In 2020, H4BF implemented 254 projects with direct impact on local communities. These projects were focused on five core activities,
We are a diverse, global community that delivers exceptional results through strong personal commitment and a shared belief in our mission, vision, values and strategic objectives. We will always strive for excellence, maintain a dedication to quality, a strong focus on the people and communities we serve, and stands for the utmost transparency to them and our funders.
All projects of H4BF are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The projects focus specifically on supporting global efforts in achieving the following goals:
Quality Education is key to help the youth to grow their self-esteem and skills. Achieving Gender Equality remains a key challenge in Cameroon where H4BF works, hindering individuals from making use of their talents to the maximum extent.
End hunger: Shocks and stresses can be rapid or slow to onset, natural or man-made and come in many forms while affecting populations differently. For example, women, marginalized groups, single-headed households, people with disabilities, the elderly, farmers, or fishermen will all require diverse approaches and solutions to emergencies. H4BF is dedicated to overcoming hardship and helping build resilient, disaster-ready communities.
End poverty: Food insecurity is a complex issue with many interwoven causes such as poverty, inadequate access to food, lack of infrastructure such as road systems or storage facilities, climate change, natural disasters, conflict, and civil insecurity. People living in poverty can often spend 60 to 80 percent of their income on food, which usually means prioritizing food over other important needs such as healthcare and education. In our efforts to end hunger, we’re ensuring vulnerable children, families, and communities have access to the food, nutrition education, and livelihood opportunities they need to live safely and securely in order to resist household shocks.
Good Health and Well-being, Clean Water and Sanitation
In 2019, child mortality rate for Cameroon was 74.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. Child mortality rate of Cameroon fell gradually from 210.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1970 to 74.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2019. While this progress is remarkable, there are still millions of people dying unnecessarily each year from preventable yet life-threatening diseases including malaria and water-borne illnesses. Neglected tropical diseases remain a major threat in many Cameroon, while emerging global health challenges such as global pandemics, urbanization, non-communicable diseases, and mental illness place increasing strain on communities and health systems. This is why H4BF remains committed to enhancing health by addressing preventable maternal, newborn, and child deaths, fighting life-threatening diseases, and ensuring access to clean water and sanitation—especially in communities facing extreme poverty.
We also see the need to create (local) perspective for these talented young people through Decent Work and Economic Growth, as young people without perspective might be more inclined to follow negative role-models, leading to polarization and extremism. Urbanization is an important trend affecting underprivileged communities, thus pushing the need to create Sustainable Cities & Communities that offer perspective to the youth. Finally, we believe that the fundament of a cohesive society is Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions.
We believe the solution to energy poverty (Affordable and Clean Energy) must include a deliberate focus on underserved markets and intentional inclusion of overlooked resource of women's enterprise. We empower women entrepreneurs with training and support to bring light, hope, and opportunity to their communities. Give them the power to earn income and mitigate the impacts of climate change (Climate Action).