Liberians who contracted Ebola were quarantined and often emerged from treatment to discover their homes and possessions had been destroyed by health teams to prevent the spread of the virus.
Also, fear and distrust among community members has led to isolation and loss of income for many survivors. Our partner’s Ebola livelihood support fund is enabling survivor Romeo to get his tailoring business up and running after he recovered from the disease.
‘I came across Equip who took me into their programme, trained me in small business management and gave me a grant of US$200. I’ve used the grant to build a place to start my tailoring business again,' he said.
‘Now I’m getting money from sewing every day and am proud to be self-employed. I am so grateful to Equip for the great help they’ve given me.’
Liberia has been declared Ebola-free twice previously, but new cases then emerged. Please pray this doesn’t happen again.