BRAID Africa is a non-profit organization that uses trauma informed practices to move survivors from recovery to economic development.
BRAID Africa provides medical assistance, emotional support, entrepreneurship outreach and seed funding to war trauma survivors in remote locations to enable them to recover and revitalize their lives.
BRAID Africa took over in November 2016 the work began by it founder Rachel Dickins in 2012 with the Ivorian refugees who fled to the Eastern part of Liberia to escape massacres during the 2011 Ivory Coast civil conflict. Rachel’s priority then focused on treating survivors with physical health conditions related to gang rape, sex slavery and torture during the conflict. We supported over 500 survivors with their medical treatment in the past five years, helping women and men successfully restore their physical health. Now that we have significantly reduced the number of survivor cases in need of physical health treatment for war-related trauma, we are moving to our empowering phase to help them rebuild their lives. Learn more