Cameroon

ASAFE

ASAFE – Association for the Support of Women Entrepreneurs: Knowledge Academy for Development – is a registered NGO providing education and financial support for socially excluded women from rural areas, including microfinancing. They began their street football development programme in 2004 and worked only with male players until 2007, when they switched their focus to bringing the benefits of football to women. One of their main goals is to encourage women’s leadership with the help of football.

Organisation Details

Participants

Socially excluded women from rural areas

Locations

Douala and Bafang

Homelessness Statistics

39.9%
Of the population live below the poverty line
50%
Unemployment rate
5.3%
Of the population is HIV possitive

The number of homeless people is believed to be rising, and floods and natural disasters only exacerbate the problem. In 2012, the floods left 25,000 people homeless (ReliefWeb, 2012). Due to internal ethnic conflict, around 5,000 people became homeless in 2014 alone (Cameroon Tribune, 2014).

Around 5.3% of the population is HIV positive, causing more than 30,000 deaths a year, which makes many children orphans and therefore more prone to homelessness (Africa W, 2012).