Any nation plagued by 14 years of civil war will face many hard choices when the war ends. And any government that hopes to lead that nation into healing and prosperity will be confronted by many urgent and competing priorities. When the nation in question has the political history and culture of Liberia, one can easily imagine that the list of post-war priorities makes little or no mention of providing healthcare to those communities in the hinterlands.
In the 15 years since the end of the war, rural districts, towns, and villages in Liberia have yet to experience any meaningful changes. Pregnant women, children, and older adults have to walk 10 miles or more to access the nearest healthcare facility, and many continue to die from a variety of basic and treatable conditions like asthma, diarrhea, and childbirth. Healthcare is an unaffordable luxury for many of these citizens, and that is a gross and inexcusable injustice.
We, the members of the Karluway Development Association — USA (KDA), are on a mission to complete a 10-room healthcare center in the Karluway District of Maryland County, Liberia, West Africa. And we are reaching out to ask you, the members of the global community to partner with us and donate to the fund to complete the clinic.
KDA is a US-based and registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit that was started 39 years ago by Liberians who once lived in the Karluway District, and who, after visiting the area after the war, were profoundly saddened by the conditions of the district’s current inhabitants. The challenges are many: The Karluway region of Liberia is hard to access even under the best of circumstances, as road conditions are poor. During the rainy season, the region is essentially cut-off from Liberia proper and essentially forced to function as a separate country. This is a dangerous state of affairs as the Liberian government is the Karluway region’s primary source of income, development, support, and security. And with every passing year, the region becomes weaker and more dependent on the government. We, the members of KDA, believe that there’s another way — a better way. And that’s why we’re reaching out to you.
KDA has a team on the ground in Liberia that will oversee the construction of the clinic, and document the process with photographs and videos that we can share with the community of supporters via this GoFundMe page on an ongoing basis, once we can raise the balance of funds required to complete the project.
Your donation is tax-deductible and will bring us closer to our target fundraising goal, and will earn you a permanent place on the clinic’s Wall of Benefactors. We ask that you please help the people of Karluway. You can make a difference!
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We thank you in advance for your support and pray that you’ll be rewarded for your efforts and concerns.
The Members of the Karluway Development Association - USA