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.
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.
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.
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.