Sustainable Steps in Sierra Leone

Orphfund is a small hardworking NGO where 100% of funds given go directly to their projects within Africa and Asia. Their focus is on helping children who are in the most need, orphans with no-one to care for them. They do this by building and developing Children's Villages which offer housing, schooling, water, sanitation, and training facilities. Whilst also developing small income generating projects like farms, chickens for egg laying, bread ovens to help take steps towards self sustainability.

Working in areas like Sierra Leone Orphfund employ a number of cleanleap technologies to provide basic services like water and sanitation, through to solar power used to teach the children computers and sewing, through to farming to generate food and income. The Children's Villages are in remote locations in Sierra Leone which makes access to basic services even harder - which makes clean technology off the grid perfect for this environment. 

Orphund is run by volunteers and relies heavily on donations. There is a major fundraising event coming up on 19 November in Melbourne Australia. Other ways to contribute to support the work of Orphfund can be found here

Some ways in which clean technologies are helping children throughout Africa: