Liberia

In Liberia we’re working to improve economic and food security, provide safe drinking water, build resiliency to disasters and crises, and increase the quality of education.

“I’m very proud of what I’ve done. Other mums in the village voted me in as Chairwoman of the Mothers’ Group. They respect me because of my attitude towards them and are willing to accept my advice. The group is a good support for women in the community.”

— Cecelia Morris, Chairwoman of Concern-sponsored Mothers’ Group, Rivercess

Why Liberia

83% of Liberians live on less than $1.25 a day

Some 35.5% of children under the age of five in Liberia are stunted. An estimated 33% of females and 13% of males have never attended any school; and only 58.5% of people have access to protected wells.

In total, 23% of rural households rely on unprotected water sources; malaria is a major killer of young children and both gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) are widespread.

Latest Achievements

  • Maternal & Child Health

    We provided nutrition training to 2,275 mothers in the last year across 91 Mother Groups, and we provided support for the establishment of kitchen gardens.

  • Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs)

    We established 75 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) in Liberia in 2017 and 2018, reaching about 1,875 people, supporting these groups with saving kits and training.

  • WASH

    Last year in Liberia, a total of 68 WASH committees were established and trained in sustainable management and use of water resources.

Our work in Liberia

Post-civil war, post-Ebola epidemic, our work in Liberia now focuses on supporting communities as they take control of their own lives.

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