Sierra Leone has one of the highest mortality rates among children under five; life expectancy is 46 years of age; and 66.4% of the people live on less than $1.25 a day, lack clean water, proper housing, sufficient clothing or medicines and are struggling to stay alive
Malnutrition/starvation are very commonplace here. Most children have never known what a full and nutritious meal looks like. The feeding program is essential to their mental/physical health/growth. We are working to raise funds for four different feeding programs in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
20% of Sierra Leone children will die before their 5th birthday. Malnutrition and starvation are heavy contributors to this woeful statistic. And there are still untold numbers of kids who don't ever see a nutritious meal. Mal-Nourishment/Starvation also contributes to terribly impaired learning capabilities. This makes the four school feeding programs Global Vision is funding/wants to fund absolutely critical to the future of the country.
Because of the school feeding program, the children who are participating in the program come to school every day and on time; they're more active in class; they're doing better academically; they're stronger and more energetic; and they are moving on to higher grade levels!! We are very proud!
Global Vision International works with local communities to improve the life of women and children in the West African nation of Sierra Leone.
Our service is dedicated to supporting small communities in Sierra Leone. Anything our foundation gives them goes directly to the communities - not through an agency or a government official.
The primary focus now is on school feeding programs to make an immediate difference in the lives of children.
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