Building Communities in

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone suffered a devastating and historic Ebola outbreak in recent times, coupled with the decade long civil war in the country. These strains displayed a severe weakness in the healthcare system. Today, Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal and under five mortality rates in the world. We're here to help change that.

We partnered with the district of Pujehun to bring universal access to healthcare for the most vulnerable and rural communities of the country.

We have so far built two health campuses, providing treatment to over 30,000 people and having provided services to deliver 700 healthy babies.

Our goal is to give each community the tools they need to thrive. Schools will be built alongside our health campuses to ensure villagers have the knowledge they need to make the best decisions for their future.


Join the initiative of building Five Schools in Five Years with Empower Salone

Empower Salone believes that every child has the right to quality education, and we want to make this a reality for all. Unfortunately, Sierra Leone's 11-year civil war has destroyed thousands of primary schools, and today, over half of school-aged children are out of school. Poverty and other challenges in rural areas have also made it difficult to improve literacy rates.

Our goal is to build new, well-equipped school facilities in five underprivileged communities in Sierra Leone's most rural district. With your support, we can construct beautiful schools that include washrooms, solar electricity, clean water, furniture, playgrounds, and sports fields for $50,000 each.

Our on-ground partner, Thaakat Foundation, will work with us to build one new school facility in each community every year to maximize their potential for growth and reduce healthcare and education inequalities. Additionally, Thaakat will launch new health facilities adjacent to our schools.

Together, we can inspire the complete transformation of almost half a dozen communities through quality education and healthcare in Sierra Leone.
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Latest health campus launched in 2021

“There’s a swelling optimism that the new Thaakat Foundation health facilities will change the dynamics of Maternal and Child health and general healthcare service delivery in the community and beyond.

We saw inspired nurses radiating feelings of joy and determination to work and do what they do best; save lives.

We saw lactating mothers and pregnant women now exuding new found confidence and hope in the healthcare system.

We saw kids and patients beaming with smiles while happily posing for pictures, eager to share their stories.”

Tejan Kabia
Sierra Leone Field Team
Healthcare Without Borders




Teen Pregnancy Support


Malnutrition Treatment


Child Immunization

Ensuring sanitation & disease reduction

We are working to reduce the instances of mosquito-borne malaria.

Malaria is the single largest cause of illness in Pujehun, Sierra Leone. At any given time, more than half of the population in our served communities will test positive.

Every year, we implement several rounds of malaria education and prevention in the communities we work in. From rapid testing to concierge on site treatment and insecticide spraying–we hope our services help to curb the burden of this terrible disease.

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We create Community Solutions


Patients Treated


Maternal and Child Health Care Centers Built


Public Bathrooms Constructed


Healthy Babies Delivered

Supplementary programs in action:

Little Promises Program

Decreasing maternal fatalities

Sierra Leone’s maternal mortality rates are the highest in the world and a third of all infants do not live to see the age of five. Our goal is to increase child and maternal survival rates by providing free and quality access to healthcare.

Stop the Bug Program

Reducing Malaria Transmission

As we review monthly statistics and challenges at our center, we continue to see spiking malaria rates. We work to interrupt malaria transmission by depleting mosquito breeding grounds and encouraging good sanitation and self-protection.