Project Esther works to offer support services to young mothers and those who have experienced sexual abuse or exploitation. The project aims to biblically equip young women to develop self-esteem, confidence, and the capacity to build their lives on positive values while overcoming past experiences.
According to the United Nations, more than 55 per cent of women over 15-years-old in Cameroon have experienced physical violence. Twenty per cent of women report that their first sexual intercourse experience was against their will, especially those who had intercourse before they were 15-year sold (30 per cent). Teenage pregnancy is prevalent as many girls in Cameroon are victims of sexual abuse from a very young age. For fear of stigmatisation and reprisals, they become timid and remain silent. This trauma usually lasts a lifetime and there is a great need for internal healing, restoration, forgiveness, love and reconciliation.
Project Esther aims to offer various channels of support to such women to assist them in navigating challenges and achieving a better future for themselves and their children.
- More than 55 per cent of women over 15-years-old in Cameroon have experienced physical violence
- 20% of women report that their first sexual intercourse experience was against their will
If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will reallocate remaining funds to similar projects.