ABOUT BRAID AFRICA
BRAID Africa is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization that responds to the needs of individuals and communities located in the Grand Gedeh county of Liberia. We also assist our sponsored villages in their efforts to integrate war refugees from the Ivory Coast into cohesive, self-sustaining communities.
UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES
BRAID Africa has taken the unique step of applying Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs to shape our services strategy. We enable families to take steps up in security, safety, and economic empowerment. Yet, the individuals and communities that we are in service to must help themselves in equal measure.
Community-Actualization | Economic EmpowermentBRAID Africa provides funds to communities so that families can develop successful agricultural cooperatives. This funding is provided in the form of loans. Each cooperative is expected to create economic success, repay the loan, and successfully continue their farming work. The agricultural products produced by these cooperatives sustain families, fund community needs, and produce profit-making products.
Social Needs | Child and Adult EducationEducation is core to the esteem and social needs of families recovering from war trauma. BRAID Africa provides funds that assist our sponsored villages in the development of schools that meet the educational and social needs of children. Adult education is provided in the form of agricultural education workshops. These workshops impart farming and business knowledge to the families who participate in the cooperatives.
Safety Needs | Health and Psychological RecoverySocial needs and self-actualization can occur only when safety and physiological needs are met. BRAID Africa provides services that assist and enable our sponsored village residents to receive appropriate medical care, including HIV testing. Our programs also create the conditions in which Ivory Coast refuges can engage with members of their host communities and be assisted in psychological recovery.
BUILDING RESILIENCE AND INSPIRATIONAL DESTINIES
At Braid Africa we are working to create hope and the opportunity for a better world. But we can only do it with your help. Join with us in our mission and donate now.
Braid Africa is a registered 501c3 non profit charitable organization in the United States.
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