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Plan Liberia, FAWE in US$ 39,000 Ebola survivors support

Jos Garneo Cephas(cephasalert@yahoo.co.uk)
Beneficiaries at one of the distribution centers in Montserrado and Grand Capemount Counties
Beneficiaries at one of the distribution centers in Montserrado and Grand Capemount Counties

(www.elbcradio.com/April 8 2015)-More than 1,022 Ebola affected family heads from Montserrado and Grand Cape Mount Counties are benefiting a US$ 39,000 Girls Power Project.

The Project Officer of Girls Power Project, of the Forum for African Women Educators (FAWE), Liberia, Stephen Tarwo, said: Along with our donor, we have selected the two counties because they were the highest Ebola hit, and caused them the death of hundreds of people in many of their communities.

Mr. Tarwo said: We have 19 communities including Banjor, VOA-Junction and others communities, out of which 11 communities assessed as worst affected by Ebola with 622 surviving people benefiting today in Montserrado County alone.

Stressing, Tarwo also said: The same applies to Grand Cape Mount County, where 400 are benefiting from three-affected communities from 11 communities consisting of Robertsport, Bo Water-Side and Tennie.

FAWE, Liberia as part of the projects activities recently begun a three week distribution exercise of noon food and food materials including anti-Ebola hand wash buckets, canes of cholera, powder soap, and bags of rice, as well as cooking oil and fish canes to several beneficiaries.

FAWE, Liberia is a national empowerment NGO and educational organization for girls and women which also involves in Ebola awareness and hygiene, providing supplementary feeding to Ebola survivors.

The Girls Power Project is being financed by Plan Liberia and implemented by FAWE, Liberia.

Mr. Tarwo said: We have 19 communities including Banjor, VOA-Junction and others communities, out of which 11 communities assessed as worst affected by Ebola with 622 surviving people benefiting today in Montserrado County alone.

Stressing, Tarwo also said: The same applies to Grand Cape Mount County, where 400 are benefiting from three-affected communities from 11 communities consisting of Robertsport, Bo Water-Side and Tennie.

Several survivors and family members told Elbc.com that if not the intervention of various NGOs live would have been very difficult to live. They called on government to put in place a lasting and sustainable program for the Ebola victims familymembers.

A 14 year-old and sixth Grade student Mamie Bombo, (not real name) who lost 19 members of her family to Ebola said: I am grateful for this help and hope there will be other intervention to independently change the livelihood of some of us and go back to school.

FAWE, Liberia also involves in communities social mobilization through women and girls voluntary and capacity building activities through Girls and Mothers Clubs in the eight counties where it works in Liberia.

 


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