Freetown, SIERRA LEONE – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Food Programme (WFP), have initiated a transformative mission to empower 3,000 families living in seven districts within Sierra Leone.
This ambitious endeavour, rooted in the goal of improving access and control over essential resources, aims to break down social and financial barriers through the establishment of Savings Associations.
At its heart, this program revolves around the creation of Village Savings and Loans Associations, with the intent of aiding communities and driving positive, sustainable change.
Supported by generous funding from USAID, WFP is reaching out to families that have frequently encountered formidable challenges on their path to self-reliance. By nurturing a sense of collective strength and fostering unity within these communities, the project aspires to set in motion a wave of progress.
As the project unfolds across the seven districts in Sierra Leone, it promises to serve as a symbol of hope for thousands of families, equipping them with the means and resources to overcome adversity and pave the way for a more secure and prosperous future.
This collaboration vividly reflects the power of international cooperation to make a tangible impact on the lives of those facing adversity in one of West Africa’s most resilient nations. Through the provision of tools for self-sufficiency and the cultivation of community spirit, the USAID and WFP are ushering in the promise of a brighter tomorrow for thousands of families in Sierra Leone. PSN/20/10/2023