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Help CUSO send more skilled volunteers like Rene!
Amount Raised
$4,411.00
Fundraising Goal $2,000.00

My Message

Over the coming year, I will be volunteering in Cameroon for the African Model Forest Network (AMFN). Based on an idea born here in Canada, the AMFN is a concept of participatory sustainable forest management, working with the affected communities, government, and private industry to think long-term about and reach consensus on how the forests should be managed. Specifically, I will be working with the Baka and Bagyeli people – severely marginalized indigenous hunting and gathering peoples whose livelihoods depend on the forest - to ensure they have a stronger say over this process, and to help them develop alternative economic opportunities. I am extremely excited to work with and learn from the Baka and Bagyeli peoples. I am also looking forward to sharing my time, dedication and skills towards one of the first of many model forests that will be established in Africa. We all have an important part to play in being engaged citizens. CUSO sends many skilled and experienced volunteers to share their professional skills, but they can't do so without your support! No donation is too small and even $5 or $10 goes a long way (especially considering CIDA leverages every dollar spent 9times!). Please help me reach my fundraising goal, so CUSO and volunteers like me can continue working towards positive change. Every donation comes with a surprise Cameroonian gift (or postcards)!! Please email me your address or any questions to renetoupinpiper@gmail.com I will be blogging and sharing my experiences, pictures and videos at renetoupinpiper.com To learn more about the African Model Forest Network, please feel free to check them out! http://www.imfn.net/african-model-forest-network

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Thank you to my sponsors:

A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Jul 29, 2013 2:05 AM
Jeff & Kaori donated $100.00
May 21, 2013 12:33 AM
Ann left a message
Apr 24, 2013 5:53 PM
We greatly admire you and your efforts.
Ann Gardner & Peter donated $100.00
Apr 24, 2013 5:51 PM
Rosemarie Van Haeften left a message
Feb 21, 2013 5:45 PM
Good luck and take care
Rosemarie Van Haeften donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 21, 2013 5:44 PM
Dave and Susan left a message
Jan 19, 2013 12:40 PM
Best wishes to you for a fulfilling and wonderous adventure! We look forward to reading about this important effort.
Dave Toupin and Susan Wilcox donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 19, 2013 12:38 PM
James Cameron donated $50.00
Jan 12, 2013 12:49 PM
Anne Toupin donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 11, 2013 5:58 PM
Louise Atkins left a message
Jan 9, 2013 8:07 PM
Dear Rene Wishing you well in your enterprise. Perhaps you can find a way to partner your work with Farm Radio International. Fond regards, Louise and Duncan
Louise Atkins and Duncan Bury donated $200.00
Jan 9, 2013 8:01 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 6, 2013 11:52 PM
The Hill Family left a message
Jan 6, 2013 8:01 PM
Rene You will look back on this most worthy cause as a memorable event for the rest of your life. All the best for your coming endeavours. Best of luck ( having spent a few years in neighbouring Nigeria I know you will need some)
Keith, Helen,George & Emily donated $100.00
Jan 6, 2013 7:45 PM
Ann and Mike left a message
Jan 6, 2013 5:13 PM
Hi Rene: Mike and I hope you have a great experience in Cameroon and look forward to reading about your work with the AMFN. Best wishes
Ann and Mike donated $50.00
Jan 6, 2013 5:11 PM
Cassie Cheung donated $20.00
Dec 28, 2012 8:51 PM
Gabe donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 27, 2012 11:44 PM
Trudy Connor left a message
Dec 27, 2012 10:20 PM
Good for you, Rene. All the best, and we look forward to hearing about your work.
James Irvine & Trudy Connor donated $50.00
Dec 27, 2012 10:18 PM
Amanda Clarke & Ben Piper donated $750.00
Dec 27, 2012 2:24 PM
Lise Drolet donated $50.00
Dec 27, 2012 1:52 PM
John and Marcia left a message
Dec 27, 2012 1:39 PM
Thanks, René, for the opportunity to support you in this important work--look forward to hearing your thoughts as it all unfolds. Viva!
John and Luciana McConville donated $100.00
Dec 27, 2012 12:42 PM
Sharon and John Carstairs donated $200.00
Dec 27, 2012 12:29 PM
Jim left a message
Dec 27, 2012 12:02 PM
Good luck on your adventure Rene. We admire your commitment and look forward to following your blog.
Jim & Debbie donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 27, 2012 12:00 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 26, 2012 12:24 AM
Corry Berghout donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 24, 2012 10:36 AM
John Saxby & Marcia Burdette donated $100.00
Dec 23, 2012 8:12 PM
James Cameron donated $250.00
Dec 23, 2012 2:23 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 22, 2012 8:38 PM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 22, 2012 8:02 PM
Fran Klodawsky and Aron Spector left a message
Dec 22, 2012 1:37 PM
Best of luck to you Rene. We look forward to hearing all about it!
Fran Klodawsky and Aron Spector donated $100.00
Dec 22, 2012 1:36 PM
Rose & Bill donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 21, 2012 7:10 PM
John and Rosemary left a message
Dec 21, 2012 11:21 AM
Hi Rene, Sounds like a great project. Good luck with the fundraising.
John and Rosemary Williams donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 21, 2012 11:18 AM
Martha Wiebe donated $100.00
Dec 21, 2012 7:52 AM
Matthew Dick donated $25.00
Dec 20, 2012 4:53 PM
Doug Ward left a message
Dec 19, 2012 3:32 PM
Good luck Rene
Doug ward donated $100.00
Dec 19, 2012 3:30 PM
Ted Quade donated $100.00
Dec 18, 2012 6:59 PM
Fred and Sherill left a message
Dec 17, 2012 8:50 PM
Good luck, Rene! And enjoy an exciting opportunity!
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 17, 2012 8:49 PM
Daniel Z. Adams donated $150.00
Dec 17, 2012 11:59 AM
Kringen Henein donated $20.00
Dec 16, 2012 10:29 PM
Juan Guerrero donated $50.00
Dec 14, 2012 8:57 PM
A friend donated $20.00
Dec 14, 2012 3:01 PM
Marlee Wasser donated $36.00
Dec 13, 2012 5:13 PM
Gabriel donated $10.00
Dec 13, 2012 11:45 AM
Gay Richardson donated $50.00
Dec 13, 2012 10:04 AM
A friend donated an undisclosed amount
Dec 12, 2012 10:37 PM
A friend donated $30.00
Dec 12, 2012 2:42 PM
Lucas Donlevy-Riddall donated $25.00
Dec 12, 2012 12:10 AM
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