Working today to create a better tomorrow in Sierra Leone
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing healthcare to a remote rural region of Eastern Sierra Leone, building a maternal-child health post for this vulnerable and underserved community.
MOH is mounting an emergency response to contain and mitigate the effects of Covid-19 since the pandemic has reached Sierra Leone. We have raised funds for 80 large covered water containers with spigots, soap, hand sanitizer, and masks to create multiple hand washing stations for the village of Ngolahun and its four smaller nearby villages. We have also implemented an information project which includes educational handwashing posters and videos.
Our goal is to raise enough money to supply 100 more hand washing stations so that every two houses can share a hand washing station. Please donate generously to help this impoverished village which lacks basic sanitation supplies. Many thanks!
The Sierra Leone project is Miracle of Help's most ambitious to date. Sierra Leone has the second highest infant mortality rate in the world, and one out of five babies do not survive to age five. Inspired by a firsthand account of the poverty and lack of medical services for pregnant women in the rural Eastern Region province of Sierra Leone, the Miracle of Help (MOH) team is a charitable organization helping those communities build a women's center, known there as a Maternal-Child Health Post (MCHP), for safe childbirth and pre- and post-natal care. The center is located in the village of Ngolahun, a village of slightly over 2,000 people, with no electricity or running water. Four smaller villages (Bunumbuwo, Njala, Baaka, and Tagbama) with a combined population of about 1,200, are within one day’s walking distance, and will also receive services from the MCHP.
Our Mission: We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit seeking to act as a catalyst for rural communities to mobilize and co-design solutions that address their overall social and healthcare needs.
Our Model: MOH is using a community-led development model. At a four-day day vision meeting, the villagers developed a four-pronged approach to solving their specific healthcare needs. These are: physical health, social health, economic health, and government interface.
Our Vision: We envision being able to use our project in Ngolahun as a prototype and template for future projects to help create healthier and more prosperous communities across rural Sierra Leone.
In Kenema, we are in the process of building a mixed-use structure to serve as a skills training center, with a wood-working shop, restaurant, laundry, and internet cafe. These small businesses will support the MCHP. The center will also house a conference room for meeting with officials, an important component of working with the Sierra Leone government.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.