The mission of Ascovime is to provide rural populations in Cameroon with healthcare and educational supplies, all free of charge. Ascovime functions to achieve this goal in a rather unique way compared to other humanitarian organizations – all members contribute on a volunteer basis, so all the money raised goes directly to those who really need it. With this model comes the need for great grassroots efforts from all over the world.
One such project has been that of Dawn Hansen, a first grade teacher at the American School of Yaounde who is originally from Wisconsin. In just a few weeks, she has crafted over a hundred “Cameroonian Coolers,” bandanas filled with crystals that can absorb and retain cool water, thus keeping one cool in the hot African sun. Dawn’s has lasted for over 10 years! At the moment, this great effort has raised almost $500 and counting!
Here’s where you can support Ascovime through a donation.