Girl Power Africa is a true grass roots campaign in Liberia, West Africa.
Girl Power Africa is a non-profit organization based out of Liberia, West Africa. Our mission is to help women and children who are in desperate need in a country still deeply affected by the effects of both a recent civil war and an Ebola epidemic. Our organization is dedicated to empowering women and children by providing them with the resources they need to thrive.
We are making a difference, one woman at a time, by giving them a hand up with an empowerment gift of goods to sell, giving them the resources and support to become self-sufficient. These products give women the power to rise above the economic and social conditions in Africa through entrepreneurial opportunities.
We are making a difference, one child at a time, by providing the gift of education. Girl Power Africa believes in the power of education to change lives and offer a better future. That’s why we have been providing school uniforms, educational supplies, and malaria vaccinations to over 500 children in Liberia every year. These children come from single-parent households, are being raised by relatives, orphaned, neglected, or abandoned.
With our help, they receive hope for their future and a chance to fulfill their potential. Join us in making a difference today!
If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (Liberia, Africa)
are we helping?
Liberia, West Africa is still under the effects of a brutal, 14-year civil war that left the country in shambles. Then, the recent Ebola epidemic further weakened Liberia’s infrastructure and took many lives. Entire families became homeless, many having to split up to find work. These events have left many women alone, homeless, and without resources to provide for their children.
The sad truth is many disadvantaged women who find themselves in this position are beaten, raped, abused by men, and often must resort to sex work to make ends meet.
During this time , the children have suffered immeasurably from starvation, abandonment, and sickness with no education and no hope. Many children have been orphaned, and depend on relatives or strangers to take them in. The war destroyed over 80% of Liberia’s schools. According to Girl Up, a nonprofit founded by the United Nations Foundation, more than 40% of Liberian girls aged 10-14 have never gone to school. Unfortunately, young girls fall victim to the most frequently reported crimes in Liberia; rape and human trafficking. We can attest that keeping girls in school greatly improves their outcomes as well as protects their vulnerable childhood from these crimes by keeping them in a structured day and going to school.
How can I get involved?
We are glad you asked!
There are many ways to help us raise funds and bring awareness for the work we are doing in Liberia, West Africa. Without your support, we simply could not do what we do. Donate, volunteer, fundraise and bring awareness to support Girl Power Africa.
Please feel free to share your ideas with us as many of our fundraising ideas organically grew on their own from supporters just like you!