Build a home for Ebola orphans in Sierra Leone

by Touch the Nations Vetted since 2015 Site Visit Verified

Summary

Touch the Nations' orphanage will give children a place to call home after the traumatic death of their parents to Ebola. While we see news of Ebola on television, these children cannot just change the channel to escape the disease and its aftermath. 10-year old Saye lost his mother and sister to the Ebola virus, and no one from his extended family has come to claim him. We want to give children like Saye a home.

$30,000
total goal
$9,346
remaining
108
donors
1
monthly donor
3
years

Challenge

Close to 4,000 children in Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola. Thousands of children are now orphaned with nowhere to go. Even identifying the orphaned children is incredibly challenging, requiring close partnership with coordinators on the ground in Sierra Leone. While there are many non-profits and agencies working on Ebola, Touch the Nations is leveraging 10 years of work in country to build an orphanage and provide care for the youngest victims of this crisis.

Solution

This project will build a children's home to care for 30-35 orphans impacted by Ebola. The funds raised here will allow for the initial building of the orphanage, as well as the resources to continue to support the orphans through shelter, food, clothing, and education.

Long-Term Impact

Orphanages and childrens' homes like this one are necessary to help rebuild Sierra Leone and provide for children's basic needs after the trauma of losing parents. This will help the community and improve the lives of countless numbers of children without parents.

Resources

http:/​/​www.touchthenations.com
Touch the Nations website

Organization Information

Touch the Nations

Location: Omaha, NE - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.touchthenations.com
Project Leader:
Carrie Theisen
Omaha, NE United States
$20,654 raised of $30,000 goal
 
153 donations
$9,346 to go
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