Our work has extended from war-torn Liberia, West Africa in 1992 to the Burundian civil conflict in 2015.
The devastating first and second Liberian civil wars (1989 to 1996, and 1999 to 2003), saw Liberia, its communities, and its entire infrastructure decimated. Its population was left traumatised while the wide use of child soldiers and deep associated trauma generated an urgent requirement for rehabilitation and sustainable social reintegration.
In response, in 1992, we launched a collaborative project. The project sourced, shipped, and distributed containers of practical aid, while also providing support to grass-roots partner projects in the war-torn nation.
We shipped bi-monthly containers of basic dried foods, hospital equipment, clothing, building materials, micro-enterprise tools, and equipment. And, as technology progressed, IT and educational materials were provided.
In both Liberia and our later work in Burundi, it directly impacted many projects, families, and communities living in the ashes of a brutal, bloody, and deeply traumatic conflict; they were able to rise from the ashes, through the resources and support the project provided.
Alongside this practical support, we ran workshops and 1:1 training and support in the development of micro-enterprise and the use of limited communal assets alongside the community, project, and Leadership Development.