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Jaward Foundation's Compassionate Follow-up of Flood-Displaced Widows in Kroobay, Freetown

By Breakthrough M. Alpha


In the wake of devastating floods that ravaged the Kroobay community in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the Jaward Foundation has demonstrated unwavering dedication by embarking on a heartfelt mission to provide support and care to the flood-displaced widows. Recognizing the immense challenges faced by these vulnerable women, the foundation has taken proactive steps to assess their well-being and provide them with a renewed sense of hope in the face of adversity.

Assessing the Needs:

Understanding the urgency of the situation, the Jaward Foundation swiftly mobilized its compassionate team to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the flood-displaced widows in Kroobay. By engaging directly with the community and listening attentively to the stories and experiences of these courageous women, the foundation gained invaluable insights into their immediate requirements and long-term aspirations.

The foundation's assessment revealed the depth of the widows' struggles, having lost their homes, belongings, and, in many cases, their loved ones. The emotional trauma and physical hardships they endured were overwhelming. Recognizing the urgency to address these challenges, the Jaward Foundation set out plans to provide holistic support to help rebuild shattered lives.

Through extensive conversations and interviews with the flood-displaced widows, the foundation identified several pressing needs. Shelter emerged as a primary concern, as many widows were left homeless and exposed to the elements. Access to clean water, nutritious food, and essential supplies such as clothing and hygiene kits were also identified as urgent requirements.

Moreover, the assessment revealed the profound emotional toll the floods had taken on these widows. Many were grappling with grief, anxiety, and a sense of hopelessness. The Jaward Foundation recognized the importance of addressing their emotional well-being and committed to providing much-needed counseling and mental health support.

In addition to immediate needs, the foundation also assessed the widows' long-term aspirations. It became evident that empowering these resilient women with skills training and economic opportunities would be crucial to their journey towards self-sufficiency and sustainable livelihoods. By identifying their individual strengths and interests, the Jaward Foundation aimed to tailor training programs that would enable these widows to acquire new skills, enhance their employability, and regain their independence.

The assessment process was not just about identifying needs; it was an opportunity for the Jaward Foundation to establish trust and build relationships with the flood-displaced widows. By listening attentively and empathetically, the foundation demonstrated its commitment to understanding their unique circumstances and fostering a supportive environment for their recovery.


The Jaward Foundation's follow-up on the flood-displaced widows in Kroobay, Freetown, goes beyond immediate relief efforts. By conducting a thorough assessment of their needs and aspirations, the foundation has laid the groundwork for a comprehensive and holistic approach to support these vulnerable women. Through its commitment to understanding their circumstances and fostering a compassionate environment, the Jaward Foundation is determined to restore hope, empower resilience, and create a brighter future for the flood-displaced widows of Kroobay.

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