Tag Archive: Bauya

January
26
2015

The stories behind the numbers

Over the past two years, we have had the privilege of working with dozens of people in the village of Bauya. We have experienced the joys and the challenges of interacting with people. The joys include seeing people recognize the value of an opportunity to earn an income and understand that it is worth what… continue reading
January
20
2015

Ebola survivor hired to drive Just Hope ambulance

While our investment in the ambulances we recently sent to Sierra Leone was clearly in the category of short-term relief, we are pleased to see that they also have become an economic empowerment tool, creating jobs for hard-working people. Mohamed Conteh is a newly hired driver for one of the five ambulances we purchased to… continue reading
January
2
2015

Ambulances released to help fight Ebola

After receiving a waiver of duty fees from the Sierra Leone Ministry of Finance, the five ambulances we purchased in October have been released by the port authority. Today they are headed to the Toyota dealership in Freetown, where they are being certified for warranty. They will then be outfitted with GPS tracking devices and… continue reading
November
21
2014

Pineapple, one year later

This time last year we were delighted to announce that our first pineapple crop was in the ground in Sierra Leone! Neatly lined rows of “suckers” stood in the November sun at the end of the rainy season, beginning their 18-month journey from seedling to fruit. [See second photo, above.] Our partner Africa Felix Juice… continue reading
October
25
2014

Volunteer of note: Jim Edwards

During three trips totaling about seven weeks, Just Hope volunteer Jim Edwards traveled to Bauya to lend his management expertise and support of the Just Hope mission. Jim became aware of Just Hope through his long-time friendship with founder Karen Bruton, and has been a loyal supporter since the organization was founded. With a career… continue reading
October
23
2014

The spreading of Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

We are in daily communication with Sullay Turay, our lead representative on the ground in Bauya, Sierra Leone. The following is Sullay’s personal documentation of how Ebola is continuing to spread in his country. Several factors are responsible for the spreading of the Ebola diseases virus in my country, Sierra Leone. These factors are attributed to… continue reading
October
21
2014

Just Hope sending five ambulances to Sierra Leone

Just Hope’s approach to helping others help themselves through economic empowerment is often labeled as “development” as opposed to “relief” or “aid.” In recent years, development efforts were most appropriate for Sierra Leone following the civil war that decimated the country from 1991 to 2002. Development efforts require appropriate working conditions. We look forward to… continue reading
September
10
2014

Workers’ temperatures checked daily

Joseph Lassayo, crew manager for our Sierra Leone project, checks workers’ temperatures every morning before work begins using a non-contact infrared thermometer. Early detection of Ebola gives the victim a better chance for survival and limits the spread of the disease. Anyone showing signs of Ebola will be assisted in receiving medical treatment.