Health
 Liberia
Project #14098

Ship Our Truck to Liberia

by Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia!
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Summary

We are working every day to improve the health and welfare of the people of Margibi County, Liberia with an emphasis on preventative healthcare for women and their children. It's rainy season now and our car just can't make the trip from our headquarters in Kakata to the 33 villages where we work. The roads have become rivers of mud. This project provides the funds that allow us to ship a new 4X4 truck to Liberia so we can continue to meet the enormous need for health education and care.
$495
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Dr. Hena , a Liberian born missionary, developed the framework for a Liberian health initiative while living and working as a doctor in Kazakhstan. She returned to Liberia last June and opened a community-based acute care clinic where she treats immediate health needs. Malaria and diarrhea continue to be the major causes of death with skin problems, anemia, worms, respiratory illnesses, fevers and STDs very common. Her car can't navigate the mud during the rainy season.

Solution

We are working with groups in the US to purchase a truck capable of navigating the muddy Liberian roads during rainy season, but we need to raise the funds for shipping the vehicle from the US. We shipped a 15 passenger van last year so we have a clear idea of the process and the cost. The new 4X4 truck should be ready to ship by the end of August.

Long-Term Impact

During rainy season the roads wash out or become rivers of mud isolating some villages. To solve the problem we are training community health workers who live in the villages with the most people at risk. However, there are still medical needs that require the doctor to visit. In addition there is need to deliver medications and supplies. For these times we need a vehicle that is capable of navigating the mud.

Resources

http:/​/​www.healthywomenliberia.org
Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia Website
President Ellen Sirleaf's Endorsement

Organization Information

Healthy Women, Healthy Liberia!

Location: Colorado Springs, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.healthywomenliberia.org
Project Leader:
Nanci Cole
Colorado Springs, CO United States

Funded Project!

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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