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Sierra Leone Village Partnerships

Sierra Leone…

Ranked 180 out of 187 in the UN Development Index, below Afghanistan, Sudan and Haiti…For more information visit the Learn More about Sierra Leone page.

Has a literacy rate between 34-24%.

Can provide less than 25% of the population with access to clean drinking water.

Has the 6th worst maternal mortality rate in the world, for every 100,000 babies born per year, 970 mothers die.

Is where the average child entering school will only get 7.2 years of an education.

Sierra Leone was destroyed by a bloody rebel war from 1991 to 2002. It remains one of the world's poorest countries and is notorious as the land of blood diamonds.  Sierra Leone is now at peace, but its infrastructure is still a shambles. Schools, hospitals, clinics and government buildings were all destroyed during the war. 

The Sierra Leonean government, the United Nations and NGOs cannot possibly provide the support necessary to all of the areas in need. Most villages and towns in rural areas are on their own with respect to the rebuilding of their communities.  Sierra Leone Village Partnerships, Inc. (SLVP) is dedicated to helping these smaller communities.

SLVP is a U.S. non-profit charity with 501(c)(3) status.  We are staffed entirely by volunteers.  More than 97% of every dollar donated goes directly to funding projects.

We work directly with local leadership of the village, providing them with what they want, not what we think they need.  We don’t simply give hand outs.  We work together with villages in partnerships providing financial aid with the contractual understanding that it is up to them to do the building and manage their budget.

We've worked in tandem with these remote populations since 2007 to help them rebuild their lives and get back to the business of living.

To see how we operate and what makes us different from other NGOs,

 please enjoy the video below...

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