Due to their skill and caring, the documentary HOPE is possible. Henry and Armah were my constant companions traveling throughout Monrovia conducting interviews at various difficult locations, capturing images of life on the streets and speaking to program participants, filming meetings, and chasing down a million details. Working long, chaotic hours they somehow managed to gather beautiful, high quality images and footage that we are now assembling into our documentary. They are dear and treasured members of our human family. Help us honor Henry and Armah's hard work by making this film a reality. Back our campaign on Kickstarter.
Angela is an MD in a country with one doctor for every 72,000 people vs one for every 400 in America. She operates Benson Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia with her husband Dr Jimi Benson. Benson Hospital is the only health care facility in the country that did not close for even one minute during the Ebola crisis. Truly amazing! Back our campaign on Kickstarter.
Foday drove an ambulance, helped hundreds of people and contracted the virus while holding a terrified sick young boy. Fortunately Foday survived - a miracle - thanks to God! He is an Ebola survivor and strong advocate for others who have lived through Ebola. If he looks familiar there’s a good reason, Foday was one of Time Magazine’s People of the Year. Back our campaign on Kickstarter.
Kickstarter Campaign Launched for Documentary on Ebola Crisis: Film to Bring Much-Needed Attention to Liberia’s Ongoing Struggles
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SAN DIEGO – The Foundation for Women, a San Diego-based non-profit working to end poverty through microfinance, has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a powerful documentary about Liberia, West Africa, entitled HOPE.
HOPE highlights the resilience and tenacity of Liberians in the face of the deadly Ebola virus that caused an unprecedented health crisis in 2014, killing more than five-thousand citizens and leaving thousands of orphans in its wake. The disaster was layered upon the country’s existing problems of extreme poverty and fallout from a senseless civil war fourteen years earlier.
Support our Kickstarter campaign to raise money for "Hope: Resilience in the face of war, poverty and Ebola". This film will help raise awareness and funds for our programs. As a backer you can chose from several great gifts including handmade bracelets, Premium Microloan Blend Coffee and more. Be a part of this exciting new project - you can even get your name in the film credits!
About the Author
Deborah Lindhom is the Founder and CEO of the Foundation for Women. For over 20 years she has lived and worked in Africa, India and the United States on issues of poverty, education and microcredit.
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