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Street Child Ebola Crisis Appeal

Street Child has been responding to Ebola since the first cases appeared in Spring 2014 but as the impact of the disaster, and scale of unmet need, has become starker, the charity started radically scaling its Ebola response in August 2014 and is seeking donor support to help further.

August 2014 - August 2015

Charity information: Street Child

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  • Need


    There have already been thousands of cases of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two principal nations in which we work. The governments of both nations have declared a State of National Emergency and are working towards containing the spread the disease within what is already a low capacity and culturally complex environment; their efforts are increasingly in desperate need of support.


    - We are supporting the day-to-day, essential human needs of households whose lives and livelihoods have been terribly affected: either by ebola itself; or by the effect of dramatic quarantine and other anti-Ebola measures and consequences. Typical support is through provisions as basic as dry rations and water.

    - Ebola is entering and progressing in vulnerable communities through lack of information and non-acceptance of the basic facts about the virus and how to protect oneself from it.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support children orphaned by Ebola.


    » Providing food, clothes and bedding (which are usually destroyed in the disinfection process).
    » Working with the child, family and wider community to make the emergency placement permanent or look for another, enduring one.
    » We have a specialist family business team who train families in business, help them plan, give them a grant or loan & then mentor their progress.

    What success will look like

    To support the vast number of children who have lost the adult they most rely on for care and in particular material support.

  • Impact


    To support the most amount of children and meet the the unprecedented level of need. Or else we face yet another ‘lost generation.’


    The main risk to the project is the sustainability of any intervention beyond the life of the project. Fostering self-sufficiency though family businesses which generate income for all members of the family, not just the beneficiary, an investment in quality teacher training, leading to a lifelong qualification and seed banks, looking to the future of the basic schools we build.


    We will tailor to your requirements. Typically. funders receive monthly e/m reports detailing progress, challenges & changes. And are warmly invited to our regular 'open' events where staff present work. Or are welcome to contact the UK office with questions. There is a standing invite to visit SL.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £215,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £55,000 food & medicine feeding and caring for children daily
      £20,000 education school fees & materials
      £16,000 clothing & shelter clothing distributions and emergency shelter
      £33,000 advocacy training police and key community members in child rights
      £22,000 staff salaries & development
      £23,000 buildings maintenance/ rent of day cater centres
      £13,000 transport bikes, fuel, repairs
      £13,000 governance monitoring, workshops and training
      £20,000 business grants grants and training to 200+ families

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    current individual donor base £12,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Street Child have a presence over the whole of Sierra Leone and Liberia's capital Monrovia.


    Children orphaned by Ebola and their families

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Street Child has won a unique opportunity to make a transformational impact in 2014 - DfID will match all public donations pound for pound before June 17th 2014.

    All our work is carried out through local implementing partners, building capacity and ownership. We work in places where others don't - on difficult issues and in difficult areas.It works: to date, we have supported over 2500 children off the street, and 20,000 into school through our programmes.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Kelfa Kargbo - SCoSL Director

    The Director of our lead in-country implementing partner, with over 15 years of expertise working on street child issues

    Tom Dannatt - Founder And CEO

    Founder of Street Child. Ultimately responsible for the planning, quality and integrity of all Street Child's work. Visits SL frequently.

    Bart Van Der Vliet - Chair Of Trustees

    A certified accountant and executive leadership coach, Bart visits SL as often as possible in his role steering the charity