Field report: Support for Local Activists (Sierra Leone)


To provide two motorcycles to help local activists reach and empower rural Sierra Leone Village Parent Groups (VPGs).


In Sierra Leone, World Hope International (WHI) is helping communities better understand and protect against trafficking. Using a model similar to a community watch group, WHI has established 58 Village Parent Groups around the country to protect communities and encourage volunteer anti-trafficking advocacy and education. WHI staff must travel across very difficult routes to get to each community. Inclement weather and other various conditions, like washed out bridges and roads, prevent easy passage for these community monitors.  The best solution for WHI staff to reach VPGs is by motorcycle. 


Thanks to donations from our supporters and one generous matching sponsor, 12 Stone Church, WHI was provided with two motorcycles that enable them to reach individuals working to combat trafficking in their communities. The WHI staff in Sierra Leone told us that they are now “ready to climb and ride on rough and tough roads.” 


Monitors now traverse back and forth from 20 different communities with ease, training and teaching town leaders how to end human trafficking locally. 

Our partner in this campaign:

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World Hope International

World Hope International is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice, including through anti-trafficking operations. World Hope works in 14 of some of the poorest countries around the world, aiding hundreds of thousands of people, by working directly with local communities and leaders to better understand their needs and determine the best approach for providing opportunity, dignity and hope.