Tearfund Canada is supporting Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone with a four-year agriculture and livelihoods project in Port Loko, Sierra Lenoe.
Several years after the outbreak of Ebola, the results of the outbreak continue to negatively impact Port Loko. Many farmers were unable to work during the crisis and continue to have compromised immune systems. This is contributing to reduced incomes, declining food intake and poor nutrition, especially for elderly and women-headed households and orphaned children.
This project is helping to increase agricultural productivity for Ebola survivors and other vulnerable households by providing training in good agronomic practices.
Nutrition volunteers are also being trained in the importance of a balanced diet and food hygiene. These nutrition volunteers are training community households and their members. The project is also promoting gender equality within the household.
The project is working with 300 households (about 2,100 people.) The total budget is $560,000.