SIERRA LEONE

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. 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.

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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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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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Books and School Supplies

Life provides books and educational materials to teachers and students in Native American and non-profit schools and colleges in the US while also distributing books, educational materials and equipment, and uniforms for students and teachers in many countries.

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