The Sisterland Project
How we are helping the women and their children who are living precariously on the streets of Freetown in Sierra Leone.thumbnail view
The Sisterland Project
Many women and their children are living precariously on the streets of Freetown in Sierra Leone. This project plans to help our partners in Sierra Leone give shelter and training (for around 6 months) to these homeless mothers to enable them to become self-sufficient. This project is moving forward quickly. Our partners in Sierra Leone are Sisterland Limited – a non-profit company who have acquired the three year lease of a property in Freetown. Before they open the doors they have to make essential property improvements and acquire furnishings and household items and personal items for the mothers and children. This is where Rotary Club of Aberdeen St Fittick has stepped in to help.
We are arranging to ship a container to Freetown from Aberdeen in December/January and we are looking for donations of any kind to help furnish and supply the home and provide for the mothers and children. Furnishings and household and personal items that any home with children requires. Even items as basic as soap or nappies are needed. Contact us if you can help.
No project can have long term success without sustainability. We are looking at how we can help improve the upstairs floor of the property to provide five ensuite bedrooms and enable Sisterland Limited (our partners) to use these facilities to accommodate women on a paying basis who are visiting Sierra Leone. We expect most of the guests will be working short term for International Charities. Can you help? Any funds provided to help establish this part of the project will ensure that the project will be there to help women and children for many years to come.
A lease has been acquired of a well-cared for property in Lumley district of Freetown in a really nice location. This is where shelter and a temporary home and training will be given to homeless single mothers living precariously on the streets of Freetown.
The property is well-equipped with a security wall surrounding it. It is split in to two separate apartments each with separate entrances and facilities.
The intention is to make this a safe and happy environment. It will be managed by Mariama who has run projects in Sierra Leone for many years.