New Vision Development & Farming was started by Tata Wirba Usmaila in 2011, becoming a legal organisation in 2013 in his home village of Mbiame, NW region of Cameroon. The goal is to train people in sustainable farming, mining, resource management, and environmental practices. While doing this, New Vision saw the development of various farms and resource operations in the area of Mbiame.
Tata and his wife Mercy are the driving force behind this charity
After seeing many years of success, our efforts were halted in 2016 by the outbreak of conflict between the Cameroonian government and separatist fighters in the western region of Cameroon. All those farms were destroyed, and Tata, as well as many others were forced to flee their home. But this has not been the end of our mission. Now, we are trying to help all those many others who have been affected by the crisis, building sustainable means of living, so that these people may rebuild their lives and communities.
Currently, New Vision is concerned with providing emergency relief to the many IDPs (refugee in ones own country) taking refuge in the city of Bamenda, in the North West part of the country.
Right now we are doing our best to supply food and medical care to those in need. However, with so many affected it is difficult for us to help all those who need it.
Tata, Mercy and New Vision has been helping in the following ways:
1 - Educating children
2 - Providing seeds for growing
3 - Providing sanitary towels to women
4 - Educating people in sustainable farming methods
5 - Providing hepatitis injections
6 - Empowering women
7 - Much more
Our project is not just about emergency relief. This is an organisation with long term, sustainable goals. We are planning on achieving this by helping to rebuild the communities that have been lost in conflict.
This will be done in a number of ways
-A centre for us to co-ordinate and run many of our activities must be established
-Land must be acquired for which we can start farming again
-Displaced people must be trained in the techniques required to run these farms
-Various craft workshops will be run from the centre, allowing us to fund future ventures ourselves, without the need for donations
The fundraiser will crucially also allow Wirba, his wife and three children to
relocate to a safer area where he can expand on the work he has already begun and the many skills they can offer to the local community.
Please donate today to our fundraising campaign! https://www.gofundme.com/f/MbiameNewVisioncommunitysupport
THANK-YOU very much.
There are many in Bamenda at this moment with no access to food or medical supplies. At this time, we are doing our best to mobilise donations and get these people the help they so desparately need.
For a community to flourish it must be able to sustain itself, that is why sustainability is at the centre of what we do. Sustainable farming is farming ecologically by promoting methods and practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound and protect public health. These farms are at the core of our work.
Our desire is that the communities we help build will continue long after we are gone, that is why we value of the importance of passing on the skills and knowledge required to live sustainably. We do not just arrive, build farms, and leave. We teach communities how to create the farms themselves, along with all the methods and practices required to maintain them. This is how we make our mission truly sustainable
One of the biggest problems facing the crisis at the moment is how unaware the world is of what is happening. Here at New Vision, we are doing all we can to spread the word of this crisis, in the hope that it may come to as swift an end as possible