Rural Youth Development Organization, Sierra Leone
Local program director: Joseph Ngoniyela Kobba
Area Served: Mokoba community, Bo District, Sierra Leone
The Mokoba community has an estimated population of 5,600 who are mainly subsistence farmers in four villages and rely on the Mokoba Health Center as their only source for healthcare services. People living in this community live in extreme poverty and consequently they have no means of affording the cost of basic needs such as food, education and healthcare.
Mission and goal: The mission is “To transform and revitalize the lives of the marginalized and oppressed populations in the communities.” The goal is “To rehabilitate a local referral facility providing emergency and immediate healthcare for Mokoba and its environs.”
Rehabilitation of the health center, and medical supplies and equipment
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