Sierra Leone is a small, tropical country of savannahs, farmland and rainforests on Africa’s west coast. Despite having abundant natural resources, it’s estimated as many as 70% of people live in poverty, and life expectancy is among the lowest in the world.
This beautiful country is plagued with poverty and illness, made worse by an 11-year civil war that ended in 2000, and from which the country is still struggling to recover. That war destroyed vital infrastructure like school buildings, hospitals, water facilities and businesses.
In Sierra Leone, our goal is to give communities the knowledge, skills, tools and resources to combat poverty. We work with war-affected communities to give children a safe space to be kids, to gain an education, and to heal.