Last week was the first time the three most affected West African nations recorded no new cases of Ebola since the unprecedented crisis began in March 2014.
According to the World Health Organization, there have been more than 11,000 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. There is no assurance that the disease is complete. Liberia had been declared free of the disease in May 2015 when a flare up occurred in June. It is now disease-free for the second time.
The impact on Deborah and her sister Florence and cousins Mattie and Ingrid has been tremendous. Schools were closed for six months. Simple human touch – a handshake or a hug – has all but disappeared. Deborah no longer shares her lunch or water with friends at school. Her classroom holds fewer children, all of whom must sit further apart than before Ebola; many children have not returned to school.
The Foundation for Women Liberia’s Post-Ebola Recovery Program is underway. Everything has changed in Liberia. Now is time to really make a difference in a country where we have been working since 2007 and are regarded as a major force of social change.
Our goal is $50,000 by December 31, 2015 in support of our three microfinance products: group loans, individual loans, and low-fee independent school loans.
We have helped thousands of women and families in 250 communities across the country. Help is needed now more than ever.
Please be part of this Post-Ebola Recovery Program by:
Visiting www.foundationforwomen.org and pressing “DONATE NOW”
By sending a check to FFW PO Box 2786 La Jolla, CA 92038
By calling Cory at 858.483.0400 to make a donation by phone
By contributing appreciated stock and receiving a tax- deduction from us
For every donation of $200 or more, we will send you an “Amazing Grace” bracelet made by women in Liberia where the average income is less than $1 per day.