Read about Ruth
Vitsemmo Akumbu's work with underprivileged Aku-Fulani
Ruth Vitsemmo Akumbu, 25, is founder and coordinator
of "Seek Ye Multipurpose," a group
that helps underprivileged Aku-Fulani girls
in Bambili, which is in the Northwest province
of Cameroon, Africa.
Ruth sent her "story" to us on Thursday,
October 10, 2002.
What kind of philanthropy did you participate
I did and I still do participate in philanthropic work. Itís based on educating
underprivileged Aku-Fulani girls.
did you get the idea to get involved?
I live among them and see their needs.
were you working?
I work with a common initiative group that renders services in areas that are
in need. We are based in Bambili in the Northwest province of Cameroon.
work with anyone else?
I work with 5 other men and women.
the best thing about your experience with philanthropy?
The joy of seeing my goal accomplished.
the hardest part of your project?
The financial aspect. Itís the hardest thing for a group such as ours and
for me in particular who is head of the group, and I always have to see that
the goals of the group are accomplished.
you say to someone else who is thinking of getting involved with some kind of
I would say, if you have the heart for people, do it. If not don't. Itís
not always easy, but you will find joy when you render a philanthropic service.
you changed as a result of your experience participating in philanthropy?
I am more determined than ever to love and serve without receiving a reward.
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