Bountiful Children's Foundation

Sierra Leone


Population: 7,976,983 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $509 in 2020


The burden of malnutrition in Sierra Leone:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 56.6% in 2000 to 54.4% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants decreased from 17.2% in 2000 to 14.4% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 237.1 in 2000 to 115.2 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 217.8 in 2000 to 102.9 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 35.5% in 2000 to 29.5% in 2019
    • Wasting decreased from 11.6% in 2000 to 5.4% in 2019

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Sierra Leone

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Sierra Leone in 2014
  • 946 children receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below

Sierra Leone - History and Demographics

Sierra Leone was inhabited by indigenous African people at least 2500 years ago. The Limba was the first known tribe there. The dense tropical rainforest partially isolated the region and became a refuge for people escaping violence and jihads. The Mane people invaded in the mid-16th century and sold many captives to European slave traders in the 17th and 18th centuries. Sierra Leone was colonized in 1787 by freed slaves arriving from England. It would become a center for anti-slavery efforts when the trade was abolished in 1807. A naval squadron was based there to intercept slave ships and the colony quickly grew as liberated Africans were released. Sierra Leone gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1961. Many years since independence have experienced autocratic governments or civil war. An example is a Civil War that lasted from 1991-2002 in which 1270 primary schools were destroyed. Currently the country holds presidential and parliamentary elections. Sierra Leone ranks 181 out of 189 countries as far as development. Government corruption, lack of an established education system, absence of civil rights and poor infrastructure contribute to the country's ongoing poverty.


 

Bountiful Children in Sierra Leone

Bountiful Children started helping communities in Sierra Leone in 2014. 53% of the population live below the national poverty line.

Communities in Sierra Leone

Available for Adoption

Already Adopted

Kenema

Korshor Town

Makeni

Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

  • $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
  • $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
  • $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
  • $500 = feeds an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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