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Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone
World Vision in Africa: Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone, a former British colony situated in West Africa, is slowly recovering from a brutal and decade-long civil war. About two-thirds of the population engages in subsistence farming, which accounts for over 50 per cent of national income.

See the communities World Vision works with in Sierra Leone:

1. Kpaka-Krim Go to Communtiy page 2. Galliness Perri Go to Communtiy page    
Sierra Leone National Map

Fighting Ebola

Ebola has killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa. Transmissions rates have slowed down and new cases of infection are very rare, but the virus has affected local economies and families will need much longer to recover from the epidemic.

Fortunately, not one sponsored children has contracted the disease.

World Vision has helped communities in Sierra Leone fight Ebola. We taught people ways to control the spread of the virus and provided frontline and health workers the necessary training and equipment to combat the disease. We are now focusing on long-term recovery programs to support children’s well-being.

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FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Sierra Leone 185/1000 57 Years 49% $340 69% 41% 27,699 5,868,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Over half the population lives on less than $1 a day
  • One of every 50 births in the country results in the mother’s death
  • Half of the population is chronically undernourished
  • About two-thirds of the population depends on subsistence farming for survival

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