Tearfund’s partner, the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone (EFSL), is running a project to restore hope and dignity to Ebola survivors in this farming-dominated area.
In the midst of the crisis, EFSL supported farmers like Thomas with cash to buy food and other essentials. Beneficiaries were identified through a livelihood survey and talks with community members.
Later, people received help to regain their livelihoods, with training provided to 150 farmers to improve production methods. Cassava cuttings, along with seeds for rice and groundnuts, were also distributed.
‘I felt very happy when I received support for my agricultural work,’ said Thomas. ‘I and my family now have access to food. I planted the rice and groundnut seeds and, to God be the glory, I had a good harvest.