- Total population: 5,345,109
- Percentage of population that has never attended school: 33% of females and 13% of males
- Percentage living on less than $1.25 a day: 83% of Liberians
- Percentage of households relying on unprotected water sources: 23% of Liberian households
- WASH committees established: 68 committees
- Village Savings and Loans Associations established: 75 in 2017 and 2018
- Mother Groups program: 2,275 mothers received nutrition training in 2021
In Liberia we’re working to improve economic and food security, provide safe drinking water, build resiliency to disasters and crises, and increase the quality of education.
14 years of devastating civil war in Liberia ended in 2003, leaving infrastructure destroyed and the economy shattered. The country was only starting to recover when it was hit by Ebola in 2014. Concern has been there since 1996, alternating between development work and emergency response
Some 35.5% of children under the age of five in Liberia are stunted. An estimated 33% of females and 13% of males have never attended any school; and only 58.5% of people have access to protected wells.
In total, 23% of rural households rely on unprotected water sources; malaria is a major killer of young children and both gender inequality and gender-based violence (GBV) are widespread.
Maternal & Child Health
We provided nutrition training to 2,275 mothers in the last year across 91 Mother Groups, and we provided support for the establishment of kitchen gardens.
Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs)
We established 75 Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) in Liberia in 2017 and 2018, reaching about 1,875 people, supporting these groups with saving kits and training.
Last year in Liberia, a total of 68 WASH committees were established and trained in sustainable management and use of water resources.
Our Work in Liberia
Post-civil war, post-Ebola epidemic, our work in Liberia now focuses on supporting communities as they take control of their own lives.