The people of Yiben and surrounding villages are some of the most isolated and disadvantaged in one of the poorest countries in the world. Even so, they display a warmth, optimism and community spirit that is characteristic throughout their nation.
In 2012 the village built a school. The work proceeded according to the seasons and in some way involved almost every member of the community. In 2016, they built a Health Clinic.
Education is highly valued and the community are very proud of the ongoing development of their school. Modern Healthcare is now a major priority and they need our help.
When Gympie girl, Amy Coates volunteered her nursing and midwifery skills in Sierra Leone in 2009, she created the circumstances that have led to a lasting connection between Gympie and the people of Yiben.