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We are currently raising $10.000 for solar energy to complete Radio Taboo. Radio Taboo is the community radio for Social Change we are building in Cameroon. Through this project, we are bringing voice to those whose voices are not heard and face to those whose faces are not seen. HITIP appreciates your contribution to this transformation!

This Is How Your Donation helps:

  • $25 will buy 20 light-balls <3
  • $50 will buy a 10 meters cable (04mm) <3
  • $100 will buy 1 electric controller (40A) <3
  • $500 will buy 1 solar panel of 12V- 200W <3
  • $1000 will buy 1 battery to store energy. <3
  • $Any Amount will help <3


BEFORE Issa met Ibrahim, a young polio survivor, in his village of N'ditam in Cameroon, his brother took him everywhere in a market cart.

AFTER a few months, thanks to donations from Issa’s networks in France and the United States, Ibrahim was able to go to school and complete his primary education.






Hope International for Tikar People (HITIP) is a non-profit, community-based organization established to improve the quality of life for marginalized indigenous Tikar and Bedzan (Pygmy) people in Cameroon.  HITIP collaborates with local villages to implement sustainable health, education and art projects to meet the needs of at-risk individuals and communities as a whole.


HITIP was founded in 2002 in direct response to the needs of community members with immediate and critical health care needs.

Ibrahim, a young survivor of polio who was desperately in need of a custom bicycle wheelchair, inspired the inception of HITIP. Immediately after Issa Nyaphaga, founder of HITIP, met Ibrahim he decided to take action. Through educating others about the challenges facing the Tikar people and partnering with communities and non-profit organizations in Cameroon, the United States and France, HITIP was able to raise the grass roots funds to provide Ibrahim with his first wheelchair. Ibrahim enjoys his newfound sense of independence as he is now able to make the 3 km trip to school every morning on his own. This success for Ibrahim has inspired a series of other projects for marginalized Tikar and Pygmy populations. Since 2002, HITIP has provided medicine, emergency medical supplies, shoes, books, school supplies, school bags, clothes and toys to seven villages in the Tikar region.

"I know people who are wasting a lot of resources and money every day... And I know people who need that help. How can I go to sleep without doing anything?! I don't want to make people feel guilty, I just want to connect the two worlds."

—Issa Nypahaga, Founder of HITIP