Concerned Women of Kono District, Inc. is a vital 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to fight poverty and illiteracy by engaging, educating, and empowering the women and children of Kono District in Sierra Leone. Supporting the development of educational opportunities and future sustainability, Concerned Women of Kono District, Inc. provides many individuals with a thorough foundation for future success.
Individual empowerment and self-determination have always been strong components of the organization. Founded by Ms. Tiwa Kaifala, Established in 2015, the organization was conceived and organized to address the economic, cultural, and educational needs of the women and children of Kono District, to counteract failure, and to assist in the provision of opportunities for self-sufficiency.
Concerned Women of Kono District, Inc. vision is to provide the best environment for disadvantaged women and children so that they can develop and attain their fullest potential and to become productive citizens of Sierra Leone.
There are a number of reasons why poverty has become an epidemic in Africa. Poverty can be the result of political instability, ethnic conflicts, climate change, and other man-made causes. Over the last 30 years, worldwide absolute poverty has fallen sharply (from about 40% to under 20%). But in African countries, the percentage has barely fallen. Still today, over 40% of people living in Africa live in absolute poverty. But one of the most significant causes of poverty in Africa is also the most overlooked…the lack of access to clean drinking water. Nearly one billion people do not have access to clean, safe water – that’s the equivalent of 1 in 8 people on the planet.
Since its formation, Concerned Women of Kono District, Inc. has provided support to impoverished women and children Kono District through the distribution of food, clothing, toilets, educational resources, and shelter. We plan to work closely with partner organizations that are operating on the ground in Kono District in order to receive, process, and distribute the necessary resources. The organization feels that in order to truly accomplish this mission, they need to provide services that are focused on helping those who are most in need. It is our organization’s hope that through our efforts, the segments of the global community that face many hardships can regain a positive outlook on life and a brighter future.