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CHI Implement Psychosocial Support Project In Leeward Part of Liberia

In late 2015, Community Healthcare Initiative received support from ActionAid Liberia to implement post Ebola project in order to promote resilience and recovery considering the devastating impacts of Ebola on the socio and economic wellbeing of affected communities in Liberia. The project provided Psychosocial Support to communities that were affected by the Ebola outbreak through a women group initiative. The first phase of the project provided a space for identification of communities and individual who were highly affected by the EVD through a need assessment and community mobilization, during this time, 15 communities resulting from 9 districts within Gbarpolu, Cape Mount and Bomi Counties respectfully were identified to benefit from the PSS Livelihood project. The table below outlined the various Counties and its selected communities that benefited from the PSS Livelihood project:

County District Community
Gbarpolu Bopolu Guyans Town, Gbarquoita, Tortoquelleh, and Bopolu City
  Gbarma District Yomo Town, Parker Town, Gbarma and Yangaya
  Bokomu District Weama
     
Bomi   Sass Town, Cooper Town and Tubmanburg
Grand Cape Mount   Bo-Waterside, Tienii and Sinje

Within each community, a women group structure was set-up to supervise the Livelihood project. Each community women group comprises 15 women who happened to be women leaders from existing structures in their communities and directly affected women from the Ebola crisis, bringing the total of 225 women who are currently benefiting from the Livelihood project in the above mentioned Counties.


IMPACTS

During the need assessment of the Psychosocial Support project, a consultative meeting was carried out to gathered views from community people on the impacts of Ebola on their livelihood and what was needed to help them regain their previous livelihood? However, suggested community solutions vary. Out of the fifteen communities, two communities said they wanted to do Tailoring, one community said they wanted to do Village Saving Loan Association and the rest of the communities suggested Soap Making as a way of regaining their previous livelihood. The table below indicates the various communities and its ongoing livelihood activities:

Guyan’s Town – Gbarpolu County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Tortoquelleh – Gbarpolu County Tailoring Projectpsychosocial support project
Yangaya – Gbarpolu County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Yomo Town – Gbarpolu County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Parker Town – Gbarpolu County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Gbarma – Gbarpolu County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Bopolu City – Gbarpolu County Village Saving Loan Association Projectpsychosocial support project
Weama– Gbarpolu County Tailoring Projectpsychosocial support project
Gbarquoita – Gbarpolu County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Bo-Waterside – Grand Cape County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Tienii – Grand Cape County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Sinje – Grand Cape County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project
Sass Town – Bomi County Soap Making Projectpsychosocial support project