Partner with Healthcare & FGM Rescue
Partner with healthcare through the birthing and medical clinic in Sierra Leone, and help serve the needs of 12 villages! The clinic, which is nearing completion, will have a birthing room, male and female wards, an HIV room, a dressing/surgical ward, a drug store, an office, and living space for the nurses. In addition to finishing the building, we are hoping to add a house for the medical staff, as well as beds and medical supplies to stock the center.
You can also partner with healthcare through the FGM Rescue Program and help protect girls in Sierra Leone from undergoing FGM. Female genital mutilation–also known as “female circumcision”–is an ongoing problem in the country of Sierra Leone, where close to 90% of women have been subjected to this painful and dangerous procedure. Heavily tied to political and financial gain, the practice is often conducted by force and in secret and has been difficult to eradicate in a country where powerful leaders fund “soweis,” women who lead underground FGM groups.
Led by a former sowei, our FGM rescue program partners with parents who pledge to abstain from FGM and, instead, send their daughters to school. By the time the girls are out of school, they will be old enough to make their own choices and to become strong leaders in their own right, influencing their communities and bringing hope to future generations.
The Lulu Tree is dedicated to being good stewards of your gift, and we are happy to report that 97% of your donation goes directly to benefit members of The Lulu Tree family in Africa. The remaining 3% goes to admin costs, and the North American team chooses to work for free to ensure that your donation is put into the hands of those who need it most. Read more about our commitment to financial integrity here.
To learn more about these healthcare initiatives in Africa, go HERE.
To partner, choose an amount from the drop-down menu below (or write in a custom amount) and click “Donate Now.” To give one-time, go HERE.
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