One of the greatest causes of poverty in Liberia is the most overlooked...the lack of access to clean drinking water. Without water you can't grow food, you can't build housing, you can't stay healthy, you can't stay in school and you can't keep working.
Giving children the chance to learn in a safe classroom with access to a good education influences their path to a sustainable future.
Imagine living in a community where there is no running water, electricity, schools or medical clinics. Liberia is one of the poorest countries in the world.
Roads surrounding Duazhon are sometimes muddy dirt tracks that, in the rainy season, are nearly impassable. The people are desperately poor, health care is all but nonexistent and life is often brutally hard to sustain. There is a place called "Rock Hill." The youngsters working there are covered with dust. That's because they spend 14 hours per day with a hammer breaking large rocks into medium rocks" and medium rocks into small rocks" and small rocks into smaller rocks.
When the rocks are small enough, a construction company truck picks them up at the bottom of a very steep, rutted hill, but the kids have to get the rocks down the hill first. Some of the children working there are as young as 4. Some are covered with rashes and many of them have a persistent cough from inhalation of the rock dust.
For many Liberians, survival is a daily struggle. One out of every five children die before they reach the age of five. Less than 3 percent of the population survives to the age of 65.
My name is Brima M. Kamara. Happily married with four loving children. I have a beautiful daughter and three handsome sons. I am a Christian Pastor and have a Certificate in Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management @ ACCESS TRAINING INSTITUTION here in Liberia.
Although I work on many projects with Mission to Liberia, I have been spending a lot of time with the Deaf and Mute School. The School of the Deaf and Mute has been in existence for 15 years. The children are taught sound languages and other basic fundamentals that can support them in day to day activities. MTL has been supporting the school for a couple of years now; ranging from infrastructure renovations, hand pump construction, food and school supplies.
The school really needs more supplies. Please consider donating and allocating the money for the Deaf and Mute School. Any amount will be appreciated!
Your support and contributions will enable us to improve conditions for countless students and their communities.