Livelihood and Alternative Skill Development
Lelewal has been actively supporting her communities in the domain of livelihood and Alternative Skills development and in other domains like Tailoring, income generating activities and the valorization of Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP). Indigenous peoples in Cameroon are around ninety nine percent nature dependent mainly hunter-gatherer and traditional livestock grazing. The advent of climate change phenomenon has devastated their livelihood and consequently their well-being.
In the main time, the Mbororo community of Ngorin who are mainly Pastoralists have been witnessing changes in their environment with the invasion of strange plants causing the reduction of pastures fields for cattle grazing, drying of streams and rivers, land fragmentation and privatization, creation of large scale commercial farms and ranches, lack of clear policies on Pastoralism thus not taking into consideration, their livelihoods and subsistence systems.
Many of our outings to the field, revealed that the Baka People have very limited sources for their livelihood due to the prevailing situation.