Sierra Leone

World Renew has been working in Sierra Leone since 1995.

Sierra Leone

World Renew has been working in Sierra Leone since 1995.

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Following the civil war of the 1990’s, rebuilding in Sierra Leone has restored much of the country’s infrastructure. Reconstruction of housing, village roads, and water and sanitation systems continues to be a major priority. However, more than 60% of the population still lives below the poverty line. 

Food Security

Economic Opportunity


While Sierra Leone took early and effective measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic and has very few cases. However, Sierra Leone is one of many countries that have seen an uptick in the marriage of underage girls due to the financial fallout of quarantine With lack of economic opportunity and food insecurity, families feel desperate and the dreams of young girls eager to finish their education cannot outweigh the strain parents feel to provide for the basic needs of their daughters by giving them in marriage. In this context, World Renew’s ongoing work is critical. By creating alternative forms of revenue and greater food security, we can once again start to make progress in protecting the futures of young girls.

World Renew’s partner staff continue programming in the northern part of the country, doing whatever they can while practicing physical distancing from their homes.

Some estimates say humanitarian progress has been set back 25 years by this pandemic. Your gifts to Sierra Leone go straight towards allowing World Renew to continue and, hopefully, scale up our programming in response. We can’t meet these needs without you.

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Partners In Sierra Leone

Christian Extension Services is a national NGO located in Kabala (northeast Sierra Leone), established by World Renew and Resonate in the early 1980’s.

Restarted after the civil war in 2002, CES works to create village development committees which it has helped to establish in 24 villages. These committees create plans for their communities and CES works with them to encourage community transformation through leadership development, food security, and micro-enterprise development.

This past year, eight villages carried out planned activities to strengthen village infrastructure such as grain drying floors, wells, grain storage buildings, a school and improved crop methods. Another 13 communities have ongoing village savings and loan cooperatives which provide capital to micro-enterprises.

Learn about our Partners

A Voice for Women

December 11th, 2018|

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.

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