Emmanuel is a 13 yr old student at Balama Elementary. He works long hours in the fields and is unable to read without light when he comes home at night. He made his own make shift light out of bamboo and batteries just so he could continue to read and learn.
Balama Elementary School is continuing to prosper with over 200 kids (219 students -123 boys and 96 girls). A key issue that we are now facing is the attrition of girls out of the school due to teen pregnancy.
Through the Balama Development Alliance micro-loan program, women and men in Liberia are being enabled to start businesses that liberate them and their families from a cycle of poverty and sustenance living.
A community development loan of two hundred dollars from Balama Development Alliance (BDA) to the Raymond Town Church enabled Lawrence to start this clinic.