Cameroon sits between Nigeria and Gabon on the Atlantic

Life in the rural village of Fundong in northwest Cameroon is harsh and unrelenting. If a family is fortunate, they have access to a water tap; if not the women and children trek to local streams and carry dirty water for washing, cooking and drinking. The roads are unpaved and dust clings to clothes and body during the dry season. Many of the government elementary schools have no books and few teachers. The Muslim community raises cattle; the Christian community farms small plots of land.. Unlike the Christian children, the children of Muslim families are not expected to do manual labor. The government of Cameroon does little to improve the lives of its people. The last three years, we have raised funds to bring water to over 5000 people in several villages.