The Vehicle You Purchased in Action!

Thank you to everyone who donated at the end of 2016 to purchase this SUV! With your help we are now able to transport nurses to reach children in remote villages in Sierra Leone and save more lives.  Check out your truck in action!

Precarious and muddy terrain…

Truck in SL4 (2)

truck in SL1 (2)

Truck in SL5 (2)

Crossing the river by pontoon…

Truck in SL2 (2)

Truck in SL3 (2)

 

We need your help to keep this truck on the “road” in Sierra Leone!

Will you help cover the cost of fuel and the driver?

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Will you help us with a special project in Sierra Leone?

community-clinic-in-pujehun-sierra-leoneHow would you feel if your child was rejected from a research study for a life-saving new treatment because their condition was too severe? We believe no parent should ever have to find out how that feels. That’s why we are very happy to be partnering with Project Peanut Butter, USAID and the World Food Program (WFP) on an exciting research project in the Pujehun District in Sierra Leone.

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A Life Changing Journey (part 1)

rachael-and-tori-on-planeWhen I was told I had the opportunity to travel to Africa with my Aunt Rachael, I was so excited.  I knew she had been going for years, and I wanted to see the other life she lives over there along with her work. She is the head of ECF and works tirelessly to help thousands of kids who suffer from severe malnutrition. Last year I served as the Youth Leader of the organization and we raised over $10,000 to help save more lives.  I wanted to visit Africa to learn hands-on what it’s like to work with the children in the clinic and see what else I can do to help. I also wanted to see the beautiful sites and the culture.

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A life Changing Journey (part 2)

img_4202Going to the clinic, I had in my head pictures I had seen from my friends who went on missions trips to help orphans, where all the kids were happy and playing.  The clinic was nothing like that. Although the nurses were really nice, I guess nobody is ever happy about being sick and having to go to a clinic.

The clinic is a neat, clean room in a building on a church property right outside the Msisi Compound, one of the worst and largest shanty towns in Lusaka. The first half hour was a little slow, but soon the moms and their children started to come in.  There were cases of ringworm and cough, but those were easily treated with medicine they could take home.  The malnourished kids were handled differently.Read more

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