USDA McGovern Dole Video Recap

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization recognizes Cameroon as a low income food deficit country. In some rural areas as many as 46% of children under 5 are underweight. Up to 70% lack access to clean water. 90% of children are illiterate. Sponsored by the USDA and implemented in Cameroon by Nascent, the McGovern-Dole Food For Education Program seeks to seed sustainable development by boosting school attendance and literacy while addressing the root causes of school absenteeism in rural children which are primarily hunger and diseases caused by poor sanitation such as dysentery


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Developed in 2016 in response to a political crisis that shuttered many schools, leaving thousands of children without access to any organized learning framework.


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Average Yearly Expenses:


Program & Field Costs 76%
General Operations 17%
Fundraising 7%

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