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(Note: The Big Give charges no fee to us – and a very low fee to donors,so practically all the money you donate will come to the Makeni Trust Fund)
We are careful with money: we want as much as possible to go directly towards helping people on the ground in Sierra Leone. This is why we work through local partners who meet reasonable standards of reporting and accountability. All activity in the UK is voluntary.
Projects we are currently raising money to support:
It’s good that we receive many requests for support from our friends in Makeni. Over the last few months our priority was funds to enable our partners to support the local communities recovering from the Ebola crisis. Now we are fundraising for these other, longer-term projects:
- Clean water projects in this region are enormously valuable. We have been asked to fund another borehole at the Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni, to provide a secure supply for their new Maternity Ward,
- University staff development: paying the fees for university staff members to pursue further study and thereby supporting the rising academic standards of the University,
- Funding to support Holy Spirit Hospital provide community outreach clinics in the remote rural areas of the Northern Province,
- Improving infrastructure and facilities at St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired.