Covid-19 in Liberia

Liberia confirmed it’s first case of the Corona Virus on March 16th.  This is news nobody wanted to hear! On March 20th they confirmed their 3rd case.  This country was hit so hard with the Ebola virus that ended just four years ago.  No wonder everyone is afraid of another pandemic.  The Republic of Liberia’s  Ministry of Health has declared Liberia a National Health Emergency and has designated Montserrado and Margibi Counties as infected areas.  They have ordered that their schools, churches, bars, hair salons and entertainment centers all be closed.  Read more here Government Declares National Health Emergency.

Provision of Hope is making sure that all our homes and children are safe.  We are buying up sanitary water buckets with proper bacterial soap in dispensers and instructing everyone to do proper hand washing using the same techniques as in the Ebola days.  Everyone is social distancing in Liberia too and encouraged to stay home.  We are providing extra funding in advance so our homes can buy additional food, should they be closing more and more markets.

Our widows came out to get their bags of rice and oil on Saturday.  They all washed their hands, before taking their bags of supplies.  No sitting on benches and gathering as usual.

Each of our widows washed their hands before taking their bags of rice.
Each of our widows washed their hands before taking their bags of rice.
Kelvin Taweh hands a certificate to each farmer.
Kelvin Taweh hands a certificate to each farmer.
Sylvester Kpenneh with members of their Farmer Cooperative in Kakata.
Sylvester Kpenneh with members of their Farmer Cooperative in Kakata.
Kelvin inspects this Organic Chinese Cabbage Bed.
Kelvin inspects this Organic Chinese Cabbage Bed.
Rice and Oil for our Widows
Rice and Oil for our Widows
19 Farmers receive certificates in Johnsonville.
19 Farmers receive certificates in Johnsonville.
Kakata Farmers learn about the value of moringa and are starting to plant it.
Kakata Farmers learn about the value of moringa and are starting to plant it.
We met with Farmer 2 Farmer Country Director Patrick Yattoh.  This visit was very informative giving us a good overview of the better farming communities through out Liberia.
We met with Farmer 2 Farmer Country Director Patrick Yattoh. This visit was very informative giving us a good overview of the better farming communities through out Liberia.
Planting the seeds Provision of Hope provided.
Planting the seeds Provision of Hope provided.
Squash Harvest is Ready
Squash Harvest is Ready
Pepper Field looks excellent!
Pepper Field looks excellent!
Organic Agriculture Training for 21 Farmers in Kakata.  They have so much land but were lacking tools and seeds.
Organic Agriculture Training for 21 Farmers in Kakata. They have so much land but were lacking tools and seeds.
Workshop Day 3 teaching farmers how to prepare the soil. They learn how to compost, how to rotate crops, how to add nutrients.  Later they learn how to plant seeds.  Some seedlings need the shelter of a nursery.  So they built nurseries.
Workshop Day 3 teaching farmers how to prepare the soil. They learn how to compost, how to rotate crops, how to add nutrients. Later they learn how to plant seeds. Some seedlings need the shelter of a nursery. So they built nurseries.
Squash Harvest
Squash Harvest
Harvest of Radishes
Harvest of Radishes

MORINGA - THE MIRACLE TREE

All over Liberia we are holding workshops on the benefits of moringa and how to grow it.  Moringa leaves and pods are a nutritional powerhouse that provides a great range of essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. It also contains a significant amount of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, folate, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Its mineral wealth includes calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. It contains a very low amount of fats and offers no harmful cholesterol.  Moringa is beneficial in treating edema, protecting the liver, treating stomach disorders,  Skin Care
All over Liberia we are holding workshops on the benefits of moringa and how to grow it. Moringa leaves and pods are a nutritional powerhouse that provides a great range of essential proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. It also contains a significant amount of vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B6, folate, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Its mineral wealth includes calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. It contains a very low amount of fats and offers no harmful cholesterol. Moringa is beneficial in treating edema, protecting the liver, treating stomach disorders, Skin Care & Hair Care, acts as an antibacterial agent, fights cancer, improves bone health, acts as an antibacterial agent, treats diabetes, treats asthma, reduces hypertension, improves eye health, boosts immunity, Protects Cardiovascular System and the list goes on. This is why it is called THE MIRACLE TREE!

Farm Visit to Johnsonville Farmers

              We can buy a lot of seeds for very little.  $ 25, $ 50, $ 100  

                                A wheel barrow $ 50, A hoe $ 15, A shovel $ 15, watering cans $ 10, rake $ 10                                       

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