Derbyshire charity that’s ‘changing lives’ in Cameroon

Village Aid Bakwell

For the past 25 years, Derbyshire charity, Village Aid, has been helping West African people help themselves out of rural poverty. Here Communications Assistant, Heather Thompson, takes us on a remarkable journey from Cameroon to Bakewell.

In North-west Cameroon, Aishatu fills her bucket with clean water from the communal tap. It’s a simple activity but one of huge significance given that Aishatu used to have to walk long distances before facing frequent fights between members of neighbouring communities over what little dirty water there was available. Diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases were an inevitable and on-going problem for her family…