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Current Project: Water Project in Beka Hossere

Beka Hossere, a community located in the Ngaoundere Region is home to about 20,000 inhabitants.  The northern regions of Cameroon are home to the “fulbe” ethnic group, who traditionally make their living from herding cows.  As a result of this economic activity, many of the local waterways are contaminated as herding cows march through the water, or graze on the banks. Breaking Ground is currently partnering with the community of Beka Hossere in order to install a potable water pump.

This project, funded by Memorial Flavia, aims to reduce the level of waterborne diseases across the community, such as typhoid, dysentery, and cholera.  3500 inhabitants of Beka Hossere will directly benefit from this water project, improving their accessibility to potable water and improving their everyday health.

In April 2016, Breaking Ground began the process of digging the underground water pump.  The project is supported by research from the University of Ngaoundéré. The project is scheduled to be completed at the end of June 2016.  Check out photos of our project here.