Our Kribi partners say “Thank you St. John UMC and friends!”
Together, we started the Kribi Wellness Center in 1995 (in Cameroon, Africa) – to fulfill a need in the community for a place where people could gather for healthy living activities and community education.
Originally the Wellness Center held two large dormitory rooms where students could stay while attending high school. Since 1995 more than 700 students have done this. Throughout the 10-year mission, we have added 3 additional multi-purpose rooms and two smaller rooms for storage and food preparation. Most of our mission activities happen in the multi-purpose center.
Cameroon is a developing country located in Central Africa. The beautiful, hard-working and proud people of Cameroon are committed to working toward the economic stability of their own communities instead of relying solely on the government or others for their survival.
"How special it was to have my own mother accompany our group to Cameroun this time, her first time ever since I was a Peace Corps volunteer there 21 years ago. Over the past two decades, I’ve loved and communed with my extended family in Cameroun, and shared my stories of Cameroun with my own family here in the states..."Read Kelly's Story
"We met a gentleman at the home the of the "president" who had milky white eyes, using a forearm crutch for walking in one arm and the other arm was contracted. He was in need and wanting eye glasses..."Read Jody's Story
Barb's Sewing Workshop 2015
The Kribi sewing project started for me one night when I was working at home on African fabric bags to sell at the St. John UMC Craft Sale. (All proceeds from the sale supports the Kribi Wellness Center we are creating in Cameroon.)