The Sierra Leone Aid Project

Kids Compassion Charity

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Thousands are homeless, hundreds dead due to the floods in Sierra Leone, we need help to provide emergency relief, $1,000 = one helped home.
Thousands are homeless, hundreds dead due to the floods in Sierra Leone, we need help to provide emergency relief, $1,000 = one helped home.
$1,297
donated of $1,450 goal
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supporters
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  • Campaign

    The Story

    Heavy rain and mudslides have fallen over Freetown, Sierra leone leaving thousands of people homeless and hundreds dead or missing. The city is covered with mud, debris and half destroyed buildings, the people have been left traumatised and with little tools to rebuild what once were their homes. 

    Kids Compassion is an organization created by Mustafa Cole (SL) and Toni Lane Casserly (US) with the goal of creating direct response efforts to help children after realizing how many of them lost their entire families to the ebola crisis. 

    Today, we have expanded our team and we wish to help as many families affected by this new crisis. We have a team on site that will make sure the donations reach the people who need it. Every $1,000 we raise means one household helped! 

    Cost structure graphic description

    Our initial goal is to raise $1,450 which will cover the expenses of one home helped, plus the fee of establishing Kids Compassion as a registered Charity in Sierra Leone along with a small emergency budget and our fundraising costs. However, we would like to help at least 25 homes for which we will need an additional $24,000 ($1,000 per household), and of course the more money we raise the more people we can help. As stated in the graphic, each home will receive food items, clothing and shelter.

    Potential Challenges

    We face the risk of our town experiencing more bad weather that will make it difficult to reach the homes to be helped and could create an even bigger need of help. 

    The current state of Freetown could trigger an even bigger sanitation crisis. 

    We have been working as private people as of right now, we would like to create our own organization to provide help now and in the future, we will depend on government approvals for this to be possible. 

     

    Project timeline

    Campaign
    02/10/2017
    Fundraise
    06/09/2017
    Project starts
    Deliver Help
    16/11/2017
    Deliver food
    30/11/2017
    Deliver Clothing
    14/12/2017
    Deliver Shelter
    29/12/2017
    Project ends
    Campaign
    9 weeks
    02/10/2017
    Fundraise
    06/09/2017
    Project starts
    Deliver Help
    7 weeks
    16/11/2017
    Deliver food
    30/11/2017
    Deliver Clothing
    14/12/2017
    Deliver Shelter
    29/12/2017
    Project ends

    Project's cost structure

    Budget cost overview
    Other
    950
    Materials
    500
    Title Cost Est.
    Food $200
    Clothing $300
    Construction Materials $500
    Emergency and Fees $150
    Kids Compassion Registration $300

    Team members

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