Empower 350 Liberian Women

by Restore Hope: Liberia
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Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women
Empower 350 Liberian Women

           Restore Hope is pleased to share this update with you on the incredible work being done in Liberia. Since you have supported and hopefully still hold a place in your heart for our Mental Health and Empowerment program, we thought you would appreciate receiving updates.

           As you may recall from the project description there is an epidemic of mental illness in Liberia. Civil war, Ebola, and COVID-19 have all contributed to the unfortunate fact that 1 in 5 Liberians are living with Depression, Anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Yet, only 1% of Liberians have access to mental health services. 

           Restore Hope: Liberia is training community members to deliver high-quality Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy; IPT-G is proven EFFECTIVE, SCALABLE, SUSTAINABLE, and LOW-COST. After only 4 therapy phases RHL has seen phenomenal clinical results” and dramatic programmatic growth.

           The attached two slides showcase the impact that this program is having. Please view them knowing that YOU have helped fuel these early successes through your donation. Slide two has a recorded message with quotes from just a few of the women who have benefited from your support.

            We hope that you will continue to follow the progress of this important program. Our next steps are to:

    • Hire staff to guide system strengthening efforts
    • Design & roll out robust Quality Assurance/Quality Control measures
    • Revise, translate & localize all survey instruments for useability
    • Engage Group Facilitators in weekly data collection & data monitoring
    • Transition Independent Evaluators to external quality control & ‘spot checkers’

           Thank you again for taking this journey with Restore Hope, and please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions: saundra@restorehopeliberia.org.


Saundra Williams, Executive Director

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I am writing to update you on the progress of this project.  Thank you again so very much for your support.

While we have not garnered anywhere near our goal of $25,000…yet...a hopeful but mighty group of staff and volunteers are working hard to see this through to the finish line. There is no other way for us! As you know, this project is very important as it addresses the Liberian mental health crisis where more than 40% of Liberians suffer from post-traumatic stress and/or a major depressive disorder.

We have recently been awarded a matching grant so that funds received over the next three months will be matched so it is our hope to get to the finish line much faster.  If you or anyone you know is equally passionate about empowering women please let us know so that we may share this opportunity to change the lives of women (many of them mothers) is a very tangible and meaningful way that will ripple down to their children and other members of the community.

Once fully funded, we will expand our existing 12-week evidence-based interpersonal group therapy program for women in several ways. We will increase the number of weekly group sessions, create Train the Trainer therapy coaching, provide compensation to therapy Leads, and offer transportation to and from group therapy sessions.

In the meantime, a signed MoU with the National Cooperative Development Agency in Liberia to provide workshops and technical assistance for establishing a legally recognized cooperative for the Women’s Weaving Cooperative. 

We thank you for taking part in our journey.  Please enjoy the beautiful sounds of the hopeful song.  We received this recently from Liberia and it brings us a great joy we thought we would share with you today: “I know that life can change” - the gift of song from Liberia on Vimeo

If you have any questions about the program, please contact me at saundra@restorehopeliberia.org

If you are interested in helping with fundraising for this program, please contact Heidi Webb at heidi@restorehopeliberia.org

Thank you,


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Restore Hope: Liberia

Location: Monrovia - Liberia
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Project Leader:
Saundra Williams
Monrovia, Liberia
$818 raised of $25,000 goal
14 donations
$24,182 to go
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