“HAPPY BIRTHDAY”

On the 15 of August we will celebrate the one-year anniversary of switching on electricity in the village of Bokosso. In addition this past year we provided the people with access to cable TV and the Internet.

Enclosed you can read how the people have experienced the past year. We named it “The peoples voice”

NORWEGIAN COMPANY TO ELECTRIFY 92 SOUTHWEST VILLAGES

A Norwegian company known as SunErgy has embarked on a project to provide electricity to some 350,000 people in 92 villages in Mbonge Sub Division of the Southwest Region. The Managing Director of the company, Stein Skjorshammer, made the revelation during an audience with the Prime Minister, Philemon Yang, at the Star Building in Yaounde recently.

To read the full article published in Cameroon Postline 23/02/2015 follow the link HERE

MORNING SAFARI

2 Mites participated on Tuesday, November 18th in the “Morning Safari” radio program. According to the host Mrs. Tabe Enonchong, “The program reaches millions of people in Cameroon and around the world, discussing various topics of interest for Cameroon and its people. The program has a huge following, from all layers of society, including politicians, government employees, businesspeople, university professors and more “ordinary people”. During the program people from Cameroon and all over the world may call in   for questions and comments”. You may follow the program both on Facebook and Twitter.
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Picture: featuring the radio program “Morning Safari”

MORE CREDIT FOR MORE PEOPLE

The lending to the entrepreneurs has been most successful. According to Mr. Wendel “all entrepreneurs are paying back their loans according to their agreements. Based upon our experience so far, we have decided to extend the number of loans to 23 more persons. These are people who participated in our previous entrepreneurship seminar.”
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Picture: A mother inside one shop being sponsored by 2Mites.

NEW JOBS CREATION

“The new job creation related to the project is estimated to reach more than 10 000,” according to Mr. Haugen, Chairman of Board of Directors of 2 Mites. “The nr of new jobs created is related to the entrepreneurship training, employment in SunErgy and with the subcontracts. Approximately 10 000 new jobs will be created due to the project itself and our entrepreneurship training. Approximately 500 jobs will be related to SunErgy Cameroon and its activities, while 500 new jobs will be created by our subcontractors.” Mr. Haugen continues, “it does not take much fantasy to understand the great change this will create for the people in the villages.”
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Picture: Wife and husband, one of many who get help from 2 Mites to start their own business. The couple operates a small hotel and a restaurant in one of the villages.

MICRO LOANS UPDATE

2Mites has been supporting twenty-two entrepreneurs with loans and now is payback time! “I am pleased to inform that all people are keeping their payback schedule,” says Mr. Wendel. “The first payback date for all twenty-two was June 15th. All paid! Actually, they were standing with their money in their hands ready to pay when the 2Mites team showed up to collect the money.
15th of July was the second payback date. It was just a repetition of June 15th. All twenty-two stood ready to pay when the 2Mites team came around to collect the money. This shows not only the capability, but equally importantly the willingness to pay back the loans. It is inspiring and a great stimulus to increase the “loan certificate activity”.”
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(Picture: Chief Ndifongo Jacob Njimba from the village of Bomana in his store together with Dr. Skjørshammer)

22 ENTREPRENEURS


During his last visit to Cameroon Dr. Skjørshammer visited the 22 entrepreneurs who are being financed by SunErgy and 2 Mites. “We are very happy and satisfied to see their progress and discuss their business matters. All entrepreneurs are doing fine and have started to pay back loans according to their loan agreements. All those 22 entrepreneurs participated in the last Entrepreneurship Training Seminar. In addition to the importance of seeing these businesses blooming, is the symbolic value by people seeing and experiencing the dawn of a new day. It is just fantastic!”

(Picture showing one of the participants with a kasawa-machine she financed through 2 Mites to start her business grinding kasawa for the farmers in the region to sell in the market.)

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