NFI Girl Empowerment Salon project

NFI Girl Empowerment Project flyer For the NFI Girl Empowerment Salon project, the Nkamanyi Football Initiative, with the support of its friends and partners worldwide is creating a training centre where girls can gain hairdressing skills and be self-sustainable. The potential trainer/instructor has extensive hairdressing experience, has gladly accepted the role and also plays for NFI. In addition, we intend to offer the opportunity to internally displaced girls from neighbouring villages not only to participate in the training, but to also benefit from accommodation as they integrate in their new environment/community.


Expected Project cost : CFA 1.8 Million

Raised so far: CFA 1.2 Million +

Expected Start: February 2021

Expected Project Duration: 1 year +


GoalSub goalActivityStatus
Contribution to the empowerment of girls in Kumba who play football Provide accommodation to 6 girls Rent 3 rooms and furnish with bed, stove, table and chairs for two girls per room
  • 19.03 Room search started
  • 05.04 : 2 Room + palour appartment rented
  • Equiping ongoing
Contribution to the empowerment of girls in Kumba who play football Provide training in hairdressing Get location for hair saloon, renovate and equip with salon and training materials
  • Location secured
  • 19.03 : Renovation started
  • 07.04 : Door fortified, Location painted
Contribution to the empowerment of girls in Kumba who play football Provide accommodation to 6 girls Get mentor and assemble girls to participate in training Instructor engaged

Project supporters and promoters

  1. Lesa 90 for NFI Empowerment
    1. Leslie E. Mbah (USA)
    2. Pamela Soh (USA)
    3. Samantha Ngu (USA)
    4. Stella Njende (USA)
    5. Paula Martin (USA)
    6. Mina Nkamsi (USA)
    7. Joycelyn Kitu (USA)
    8. Yolanda Ntam (BEL)
    9. Anonymous Lesa 90 (UK)
    10. Immaculate Komtangi (USA)
    11. Delphine Gamnje (USA)
  2. African Impulse e.V. Germany
    1. Gianni Zanetti (SWI)
    2. Eveline Infanger (SWI)
    3. Clement Nkamanyi (GER/SWI)
  3. NFI Ambassadors
    1. Nanje Edmund Bakoma (USA)
  4. Friends worldwide
    1. Alain Sikapi (CAN)
    2. Lisa Phillips (USA)
    3. Gianni Zanetti (SWI)
    4. Eveline Infanger (SWI)

Salon progress in pictures

Salon in renovation

Salon in renovation

Salon in renovation

Salon in renovation

Salon in renovation

IDP Location in pictures

IDP Location rented

IDP Location rented

IDP Location rented

Kumba is a city located in the South West region of the Republic of Cameroon. It has over 400,000 inhabitants. More than 65% of the population is made up of young people.

The inhabitants of the city thrive mainly from agriculture and trade. As the largest city in the South West and at the crossroads with other cities and neighbouring Nigeria, the city sees a steady increase in population and especially young people (with girls being the majority). There is little or no jobs for these young people. The situation is same even for college/university graduates. There are hardly any industries or companies that employ young people. Girls hardly get the opportunity to get involved in football competitions. But that is slowly changing.