At least 238 families received financial grants amounting to US$24K from Street Child of Liberia in the third cycle of its sustainability business scheme.
The distributions, which began last Friday and continued on Saturday, were held in the auditorium of Educational Promoters, Chocolate City, Gardnersville. It ended on Sunday in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
Several hours of instruction on ‘how to manage and sustain a business,’ was held on each day of the distribution, and was conducted by Street Child Sustainability Project Coordinator, Mrs. June Rose Dangbuah. She was assisted by a team of Street Child volunteers.
Coordinator Dangbuah took the recipients through a rigorous training on how to manage the grant money to achieve the objectives of the grant.
The beneficiaries, mostly women, were drawn from several slum communities in and around Monrovia, including West Point, New Kru Town, Red Light, and Sinkor.
Parents, guardians or care givers representing 149 children received a total of US$15,080 and 54 amputees also received US$59,000. The money was divided by family and shared based on the number of children.
The amputee program is coordinated by Ms. Edwina Fully, under the Elizabeth Legacy of Hope Adult Parent (ELOHAP).
Envelopes with amounts of US$100 and US$120 were presented to the families to serve as ‘seed’ money, for as Program Director Michael John Bull said in his remarks, “the giant cotton tree grew out of a small seed.”
Twenty nine Ebola Orphan Care givers’ distribution amounted to US$3,000. The Buchanan distribution of US$600 benefitted 6 members of the Group of 77.
In addition 54 families, representing 150 children of adult amputees received educational support, according to Coordinator Dangbuah.