincerely cannot afford the very basic of life – food.
During the week of October 12 – 19, 2008, we are asking that you bring together 2 or more people or as many as you can bring together for a meal. You will eat together with your group members and then discuss ways to effectively end hunger in the world. You will also watch together, PowerPoint presentations (and maybe videos) about how HINT is helping rural people overcome poverty in Cameroon, Sub-saharan Africa.
Finally, you will be invited to make a donation that will be used by HINT to extend micro-credit to rural women in Cameroon, to help them overcome poverty.
In 2007, we raised close to $3,000 from 15 donors who gathered at Arlington, USA during the first ever Food For Funds event that we orgainsed through the effort of one family – Brian & Christe Dodds. The funds were used to extend credit to 25 rural women organised in 4 credit groups in two rural communities in the the South West of Cameroon.
Our target for 2008 is a minimum of $10,000 to help a minimum of 80 rural women. Our vision is to see thousands of women liberated from poverty.