I love the Women Empowerment Principle which reads, empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors, is essential to build stronger economies, achieve international agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve on the quality of life for women, men, families, and communities. Women are considered to be weak and not fit to do certain kind of jobs in some parts of the world. One of Breaking Ground's missions is to help women in developing countries achieve their potentials and gain equality, and overcome economic limitations and social bias.
In order to this, we organized a Women's Entrepreneurial Program to train female entrepreneurs. These women learn business skills and at the end of the classes, they submit a business plan and are given the opportunity to take a loan and start a business.The business classes are currently going on in Dschang.
Also, knowing that a vast majority of agricultural workers in the world are female, we started a project in 2011 with some women in Wabane Valley, in the South West Region of Cameroon, to improve on the quantity and quality of cocoa and palm nuts cultivated, which was funded by Dining for Women in 2013. Recently, our executive director, Paul traveled up to the village to distribute palm plants to the farmers. Breaking Ground has empowered more than 50 women who can cultivate crops like men and even better, and some of them have started harvesting cocoa already.
The empowerment of these women to grow and sell crops will decrease malnourishment in my country and increase the amount of food available for export, and will reduce poverty in Cameroon.