Isata participating in WeOwnTV's Story Challenge
Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone were declared Ebola-free in 2015, however, a few more cases have emerged in 2016. Last week in Liberia, a woman contracted the virus and passed away leaving her five-year-old son who has also become infected. GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners in West Africa have worked tirelessly to bring the number of Ebola cases to zero and to support the survivors and communities.
Your donations have helped organizations on the ground make great strides toward ending this crisis. Since our last report, eight organizations received additional funding from GlobalGiving donors to work on Ebola prevention and recovery programs:
Accountability Lab is using film to improve awareness and understanding about the impacts of Ebola and to improve accountability of the response.
AdvocAid is delivering legal aid and welfare packages to 315 women and girls affected by the Ebola crisis.
Greatest Goal Ministries USA is supporting 30 survivors and widows, 14 orphanages, and 28 primary community schools in Sierra Leone.
GAIA Vaccine Foundation is creating and distributing ‘storytelling cloth’ to educate about Ebola in Sierra Leone.
MindLeaps is providing meal support for 1,000 people for six months in Kindia, Guinea.
Seed Programs International is providing vegetable seeds, tools, and training to 2,500 Ebola-impacted people in Liberia.
Kidsave International is helping to deinstitutionalize 65 Ebola orphans and train families to receive them in Pugehun, Sierra Leone, and to expand the use of a mobile app with the government to track Sierra Leonean Ebola orphans' statuses.
WeOwnTV is launching a documentary story challenge with filmmakers from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to help amplify local voices telling the story of the Ebola crisis within the West African indigenous media sector.
Donors like you also supported our nonprofit partners’ ongoing work in West Africa through a matching campaign. GlobalGiving provided a 1:1 match on donations made to our partners’ projects during this campaign. Hundreds of donors around the world came together to raise more than $200,000 for more than 40 organizations working to fight Ebola.
Thank you for contributing to the GlobalGiving Ebola Epidemic Relief Fund to support our nonprofit partners working in Ebola-affected communities in West Africa. Click “give now” below to continue programs like these in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.