humanitarian projects

From Plants to Pills

The Total Health Center in Kumbo, Cameroon, now creates its own high-quality herbal medicine in pill form. Thanks to the new encapsulating machine, herbs grown locally by the Energy Farming program can be turned into standardized pills. This new technology will help to make the delivery of the medicine easier on the patients and the [...]

October 4th, 2010|Cameroon|

Energy Farming for a Healthier Africa

The Himalayan Institute Cameroon Energy Farming campus in Kishong Village is supporting the Total Health Program with new ingredients for medicinal formulations. Most recently, Energy Farming Program Leader Lilian Gupie organized a harvest of calendula flowers. Back at the Community Center in Kumbo, the flowers will be dried and processed. They can then be combined [...]

July 27th, 2010|Cameroon|

Kumbo Public Library

Thanks to word-of-mouth advertising by a group of avid readers, the Kumbo Public Library has become a cultural focus of the surrounding community, especially among school-age children. Given its location, it was only a matter of time before secondary school students started taking advantage of the library. Each day, hundreds of students walk past the [...]

July 19th, 2010|Cameroon|

Energy Farming Tiller Service Program Comes to Wasi Village

Himalayan Institute Cameroon is bringing modern agriculture to rural villages with its power tiller service program. Miles from the nearest paved road, amid the grass fields of the Mbar Mountain basin, lies unassuming Wasi Village. Throughout most of the year, the market square remains quiet. Subsistence farming predominates and families struggle to send their children [...]

July 13th, 2010|Cameroon|

Total Health Workshop for Women

Himalayan Institute Cameroon's Total Health Center hosted a workshop that focused on hygiene and sanitation awareness and how to improve health in homes and villages—250 women came from several nearby villages. Eucharia Kouh, Total Health Program Leader, presented a holistic approach to addressing hygiene and the common problems caused by sanitary concerns. In addition, she discussed [...]

June 22nd, 2010|Cameroon|

Himalayan Institute Mexico’s First Month-Long Organic Agriculture Training Course

Class began on June 1 for Himalayan Institute Mexico’s first intensive training course on sustainable agriculture techniques. There were 18 students, ages 18 to 41, enrolled in the month-long course, which will meet for four hours every weekday in June. Each day will begin with two hours of theory and scientific background, which will be [...]

June 2nd, 2010|Mexico|

Kumbo Kids Korner

In a community where books are scarce and children are starving for knowledge, Himalayan Institute Cameroon Public Library hosts an afterschool Kids Korner. Every Monday and Thursday, kids come together to participate in reading lessons, group storytelling, writing lessons, creative thinking exercises, games, and of course…tons of fun. Yesterday’s class included program leader Ntani Divine and [...]

May 28th, 2010|Cameroon|

Himalayan Institute Mexico Grand Opening

On April 29, Himalayan Institute Mexico (HIM) held its Gran Apertura—Grand Opening—event. The day was joyous, as the HIM team celebrated the unveiling of nine months of hard work, and the community was finally able to directly participate in HIM activities. The day began in the auditorium of the Jonotla City Hall, where over 600 guests [...]

May 4th, 2010|Mexico|

Building a Demonstration Farm

Over the past month, Himalayan Institute Mexico’s plot of land has been transformed into an inviting and effective demonstration farm. After Arturo, a civil engineer from the Jonotla City Council, donated his time to create a design for the land, a team led by two brothers, Humberto and Manuel Arriaga, immediately began putting the infrastructure [...]

April 27th, 2010|Mexico|

Kumbo Public Library Tests Its Operations

Last week marked an important milestone for the Kumbo Public Library, a joint effort of the Himalayan Institute and the Honesdale Rotary Club, which has been in progress for over two years.  The doors were opened to a select group of local Kumbo residents and HIC staff families in order to test operations before a [...]

March 8th, 2010|Cameroon, Library and Education|