Back in Mbokop

Back in Mbokop

After over 3 days of travel, the Cameroon team is back in Mbokop!

On Sunday evening, Briana, Rachel, and Lauren departed DC, and Gabe from LA, to connect in Paris en route to Douala. The team landed in Douala approximately 5:30 PM local time on Monday evening, and were escorted to the Catholic Mission to spend the night. The team had a great dinner in Douala at Saga Africa, and the next morning departed for Kumbo, the nearest big town to Mbokop) early on Tuesday morning.

The trip from Douala to Kumbo takes at minimum 8 hours, so all things considered the team made great time! (Slowed down only by some potholes and sections of road affected by the rainy season.)

Speedbumps on the road from Douala

Speedbumps on the road from Douala

Market Day in Kumbo

Market Day in Kumbo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Kumbo, the team stayed at the Banso Baptist Rest House, the house affiliated with the Banso Baptist hospital which serves the region. The team met with Pastor Julius (a primary POC for the project) and Maxcelline (our cook while in country), as well as Cait, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kumbo who has been an amazing help in planning and coordinating our logistics and helping the team.

This morning, after visiting the hardware store in Kumbo, the team continued on the road to Mbokop, arriving in late afternoon and beginning to get settled into the community.

We’re looking forward to hearing how the initial meetings with the community go tomorrow, and wishing our travelers a Happy Thanksgiving and successful trip from afar!

Post-Breakfast (and coffee!) team selfies

Post-Breakfast (and coffee!) team selfiie

The view from the Banso Baptist House in Kumbo

The view from the Banso Baptist House in Kumbo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Kumbo, the team stayed at the Banso Baptist Rest House, the house affiliated with the Banso Baptist hospital which serves the region. The team met with Pastor Julius (a primary POC for the project) and Maxcelline (our cook while in country), as well as Cait, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kumbo who has been an amazing help in planning and coordinating our logistics and helping the team.

This morning, after visiting the hardware store in Kumbo, the team continued on the road to Mbokop, arriving in late afternoon and beginning to get settled into the community.

We’re looking forward to hearing how tomorrow’s initial meetings with the community go, and are wishing our travelers a Happy Thanksgiving and successful trip from afar!

The implementation of a water system and travel to our remote Cameroonian community is only possible through your help! We appreciate any support you can provide.  

  • Click here to donate to the Cameroon team.
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Mbokop thanks you!