IDEA Foundation
Health & Education in Sierra Leone, West Africa
Health & Education in Sierra Leone, West Africa

Treat the mothers in your life with a special gift ... pay it forward to another family.

Graduating Student She can take the world on with her smile, and a little help from you.
Mothers everywhere devote themselves to giving their children a good start in life. 


Sierra Leone is no different, but the struggles there are more intense. It is often a trick to get one meal a day to the family, and grade-school tuition is out of reach.


You can help a woman build a better, more stable life for her children. With your support, the IDEA Foundation will give business start-up kits to the class of 2016 at the One Word Women's Institute in Freetown. 


These young women have mastered their trades and the basic literacy and math skills to run a successful small business. All the graduates of 2016 need now is the equipment to start their own shops using a proven model. 


The tools you put in their hands will provide food and education for the next generation.


In honor of Mother's Day, will you help a woman be the mother she yearns to be?


Donate now and download an Honor Card.

Partnerships Expanding

IDEA is revitalizing health and education programs in Sierra Leone. In-country partners need our help to provide services to patients and student alike.

Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Sierra Leone Ebola Free for the second time.


Since the epidemic began in March 2014, over 14,000 Sierra Leoneans contracted Ebola, of whom 3,955 died of the disease.


Because all of Sierra Leone's medical resources were directed to dealing with this unprecedented emergency, treatment was not available for people suffering from other health issues. “During the Ebola outbreak, more people died from medical neglect than from Ebola itself,” said Dr. Darius Maggi of the West Africa Fistula Foundation.

Read the IDEA Newsletter Fall 2015 for an update on conditions in Sierra Leone.

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