Reach Out Cameroon NGO Verified non-profit organisation

(Verified non-profit organisation)

Reach Out is an NGO operating in the South-West and North-West, with a focus on the hard-to-reach areas. We are working on Health, Human Rights, and Wealth Creation.

Reach Out was born 20 years ago in response to the wide-spread HIV epidemic in Fako district, particularly among rural communities which were left unattended. The pioneer group of social workers, agricultural experts, doctors and nurses and other well-wishers decided to focus on serving the rural populations with information about the virus and on how to build up immune systems with natural recipes. We quickly became interested on not only serving those rendered vulnerable, but advocating for them and raised our voice to denounce the injustices people living with HIV were suffering in our Country. We’ve never stopped advocating since then.

Experiencing the HIV pandemic was unevenly targeting women, with other specific challenges such as gender based violence, inequality, property expropriation and little access to leadership positions, the organization broadened its focus and included aspects of Gender, human rights and training. This saw the birth of the second department within the organization – Gender and Capacity Building.

In the course of carrying out activities in the Gender and Capacity Building Department, we realised that our sensitisation and capacity building efforts required a third leg. Thus, the Wealth Creation Department was born to take care of the economic empowerment of women and underprivileged groups.

Today these three departments have separated focuses on interconnected issues, and work closely to bring the best impact to communities all over the South-West Region.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

500,000 - 1 million

Participant in relevant networks

South West Women for Peace and Development Network (SWWOPDEN South West North West Women Task Force (SNWOT) Voices of Community Women Community Women Peace Mediators Network (COWOPEM) South West Civil Society Organisations Network (SWECSON) Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth (WMC) International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision all (4)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Cameroon

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Community development; Disability issues; all (11)

Goods categories

Apparel & fashion; Arts, crafts & toys; Computer hardware & software; all (14)