We are a UK registered charity (number: 1158663).
The main aim of our organisation is to empower, enable and educate women and girls in the Kori Chiefdom of Sierra Leone. We aim to transform the lives of women and girls by encouraging them to take part in agriculture and education, especially in relation to health and welfare.
Our charity was founded by Rose Moriba Simbo who is a tireless campaigner for the eradication of female genital mutilation (FGM). As a midwife, she has first hand knowledge of the long term impact of FGM in all its forms. During her visits to the Kori Chiefdom, she tries to persuade young girls and their mothers that FGM is both dangerous and debilitating. She is encouraging her community in Kori to adopt other ways to celebrate their daughters’ coming of age.
Our work with the women and girls of Taiama in the Kori district has also involved community projects such as the building and furnishing of a community library, the Sandy Raffan Memorial Library, built at the request of the villagers in the memory of the husband of one of the trustees of the project who was himself greatly involved in the initial fund raising for the project. Other community work has been the provision of a borehole for a small local school as well as repairing the fabric of the school, the paying of school fees for the local children and shipments of clothes and tools and equipment for the agricultural projects.
We are fortunate to be supported by clubs and charitable organisations of all kinds in the UK and throughout the world. In particular we are helped by the Soroptimist International club of Thames Valley in Buckinghamshire, UK. Other groups have been Soroptimist clubs throughout the world, Rotary International, faith organisations, Inner Wheel, schools in the UK and Canada; Freemasons.