SIERRA LEONE - Traditional cultural and religious practices in the predominantly Muslim country of Sierra Leone prevent women from taking part in community decision-making processes. For over 35 years, Our local partner, Christian Extension Services (CES) has been working to include an expanded role for women’s voices.
SIERRA LEONE - 1200 people call the town of Heremakono home. For the past 7 years, World Renew and our local partner, Christian Extension Services, have been working with this community in northeastern Sierra Leone to improve their situation, first by responding to local interest and then by helping them build a local leadership team.
SIERRA LEONE - Kumba Kamara looked at the cash in her small bag and wondered how the school fees would be paid this term. In addition, planting season was approaching, requiring additional capital for tools and seed.
(SIERRA LEONE) Farming is what most people do in northern Sierra Leone, where Fatima Mansaray and her family live in the village of Bendukura. In between the growing seasons, Fatima and others in her village buy and sell basic goods to keep earning income.
(SIERRA LEONE) “Christian Extension Services is the John the Baptist of our communities!” exclaims Rev. Istifanus Bahago, leadership consultant with Resonate Global in Sierra Leone. Christian Extension Services partners with World Renew in this West African country, where poverty is a way of life for many people.
World Renew is helping families overcome poverty through Free A Family® programs. The Mansaray family in Seduya, Sierra Leone continues to make progress in their journey towards a healthier and more financially stable future.
Over a million people are estimated to be displaced as torrential rains and severe flooding affect communities throughout Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sierra Leone. Hundreds are feared dead and if heavy rains continue, many more people could face serious injury, property damage, or lose their lives.
During last year’s harvest, as other farmers grumbled about low yield, Mustapha Fofana hoped for a bumper rice harvest. Mustapha had reason to hope: last year he harvested 180 bushels! “I used to grow just enough rice for my household to eat. But now,” he says proudly, “I can keep some and sell the surplus to pay my children’s school fees, buy school supplies, pay family medical bills, and meet other household needs.”