Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone
Provide Flood and Landslide Relief in Sierra Leone

Summary

The average annual rainfall in Freetown, Sierra Leone is 1501 mm (almost 5 feet). It is one of the wettest cities in Africa. This large amount of rainfall results in the runoff of huge amounts of water from the surrounding hills. Unfortunately, the end result is the loss of life and property. Many of those affected are impoverished, and not able to recover on their own. This project helps provide short-term assistance and long-term aid to restore hope and normalcy to those who are affected.

$13,423
total raised
148
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
4
years

Challenge

Because of deforestation in the surrounding hills, Freetown is increasingly prone to flooding. The city is known for its heavy rains and its exceptional vulnerability to flooding. Coupled with overcrowding and indiscriminate house construction, tens of thousands are exposed to the fury of nature. Destitute, the flood-affected residents are often overwhelmed. They urgently need hope and help to get their lives back on track.

Solution

This project helps to provide emergency supplies like food, water, clothing, solar lights, hygiene products, etc to help restore some decency and normalcy. Our long term efforts include providing computer training, microfinance loans, and housing assistance.

Long-Term Impact

Getting people back into normal lives and routines means getting the economy on track; reopening businesses, and getting students back in school. Your support will help them rebuild and rise again.

Resources

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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