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Kumba
Southwest Province

These colors correspond to the volunteer's comments below.


Mike Herrold, Kumba 1997-1999
Math/Science
mherrold@bamilekeimport.com


Lauri Wardell, Tinto 1997-1999
Education
lwardell@wellesley.edu

About Mike

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ABOUT MIKE: Mike has been back to Cameroon several times since he COSed, and works with John Granville to run Bamiléké Import, a company that works with Cameroonian artists to export and market art crafted in Western Cameroon.

Mike's new address is:
Mike Herrold
625 Main St. Apt. 2
Buffalo, NY 14203

TRANSPORTATION: Taxi and bush taxi are the primary forms of transportation to and in the village.

TRANSPORTATION: The village is 3 hours from the nearest city, and the ride costs about 1500 cfa. To reach the village from Yaounde, take a taxi to Douala (3000 cfa?) and then a taxi to Kumba (1500 cfa).

CLOSEST VILLAGES: Limbe, Konye, Tombel and Nguti

LODGING OPTIONS: Ayaba Hotel, Hotel Mondial

LODGING OPTIONS: Azi Motel

HEALTH: Presbyterian Clinic with European Doctors (Buea Road). There iss running water in the village.

CONTACTS IN VILLAGE: Anthony, who owns the liquor store opposite entrance to main market, is a reliable contact.

RELIGIONS: Predominantly Catholic and Presbyterian, some Luthern

CLIMATE: Hot and humid, Hilly, but not like the Northwest

ELECTRICITY: Yes, but it went out every rain storm - sometimes for days, other times only for hours.

CUISINE: Achu, roasted fish, corn chaff, beans and puff puffs, koki

SCHOOLS: GTHS Kumba, GHS Kumba, CAAS Kumba

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