Our work in underserved communities focuses on six key thematic areas:
Health and Nutrition;
We believe no child should die of hunger. We believe the poor can have access to affordable healthcare. Partnering with the ministry of public health Cameroon and other organizations both local and international, we have been able to reach over 3,000 Cameroonians; (2,000 women and girls, 300 men and 700 boys) through our health intervention and nutrition activities in local communities within the south west and the littoral regions of Cameroon.
We envisage a world in which children as well as every young girl and boy are given the unique opportunity to quality education for mind transformation. These dreams are encouraged through our yearly educational support projects such as the; <One child one bag (OCOB) project>. This project aims at supporting IDP children from women headed households, victims of the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon with school supplies, in order to increase enrolment, reduce child marriages, reduce unwanted teenage pregnancies and enable children and youth stay in school.
We envisage a world in which all lives matter. Everyone; woman, man, girl and boy have equal rights and opportunities and such rights are inalienable at no point in time in their lives can these rights be ripped off from them. Women and girls have right to thrive in peaceful societies where their rights and their dignities are respected. We teach protection and condemn all forms of Gender based violence through our projects and activities. Together with other national organizations we are included in a referral system which helps survivors of GBV on the right approach, who to contact, psycho social support and where to run to for shelter until they fully heal from their grief and are out of danger.
we are pro-poor, supporting rural, urban and peri urban poor women, girls and boys with projects that have poverty reduction potentials. We encourage non-farm activities and support micro economic projects though our economic empowerment schemes in rural areas. Over 300 women and young people have benefitted from our on-going economic empowerment and product creation trainings within the littoral and south west regions of Cameroon. We forward having our own empowerment training center however at the moment we work with key stake holders in communities to provide trainings to Internally Displaced Women and youth.
Water, sanitation, and hygiene.
No human can survive without water which is considered the most precious liquid of life. We belief communities can have access to safe, available and portable water. Our water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) activities include: Ensuring access to clean drinking water by constructing and rehabilitating existing water stations through one of IPW’s projects called < Water Station Restoration (WSR) Project. Training local leaders to promote public hygiene and deliver information on water treatment, conservation, and storage to improve lives at the household level. Distributing hygiene kits that include necessities like sanitary napkins, laundry and body soap, toothbrushes, and plastic combs
Climate smart Agriculture:
We believe agriculture can reduce hunger and increase the economic status of women and the youth in rural communities. Through our food security project which aims at reducing household hunger, pro climate smart farming mechanisms and poverty alleviation, IPW works with rural poor farmers and encourage them in environmentally friendly climate smart activities.
All the work we do in these areas is underpinned by protection measures that ensure groups with high vulnerability or special needs have access to critical services.