updated December 3rd, 2018





Exciting Project for Women in Cameroon

At Enge high school in Zurich, a class decides to launch a ...





Help that works



IPA is engaged in transitional and developing countries with
focus on learning and education.

IPA offers help for self-help, e.g. through projects in the fields of food production and water supply as well as the issuance of micro credits.

The unique aspect of the IPA brand is the
integration of youth in the implementation of projects. This gives Swiss students the opportunity to gain formative experiences.

School classes and junior-teams define, plan and execute their projects independently but are supervised by experienced IPA staff.


All projects are inspected by IPA on location, and once completed, are checked over again. This way all donors have the guaranty that their money is being used in exactly the right places and that people are really getting the help they need.




>More about IPA


>I want to support IPA


>I want to donate by creditcard


>IPA-Newsletter? subscribe & download





Exciting Project for Women in Cameroon

project for installing mills. This might sound rather unusual, but it makes perfect sense.

For the Mofou people in Northern Cameroon, everyday life is marked by hunger and poverty. Women and children are particularly afflicted as the lack of mills puts a particularly severe strain on them. To grind maize and millet, they either make use of stones or take the grain up to ten miles to the nearest mill – often on foot! In collaboration with the Mofou people, the students at Enge high school have worked out a solution: mills run locally by groups of women. This will ease the strain, and the scanty grain can be used more efficiently while the women can additionally generate an income.

The Swiss youngsters have a clearly defined aim: to fund as many mills as they possibly can. They are the hope of the Mofou people – and we provide them with guidance and advice, keeping our fingers crossed for their undertaking.




Stone Age grinding methods – soon to be replaced