Community Spirit

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.

Building a Health Clinic

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.

Happy Kids

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.

Gympie Connection

When Gympie girl, Amy Coates volunteered her nursing and midwifery skills in Sierra Leone in 2009, she instigated a lasting connection between two completely diverse communities.

More about our work

  • Why Sierra Leone?

    Some of the most treatable diseases – malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections are the most common causes of illness and death in Sierra Leone. Pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under 5 are the most vulnerable. If you would like to support a registered, tax-deductible project run by dedicated volunteers and sponsors, and know that every dollar […]

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  • Yiben’s awesome leaders

    Chief Bangalie and his wife Serah, were the power behind the community’s efforts to bring their national health services to themselves. Both spoke eloquently in Limba (with translation for the Aussie visitors) at the opening celebrations of Stage 1. As a community elder and the women’s leader, Serah voiced their long frustrated efforts to be included even in bednet distribution and […]

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