Sierra Leone


One of the poorest countries in the world, Sierra Leone is still healing the scars of a brutal 10-year civil war which ended in 2002, leaving the country with overwhelming poverty.

In 2014, it saw its already fragile healthcare system collapse even further when it was struck by Ebola, causing a large number of international aid organisations to leave. Last year, it was hit by tragedy again, when flooding and mudslides killed over 1,000 people in the capital, Freetown.

The civil war alone left 1,600 living amputees, and the lack of aid and infrastructure in the country means that the need for wheelchair services is desperate.

About Sierra Leone
Population6,163,195
% living below poverty line70.2
Our work
Year started working2017
Number of distributions1
Lives impacted

This number is based on UCP Wheels for Humanity’s multiplier, which takes the birth rate in each country and estimates that one wheelchair impacts the beneficiaries life in full, 0.75% of his or her primary caregiver’s life and 0.25% of the surrounding family members’ (siblings) lives.

339
Number of chairs distributed117

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