Project Description

Community Hygiene Education

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

“Clean water, basic toilets, and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. Today, there are around 2.4 billion people who do not use improved sanitation, and 663 million who do not have access to improved water sources.

Without these basic needs, the lives of millions of children are at risk. For children under five, water- and sanitation-related diseases are one of the leading causes of death. Every day, over 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene.” – UNICEF

Impact a Life Foundation has made health and hygiene training a priority in rural communities in Sierra Leone, West Africa. We regularly host community workshops where we teach the community about water, sanitation, and hygiene issues.

Women’s Health and Period Management

In Sierra Leone it is common for girls to drop out of school when they enter into the world of menstruation. Typically, they do not have means to take care of themselves when they are menstruating and they start to fall behind in class as they tend to stay home from school for a whole week each month. To address this problem, we’ve brought the Days For Girls training materials to Sierra Leone. We equip our female teachers and the community nurse with the knowledge, so that they may continue the work teaching their communities all about puberty in their local language, Temne. We host training sessions with school girls, as well as the women in the villages. We are committed to distributing reusable menstruation kits to all of the girls who attend Revive Africa Christian School, so that they will no longer have to stay home from school due to their period. The reusable kits cost $10 each and should last the girls for 3 years. Now that’s making an IMPACT!

“Almost half of the population of Sierra Leone has no access to safe drinking water and only 13 percent of the population has access to improved non-shared sanitation facilities. Some 74 percent of urban dwellers have access to safe drinking water while only 46 percent of rural people use safe water.” – The World Health Organization

Please consider supporting our Health & Wellness programs

Hernia kills more people than any other sickness in Africa today.” Absence of drinking water, malnutrition, and harsh working conditions in African heat are the main contributor.
Cost: $120 per surgery.

Donations for Health & Wellness will support:

    • Nutrition and hygiene
    • Clean water
    • Hernia repair
    • Medical attention
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Reusable menstrual kits distributed
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Toilets installed