Imani House Speaks Newsletter - Overview Liberia
We hope that you are enjoying the world around you in spite of the obstacles that are there to make each of us stronger and perhaps accountable to overcoming for others and ourselves.
Imani House is a small grassroots organization that believes in the strengths of our communities through self-help, motivation, determination and action. Since 1985 we’ve been working to develop local leadership toward resolving many of the problems that developing countries experience. Literacy, both functional and academic are primary to our efforts.
The Imani House “Liberian Womens’s Health Manual a 63 page publich education project guide was finished a few months ago and training of grassroots village women as instructors was completed last week. We are piloting the manual in four locations presently including daily at our Clinic site where waiting patients come by 7:30am to be first in line for treatment, which begins at 9. The three other locations are within our special summer session literacy classes. Receptiveness is so far great and beyond expectation.
The Public Education Manual created by Imani House and Proliteracy touches on the topics of Health, Sanitation, Nutrition and Human Rights. All areas of weakness in our developing communities. Weaknesses that lead to the reduced life expectancy of Liberians who die 25 years younger than do the average American. Life is most precious but its value is enhanced through an improved quality of life which is the objective of this public education project.
Donate a Latrine: With our campaign we realize that many communities don’t have latrines. What use if we teach people that human waste is dangerous when they have no latrine to deposit this waste. How’d you like a latrine named after you :+))!? Well if not, you can still be a part of adding years and quality to many Liberian lives through a donation to our Latrine project.
New Palava Hut: Thanks to donations from people like you, IHI was able to remove our 25 year old termite infested rotting Palava Hut roof and replace it with a high quality coated zinc roof. This gazebo like facility is an integral part of community life in Liberia. IHI’s serves as a meeting place for any community group, for international visiting groups, as a training facility, as a dental space during the war and for community holiday events and celebrations.
Coming Soon Vocational Training Project: Thanks to GlobalGiving donations IHI was able to renovate our old clinic site and open a triage center to isolate people suspected of carrying the deadly Ebola virus. When Ebola was no longer a threat, IHI further renovated this site and our plan is to create a vocational training center for young Liberian women and men as well as to create a small library for the surrounding area. You can also DONATE toward this important project.
Imani House objectives continue to be giving a hand up and the skills, information and when possible opportunity. All of our leadership and support staff are Liberian, some trained by us. We could not be prouder of our efforts and hope you will continue to support us. After 32 years we’ve built the type of credibility and trust that assures you that your $ will be well used. PLEASE JOIN THIS EFFORT – Complaining about our broken world has less of an impact than giving of our time or our resources. Let’s join hands with Imani House and make the positive change we dream of.
Palava hut in progress
Palava Hut Roof Complete2017
Clinic's importance Testimonial from a Mother
IHI Mobile Health Team - Mothers Await Treatment