About Mbiame ...
The majority of the people living in this area are small scale, subsistence farmers, growing maize, beans, potatoes, plantain, cassava, groundnuts (peanuts) and coffee. Other families are nomadic and belong to the Fulani people. Living conditions are very difficult, and since families are poor and struggle to pay school fees and buy supplies, the dropout rate is very high, teenage pregnancies, and HIV/AIDS infections are on the rise, and the number of partial or total orphans is also increasing steadily.
Chalice Mbiame Sponsor Site, started in 2009, is administered by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, originally an Irish Religious Order. It is located in a remote mountain area where there is no electricity and limited communications available. The Site assists sponsored children and adults, including disabled children who do not go to school, orphans, and aged who have no family support. Education and health care are given priority. Sponsorship benefits are delivered through Direct Family Funding (DFF).
Sponsorship in Mbiame
The Chalice Sponsor Site of Mbiame, Cameroon continuously monitors the health of the children and families through checkups - HIV testing is a priority since this is a high risk area. Our sponsored children are also eating more nutritious food. Because of Sponsorship Funds, caretakers and guardians are able to buy better, nutritious food. Sponsorship benefits are delivered through Direct Family Funding (DFF) and parents and guardians belong to Faith Circles. Together they are working to improve their livelihoods.