The people of Yiben are some of the most isolated and disadvantaged in one of the poorest countries in the world. Optimism, community spirit and hard work is bringing them rewards.
Having successfully built a school in 2012, the village decided to bring national health services to themselves and build a clinic. Again the whole community participated.
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 a lasting connection between two completely diverse communities.