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In the West African country of Sierra Leone, a little charity can go a long way. This country was devastated by an 11-year civil war, which left hundreds of thousands of widows and orphaned children as its legacy. Poverty and underdevelopment is rampant, and without the assistance of humanitarian organizations, a great number of Sierra Leoneans simply would not survive.

Democracy is slowly being re-established after the civil war and the new government’s priorities include furthering development, creating jobs and stamping out endemic corruption.

Sierra Leone facts in Numbers
6,018,888 population
70 deaths/1,000 live births Infant Mortality Rate
$1700 Average Family Income
9.1% Unemployment Rate
Life in Sierra Leone

Over the past 15 years, Life for Relief and Development has become very active in Sierra Leone by building and operating an orphanage, distributing books to schools, and providing food to needy families.
Life has redoubled its commitment to the people of Sierra Leone through the adoption of a number of new projects which include building community centers where families can worship and pray, digging water wells in villages.

Life’s history in Sierra Leone began mainly because of the increasing number of children left orphaned and without food or clean water. Life began by rehabilitating schools where education and book distributions took place. The Orphanage that Life built currently supports over 200 orphans who are provided with food, shelter, clothing, and proper educational and medical care. Water and sanitation has also been a recurring problem in Sierra Leone and Life works hard to provide families living in villages with a permanent source of clean water by digging water wells.

Sierra Leone: SPECIAL NEEDS
Building Schools

The establishment of educational institutions in developing countries gives hope to children and youth for a future that otherwise may not have been possible. The numbers of children who benefit from safe, child-friendly spaces to learn, play and grow are many. Life rebuilds and constructs schools where children and youth can be educated in Iraq and several African countries. Life plans to provide a safe and secure learning environment for students attending schools in many African nations.

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Food Baskets

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.

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Medical Supplies

Life procures and distributes medical supplies, equipment and medicines to hospitals and clinics in Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and many other countries.

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Orphan Sponsorship

The need for orphan sponsorship has increased tremendously within the last decade. The influx of war has caused many to flee their homes and become displaced, affecting children the most. We have regional offices in all the countries that we sponsor Orphans in. 

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Udhiyah

Udhiyah in Arabic translates to any animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., Cow, Sheep, Goat, or Camel). Udhiyah/Qurbani is the sacrifice of the animals mentioned, after the Eid prayer. It is among the great rituals of Islam and a tradition of his blessed messengers.

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Water Wells

Water wells qualify as a source of ongoing charity. Donate a water well for your loved ones as a source of reward. Life digs water wells in villages and rural areas close to places of worship, hospitals, or schools.

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

LIFE is built on the selfless acts of volunteering and continues to hold its volunteers to the highest esteem. Sign up to volunteer and LIFE will contact you when an event or activity arises in your area.

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