I lost my sight when I was one year six months old," said Ms. Wirba Amshatu Verbe, currently a transformative leader, mentor and education trainer at the Government Teachers Training College (GTTC), Buea. For over 30 thirty years now, Ms. Amshatu does not know what an ordinary print paper, notebook…Continue
Hailing from a humble background, Ms. Josephine Mbasso Ezoy has always been passionate about education. But early in life the chapter closed: at 14, she lost her father, and she was given for marriage.
With her basic education, Ms. Ezoy thought she would find solace in marriage, and maybe pursue her studies further. Unfortunately she was wrong. After more than eight years in an abusive marriage, she finally separated from her husband in 1999.
Although many years…Continue
Long before Cameroon’s independence and the creation of women’s NGOs and microfinance institutions, grassroots women realized the need to empower themselves through local means.
Known as ‘ngangis’ or ‘tontines’ (women-owned spaces), they have existed for centuries. To date, ngangis remain one of the most active and oldest forms of rotating micro savings programs for many people--grassroots women in particular.
Through these ngangis, women have sought better opportunities to…Continue