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Visit the Country of Sierra Leone

Individuals and communities are being transformed in Sierra Leone.  We are seeing lives change into ones with dignity and wholeness.

Sierra Leone Facts

UN, World Bank

Capital: Freetown

Population: 7.4 million

Currency: Leone (SLL)

Area: 71,740 sq km (27,699 sq miles)

Languages: English, Krio, and a range of African languages

Major religions: Islam, Christianity

WHI in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone covers a multitude of projects. A trip to Sierra Leone would allow you to see the villages that have been changed through WHI Wells, hygiene training, and education. Another program that you can visit and see the work is Enable the Children. This program works with children who have mental or physical disabilities. Oftentimes these children are thought of as evil or a burden. WHI helps them with physiotherapy,  medical assistance, and education for the family and community.  

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cost

$4,000*

Spaces Available

8 People

How Long

10 Days

Age

18 yrs & older **

Requirements

Passport & Visa

*Cost includes tickets, meals, in-country transportation, and housing (subject to change)
** Minors accompanied by a parent/legal guardian must be in grade 10.

Type of Work

Clean Water

Since 2004, we’ve been committed to drilling clean water wells, launching market-driven water solutions, and providing necessary sanitation facilities in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Enable the Children

ETC is a team of local and expatriate staff who have provided Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, care, and support services to over 1,000 children living with disabilities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. More than half of the children enrolled in ETC suffer from cerebral palsy; others cope with acquired brain injury, muscular dystrophy, orthopedic challenges, and many more. Children with Down syndrome or autism also face discrimination and limited opportunities. 

Village Partnership

Village Partnership supports individuals in identifying their most pressing needs, and trains communities to make sound decisions and take action towards change

Start Your Journey

There’s no need to move people out of villages, the need is to make villages safe and healthy.

Denn Guptill

Pastor of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church

Meet Saidu! Saidu Kanu is a native Sierra Leonean and rural development strategist with nearly two decades of experience meeting the changing needs of Sierra Leone. At World Hope, Saidu directs programs and strategy within Sierra Leone—a role he’s held for more than 14 years. Meet the Sierra Leone team!

Things You Need to Know

Passport Required: Yes – 1-year validation recommended

Visa Required: Yes

Vaccinations: Yes, please consult your family doctor

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