Village Partnership is an opportunity to help a village in Sierra Leone overcome the obstacles of extreme poverty, illiteracy and endemic disease through committed partnership. Since its inception as a medical clinic partnering with teams of visiting doctors, Mercy Hospital has provided medical outreach to a network of villages surrounding Bo. In 2017, the Child Reintegration Centre launched a child scholarship and support program to reach the villages, so that children can go to school and receive case management services. Recognizing that the best way to help children is to equip, strengthen and empower families and community, Helping Children Worldwide is partnering in an initiative to expand services to these villages to provide family empowerment programs, micro-finance training, sanitation, clean water sources, school development, improved infrastructure, health and educational support services.
Believing that local ownership of solutions is the best way to ensure long term progress, this initiative has a built-in mechanism for turning funding responsibility over to to the village to continue the work initiated under the partnership by creating both a reinvestment oversight board in each village and an enterprise to generate reinvestment funds.
Churches, families, individuals and organizations are invited to join our Village Partnership initiative with a monthly or annual commitment over three years. You can also fund an individual project such as a well or sanitation system, or the entire village improvement and empowerment project.