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Project Highlights

  1. The program will help girls establish sustained economic empowerment and business growth, improved social safety and emergency preparedness.
  2. ChildFund International has been working in Sierra Leone since 1985 and currently assists more than 400,000 children and family members.


Empower Young Women

Mick Foley is a long-time supporter of ChildFund and is dedicated to improving the lives of young women in Sierra Leone who have been traumatized in times of war. With his focus on helping these victims, he generously funded the SEAFU Vocational Training Center in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone. Your gift will help expand and sustain this valuable program.

Sierra-Leone-MapProgram Goal:  This project is designed to empower 200 girls and young mothers ages 10 to 18 through the strengthening of economic and social services in the communities of Kamasikie, Kagbankona and Katumpu Mandingo, three communities in the northern district of Bombali in Sierra Leone. The beneficiaries were among many girls and young women abducted during Sierra Leone’s five-year civil war.

ChildFund International has been working in Sierra Leone since 1985 and currently assists more than 400,000 children and family members.

The program components include livelihood skills training through the ChildFund affiliate as well as local artisans and mentors, followed by job counseling; a revolving loan program to increase household incomes and cover scholarships for beneficiaries’ children as well as an emergency fund for mothers and children; and health education through behavioral change interventions as well as enhanced access to care. ChildFund staff will implement the program alongside our partners Salone Microfinance Trust and the Munafa M’patie Federation.

Expected Results: The program will help girls establish sustained economic empowerment and business growth, improved social safety and emergency preparedness — all through robust interventions in livelihoods, agriculture and health education and information sharing.

The program will be implemented within one year, but the monitoring of the revolving loan plan will be implemented for a minimum period of three years by Salone Microfinance Trust, and the viability of the program will be reviewed in phases to ensure that benchmarks are met.

Read more about Mick Foley, his connection to Sierra Leone, and his new book, Countdown to Lockdown.

Sierra Leone Woman and Child.

Sierra Leone Family

 

Mick Foley visits Sierra Leone.

Mick Foley

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