Sierra Leone 2018

Sierra Leone is a beautiful, green and mountainous country and yet considered one of the poorest in the world. It has suffered through a long, dark history of a 10 year civil war, followed by an Ebola epidemic, leaving the country in a stage of extreme poverty, but things are slowly changing for the better.

In September 2018, Walkabout returned to Sierra Leone to distribute 58 wheelchairs in the capital city of Freetown. After our visit in 2017, which highlighted the huge need for wheelchairs throughout the country, we decided to partner with a local wheelchair workshop to coordinate regular small distributions and meet the ongoing need.