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Agriculture

Agriculture is the mainstay for rural Sierra Leone, with two-thirds of the active labour force involved as farmers, casual labourers, traders in agricultural produce or as hire service providers (not so readily available). Despite the huge involvement in agriculture, there is food poverty in the communities. One of the principal causes of poverty and food insecurity among smallholder farmers in our area of operation is the lack of farm power (labour saving tools and equipment) and importantly access to it, and limited access to viable agro inputs (fertilizers). In a change-managed way, Zaindriss has introduced new and “smarter” ways to farm, including community access to high quality mechanized equipment for farming needs, and reduced input costs, and access to it. It is expected that these actions will improve yield and increase productivity. This year, we have successfully implemented groundnut farming (with seeds) for our female group farmers and Rice for the male group farmers both old and young. 90% of the villagers in the Mayolla Village depend of farming for daily survival.

Agriculture is the mainstay for rural Sierra Leone, with two-thirds of the active labour force involved as farmers, casual labourers, traders in agricultural produce or as hire service providers (not so readily available). Despite the huge involvement in agriculture, there is food poverty in the communities. One of the principal causes of poverty and food insecurity among smallholder farmers in our area of operation is the lack of farm power (labour saving tools and equipment) and importantly access to it, and limited access to viable agro inputs (fertilizers). In a change-managed way, Zaindriss has introduced new and “smarter” ways to farm, including community access to high quality mechanized equipment for farming needs, and reduced input costs, and access to it. It is expected that these actions will improve yield and increase productivity. This year, we have successfully implemented groundnut farming (with seeds) for our female group farmers and Rice for the male group farmers both old and young. 90% of the villagers in the Mayolla Village depend of farming for daily survival.

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Machinery

On the drawing boards – Tractor rentals, well digging equipment, irrigation equipment. Hard to believe -but true – Irrigation is not common practice in SL. (Note: Used tractor donations by individuals or companies are tax deductible.)

On the drawing boards – Tractor rentals, well digging equipment, irrigation equipment. Hard to believe -but true – Irrigation is not common practice in SL. (Note: Used tractor donations by individuals or companies are tax deductible.)

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Mobile Health Care

Zaindriss envisions mobile-based healthcare—with lifesaving services delivered directly to the point of need. When the nearest health care facility is located 45-100 miles away from one’s village, health outcomes are bound to suffer. Zaindriss has identified and recruited field-tested project ready medical resources. Those doctors and nurses, working closely with their colleagues in SL, will help build local capacity and raise the standard of care. We are eager to deploy those talent resources. When that happens, quality of life will surely increase for rural families in SL. (Donations of used medical equipment and items like first aid supplies always welcome.)

Zaindriss envisions mobile-based healthcare—with lifesaving services delivered directly to the point of need. When the nearest health care facility is located 45-100 miles away from one’s village, health outcomes are bound to suffer. Zaindriss has identified and recruited field-tested project ready medical resources. Those doctors and nurses, working closely with their colleagues in SL, will help build local capacity and raise the standard of care. We are eager to deploy those talent resources. When that happens, quality of life will surely increase for rural families in SL. (Donations of used medical equipment and items like first aid supplies always welcome.)

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Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) Less

Water, Sanitation & Health (WASH) 

Access to a healthcare facility is not evenly spread as the nearest health care facility is located 45-100 miles away from one’s village which makes local people walk tens of miles to access one. Even when at these health posts, they have to wait for hours in order to receive any type of medical attention. At Zaindriss Foundation Inc., we have resorted to equipping health centers, and to making a mobile team of healthcare practitioners a reality for those in dare need. We have, on a number of occasions donated medicines and medical supplies to Community Health Centers, and have attracted a team of medical practitioners from Kings Way International, United Stated of America, to increase medical attention and coverage.

Access to a healthcare facility is not evenly spread as the nearest health care facility is located 45-100 miles away from one’s village which makes local people walk tens of miles to access one. Even when at these health posts, they have to wait for hours in order to receive any type of medical attention. At Zaindriss Foundation Inc., we have resorted to equipping health centers, and to making a mobile team of healthcare practitioners a reality for those in dare need. We have, on a number of occasions donated medicines and medical supplies to Community Health Centers, and have attracted a team of medical practitioners from Kings Way International, United Stated of America, to increase medical attention and coverage.

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Education

The challenges of service delivery from the public sector are felt in schools in our operational areas. Owing to the economic situation, there have been incidences of kids going to school without uniform or school supplies, when wearing a uniform is the norm. We have provided uniforms, books and supplies to primary schools in our operational region, and also training packages for teachers. In addressing these challenges, Zaindriss Foundation Inc. has relied on donations from like-minded organisations and self-funding, with a particular emphasis on problem-solving actions, as well as improving the knowledge base in the process, in rural areas.

The challenges of service delivery from the public sector are felt in schools in our operational areas. Owing to the economic situation, there have been incidences of kids going to school without uniform or school supplies, when wearing a uniform is the norm. We have provided uniforms, books and supplies to primary schools in our operational region, and also training packages for teachers. In addressing these challenges, Zaindriss Foundation Inc. has relied on donations from like-minded organisations and self-funding, with a particular emphasis on problem-solving actions, as well as improving the knowledge base in the process, in rural areas.

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Volunteerism

Zaindriss Foundation welcomes volunteers from all over the world to help in it great causes. Volunteers willing to volunteer with us should reach the office on the following contact: zaindrissfoundation.inc@gmail.com/ elizabeth.zaindrissfoundation@gmail.com

Zaindriss Foundation welcomes volunteers from all over the world to help in it great causes. Volunteers willing to volunteer with us should reach the office on the following contact: zaindrissfoundation.inc@gmail.com/ elizabeth.zaindrissfoundation@gmail.com

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