On Wednesday 3rd July, 2019 the Sierra Leone Sisters for Development USA headed by Isatu Shaban, a Sierra Leonean woman based in the United States of America, donated food items to residents of Magbafth Village, Yoni Mabanta Chiefdom.
The donation came barely one year after the establishment of the organization. The Sierra Leone Sisters for Development, USA, is an organization that was established by some Sierra Leonean women in the USA who thought it fit and incumbent to give back to society.
Madam Isatu Shaban, President of the organisation, disclosed that as an entity their aim is to see that they support less privileged Sierra Leoneans in remote communities underscoring how people living in the provinces are in dire need of help,
She intimated that as humanitarians they were galvanized able to save money together which was then used to procure the food items they were donating. She thanked the entire membership for their financial contributions to make the donation becomes a reality.
She ended by calling on other Sierra Leoneans living in the Diaspora to support less privileged communities in the country as a way of giving back to society.
In another development after the donation, Isatu visited the only primary school in the community where she encouraged the pupils to take their studies serious buttressing how education is the key to success
She further made her commitment on behalf of the organization to provide 327 exercise books for pupils as her support to the school.
Pa Kapri Gbla, Section Chief Magbafth Village on behalf of the community thanked the Sierra Leone Sister’s for Development for the gesture which he said is not only important but timely as things are not really easy for them in that part of the country.
He said this is the very first time for them to benefit from such a gesture and called on other Sierra Leoneans living in the Diaspora to follow the foot prints of Sierra Leone Sister’s for Development.
He ended by admonishing the beneficiaries to make good use of the food items donated to them.
Mariama Conteh, a beneficiary, thanked Madam Isatu and other members of the organization for their support as saying how things are not really easy for them in that part of the country pointing out that the community is faced with a lot of challenges like no good health facility, poor harvest, etc.
She ended by calling on the Government of Sierra Leone and other organizations to help them in that part of the country.