Thanks for the thought of making this a sustainable project. We ourselves see the need that these kids be assisted; what I have seen for the past days is overwhelming. When I return, we will need to take a closer look at that.
On Thursday April 22, we traveled 110 miles into the main land (Gbarnga, Bong County). Here we visited one of the communities hit by the Ebola. We met with 22 orphans and their guardians and relatives. Among them was a toddler (Amie) who lay on her mom's breast while her mom was dead from the virus. She was taken by the relatives and as God will have it Amie was not infected. Attached first is her photo. We gave them 12 bags of rice, 10 gallons of cooking oil, money for coal bags and $5,800.00 LD (Liberian currency). Some little extra money was given to help with school.
We used the time to also visit the clinic at Cuttington University. This clinic lacked basic equipment to treat and examine students, let alone the surrounding village dwellers We were not allowed to take pictures. The trip took us an entire day because of the bad road network. We have another trip to other county on Tuesday to see the needs. There are many areas we might not reach, for the orphans are all over the south, southwest, northwest and central north of the Country. Those we met are forever grateful to the MIPC family. And we thank God for your prayers and your support.