Liberian Council on Rural Poverty Alleviation
LICORPA’s volunteers with hand-washing buckets & disinfectant materials
In its drive to buttress initiatives in the fight against the killer epidemic, Ebola, Liberian Council on Rural Poverty Alleviation or LICORPA, has since launched a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo website for its project: “Help Educate Villagers to Prevent Ebola Infection”. Link to LICORPA’s Indiegogo campaign page is at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-educate-villagers-to-prevent-ebola-infection/x/8694104. The goal of this project is to reduce the rate of Ebola death and transmission in village towns in Dewoein District in Bomi Country- northwestern Liberia. The objective of the project is to provide villagers the needed information, education, and communication on how Ebola spreads and how they can minimize the chances of contracting it. The project activities will include:
Information, education, and communication(IEC) dissemination using community-home-based approach;
Hand-washing buckets and disinfectant materials donation;
Ambulance referral service;
Village households surveillance;
Relief food assistance;
Village health club establishment;
First aid services;
Recruitment of volunteers;
Equipping of focal office.
Hand-washings buckets & disinfectant materials donated by LICORPA to villagers in Dewoein District in Bomi County
Villagers using the hand-washing buckets and disinfectant materials to sanitize their hands
LICORPA began to implement some aspect of the project activities in village towns in Dewoein District in Bomi County in the above pictures. The campaign has 22 days more left to elapse. We need your support by making your contribution and spreading of the word to your family members and friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google plus. We can be heroes if we kick Ebola out of village towns in Dewoein District, Bomi County.
Founded in My 2009, Liberian Council on Rural Poverty Alleviation is a Liberian Registered non-governmental, non-political, and non-religious organization dedicated to catalyzing transformation in rural communities by working individuals and families trapped in poverty and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and diseases. Program activities of LICORPA include:
Business education; and,
Pre-school education services.
For the past three and half years, since its inception in May 2009, LICORPA had and continues to help farm families in Dewoein and Klay Districts in Bomi County to help farm families to create lives above poverty. Most of LICORPA’s beneficiaries in these districts in the county are able today to send more of their children to school, provide the next meal without untold sufferings, save to sooth their uneven cash flow, and provide medical care for their families.
To date, LICORPA had accessed 350 villagers( women, 50%; men, 30%; and youths, 20%) in these districts in the county with entrepreneurial skills training and microloans to establish profitable microenterprises for enhanced livelihood support. Please visit these links: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberian-Council-on-Rural-Poverty-AlleviationLICORPA/305644992787653 and https://twitter.com/licorpa. Besides, through the sponsorship of Central Bank of Liberia, Lonestar Cell MTN, and Insurance Company of Africa constructed a-three room pre-primary school building in Dorley-Lah Town for 100 kids from four villages.
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