A Day To Celebrate These Wonderful Women

March 8, 2013

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International Women’s Day, or le huit mars as it is often referred to here in Cameroon, is a day of celebration—a flurry of dancing feet, clanking beer bottles and deafening music. Though it might go without saying, it’s our favorite holiday. This year, we’ve been fortunate to get to know many incredible and inspiring women farmers through our work with Utamtsi and GIC Sondason. So, for this Women’s Day, we celebrate them. They are truly the backbone of a community and an integral part of sustainable development. They’ve also been a joy to meet and get acquainted with over the past three months—they motivate us in our work and inspire our learning with their spirited determination.

Colette Bakam, women's delegate from Mvelé and Fonegom

Colette Bakam, women’s delegate from Mvelé

Women farmers attend a meeting in Kayo

Women farmers attend a meeting in Kayo

Women farmers from Lemgo

Women farmers from Lemgo

Women sorting coffee beans in Fondjomékwet

Women sorting coffee beans in Fondjomékwet

Rachel and GIC employees, Guenolé and Marline

Rachel and GIC employees, Guenolé and Marline

Sister and brother in Fondjomékwet

Sister and brother in Fondjomékwet

 

 

 

 

Woman farmer from Lemgo

Woman farmer from Lemgo

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2 Comments

  1. knole – April 9, 2013

    I stumble on you blog about Western Cameroon. I am from Cameroonian (Bafoussam) I like the development focus of your blog and the way you tell you life in the area. lovely pictures. will be coming back for more updates.

    Best
    S.


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