The Eldercare Cameroon Collaboration is a joint venture between WD International and Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance. Community Development Volunteers for Technical Assistance (CDVTA) is Cameroon’s leading organization serving elders in the North West English-speaking part of the country. It has a proven record of excellence for 20 years of elder-driven work. CDVTA has been intentional in supporting Elder rights and providing assistance in improving Elder livelihoods through community-based initiatives.

WD International has established various options in which to engage with Eldercare Cameroon via CDTVA. Please identify which option you would like the donation to go towards in the space provided on the donation form:

  1. Become a Village Partner
  2. Adopt a Specific Activity
  3. Adopt Educational Advancement
  4. Other: (Please Specify)

For more information about each option, please visit: (Eldercare Cameroon Collaboration)





CDVTA currently reaches approximately 74,500 individuals through 324 Elder (Old People) Clubs, over 450 volunteers and 129 villages in NW Cameroon. Currently CDVTA has 9 staff (the community nurse who starts March 1, 2018 will bring them to 10 staff).

A village may have several Elder (Old People) Clubs. An average club consists of 50 members or more and 2 volunteers. Clubs are located geographically in villages so Elders living close to each other develop relationships and do not have to travel far to meet. Before the clubs were developed, Elders were isolated and lonely. Now they come together to support each other, sing and dance, participate in the various projects and oversee activities via their clubs.

For more information about CDVTA, please visit http://www.cdvta.org.

For more information about the Eldercare Cameroon Collaboration, please contact Walter Coffey at wdintl@bellsouth.net.