" Assistance to Victims of Torture and Discrimination; by Legal Assistance we defend any person who is a victim of the above. There is constant violation of the rights of women by culture through force mariages, genital mutilation, refusal of fimale inheritance and also the rights of the child and albinos. " Poverty alleviation through the provision of micro credit for income generating activities. The village poeple work very hard but earn very little, they live from hard to mouth leading to high rate of mortality,diseases, and malnutrition. lack of opportunity to improve on their activities towards generating income since they have no colletaral security in order to borrow from large financial institution. With our micro credit scheme we will provide long term loans with very low interest rate for income generating activities. " Development of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights through the support of developmental project on agriculture, health and cultural development by encouraging the participation or contribution of women and albinos in development activites. " Educational development and the fight against illiteracy through the creation of learning institution. It should be worth noting that more than 70 % of rural population of Kom in the North west of Cameroon are illiterates within which 52 % are childre and more than 60% are fimale since they are not given the opportunity to study as they are being soled in times of hardship to solve some economic problems. This could be because children will have to trek for a distance between 5-10 Kilo metres each day to School . " Fight for Children's Rights by sensitisation of the adult population on the importance of the rights of the child and its importance to the future of the child and its contribution to community development and Nation's building. Some of the villagers of Kom sell their girl child either for force marriage or prostitution for income, some of the boys have to take care of the family by hawking and goat or cattlee heading, so have no time to go to School.
The project will assist to reduce violation of Human Rights in aspect like, gender inequality which calls for inhuman practices against the female folks like; genital mutilation in women, early and forceful marriages, the refusal of female education on the grounds of culture, refusal of female inheritance, discrimination and violation of the rights of the albinos and children. In the fight for poverty alleviation; small-scale business owners and common initiative groups (CIG's) will benefit from long term loans to enable them improve on their agricultural productivity and small business. IHRE will Provide manual and mechanical agricultural equipment, insecticides, pesticides, weedicides, fertilizers, high-breedised seedling all at subsidized prices. This will enable them improve on their business or agricultural activities respectively, increase income, servings and create employment to the local population. This loan will be obtainable from the village credit union which will be set up by IHRE's fund and that provided by donor organsations. This project will benefit the entire community and our activities will probably touch at least 80% of the local population within our target group. Our activities will Promote Developmental projects on Culture, Agriculture, Education and health.
Our innovative activities involve, the fighting against torture, summary executions, forced disappearances and all other forms of cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in order to preserve Human Rights. IHRE has at its disposal an innovative network of SOS Torture, layers who constantly make intervention in cases of Human Rights violation in the Country. Urgent Assistance Programme are provided to any man, woman or child who is a victim of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and in urgent need of help, be it medical, social and/or legal assistance.
In our effort to alleviate poverty We also operate our credit unions in South West and North West Provinces of Cameroon for issuing of micro credits for income generating activities to the poor who cannot borrow from large financial institution for lack of collateral security.
We have succeeded in our effort of poverty alleviation through our micro credit programmes in villages in the South West province (Bova, Bonakada, Likobe, Bwassa, Bokova, Owe) in and around Buea, (Barombi kang, Mboge, Mabunji) in and around Kumba. We have also succeeded to amend some cultural aspect of the people like gender discrimination, Tribalism and Xenophobia.
Some villages of North West province of Cameroon have also benefited from the same assistance from IHRE. These villages include (Santa, Fruawah, Banso) and surrounding villages in and around Bamenda, the North West provincial head quarter of Cameroon.