Thanks for Donations!
In August we posted an article giving an update on progression of the new Health Centre in Brama, Sierra Leone, with an estimate from Magnus that a further £27,000 would be needed to complete the building work.
Following this, we were enormously thankful to receive an anonymous donation for £10,000. This was immediately sent to Magnus to enable him to purchase more building materials and continue with the construction. This week, we are even more delighted to announce the receipt of £17,000 from another anonymous donor!
Praise the Lord Almighty!
Once completed the Health Centre and patient wards will be able to serve communities from 35 villages in the local vicinity. Trained staff will work in the clinic and also support communities in the villages, helping them to improve general hygiene and implementing vaccination programmes. They will also be able to provide post-natal health care for mothers and their babies.
There is a serious need for available health facilities in Sierra Leone and this centre will primarily serve children, babies and mothers.
Sierra Leone Health Facts
- The child and infant mortality rate in England and Wales in 2018 was 3.8 per 1,000. In Sierra Leone it was 78 per 1,000.
- Between January and March 2020 in Freetown alone there were 581 maternal deaths.
- Maternal deaths account for 36% of all deaths amongst women aged 15 - 49 years.
- Sierra Leone is the most dangerous place in the world to be pregnant.
- There are only 245 doctors in Sierra Leone serving 7 million people.
- 1 in 17 women won’t survive pregnancy or delivery.
- 60% of population live below the poverty line.
- 1 in 3 people do not have access to clean water.
- 3 in 5 people live in rural areas.
- MOST deaths could be prevented!
Prices for building materials are continuing to rise in Sierra Leone – as they are globally. In light of this, we hesitate to confirm that these remarkable donations for £27,000 will be enough to fund the entire construction. There are likely to be hidden costs as well as further price increases.
Our prayers and huge thanks go to those who have so generously contributed to this important project, which will transform so many lives!
To make a donation to help support our communities in Sierra Leone, click on the Donations button at the top of the website page. If you would like your donation to go to a particular project, please state.
Alternatively donate by Bank Transfer
Sort code: 20-16-08, Account number: 30799076, Account name: Sierra Leone Mission
Or send a cheque
To: Sierra Leone Mission. Postal address: Janet Foord, 2 Cheyne Close, Church Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2SQ