501(c)3 - all donations are tax deductible.
The Bekondo Foundation was co-founded in 2013 by a small group of students including: Tim Smith (CEO), Clotaire NTIENOU (VP Human Resources), Simon Sakwe NJIOH (VP Finance) and Denyambe NOUPET after a visit to 3 Corners Bekondo village in the SouthWest of Cameroon.
During our visit, farmers repeatedly expressed concerns over the costs of agrochemicals to maintain their family farms. In addition to the economic costs we also identified as a group several negative social and environmental impacts of agrochemical usage.
Through collaboration with our farmers it was decided that a research pilot farm would be established. A research pilot farm is a plot of land that is open to the community and will be used for research and skill building.
So far, for the pilot farm, we have purchased 1 hectare of land, planted 25 cocoa trees and held 1 introductory seminar. Over the past year we have created a comprehensive strategy to develop the remainder of our farm and provide additional training while our cocoa continues to grow.
We are raising money to purchase farming equipment, land and materials to develop and manage our farm. We continue to provide training to our farmers and expanding the topics to include quality control, farm economics and entrepreneurship. These trainings will help our farmers immediately while we continue our research on sustainable development over the next 3 years.
Your support is crucial to the growth of our organization and we look forward to showing just how strong the Bekondo Village can be.
Please note you may select specific topics such as land, materials, labor and programs. Any donations to general will be used to fill any gaps. Funds over our intended goal will be allocated to strategic plan.