On March 24th, 2021, a fire ripped through a heavily populated slum called Susan's Bay in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The fire went out of control. Estimated number of houses that were burned to the ground = 300. Estimated number of people displaced = 5000. Hundreds of families lost everything! We are working to help restore hope and dignity. To meet a need not being addressed by other organizations, we have provided school supplies. Many families are still struggling to get back on their feet.
Hundreds of families lost everything after the fire. Families lost all their belongings. Many small businesses lost all their capital and funds. Many families are still struggling to rebuild their homes and restart life.
This project will help to restore life by providing emergency food, supplies, and relief aid. Funds will also help to provide clothing, school supplies, etc, Microfinance business assistance will help small businesses get back on their feet.
This project will help families from sinking permanently into hopelessness and desperation. It will help provide the supporting resources that they need to get back on their feet and move forward in life.
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