Rise Above Ebola: Robertsport

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Source : Liberia Surfing Federation

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Liberia is currently in the middle of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. For the last 2 years we have worked tirelessly to bring tourism to our community of Robertsport, Liberia by starting a sustainable surf camp. Our goal has been to use surfing as a catalyst for tourism in Liberia given the world class waves that Robertsport has to offer.

Unfortunately we have put our business on hold and shut things down to avoid any unecessary travel in/out of Liberia and to protect the health and safety of all members of the Robertsport Community.

With Liberia having an 85% unemployment rate, we understand the immense value that a job creates not only for the employee but for family and friends that these employees help to support. On average, 1 Liberian earning an $80 monthly salary will support between 4-6 additional people through food and medical assistance.

Because of this we are asking for help to achieve a minimum of 2 goals.

Goal #1: Raise funds necessary to provide a minimum of 6 months salary for our 15 person team at Kwepunha.

(The World Health Organization estimates this epidemic to take at least 6 months to be contained.

This requires $1,200 per month x 6 months minimum totaling $7,200

Goal #2: Raise funds necessary to provide a 1 week of Ebola awareness programming in Robertsport via the Kriterion Monrovia Group. (20 University students training community leaders and going door to door to raise awareness and answer questions pertaining to ebola and everyday life.)

This requires $7,000 for transport, meals, daily student rate, printed materials, accommodations and all other necessary items.


Ancillary Goals:

We would also like to raise additional funding to continue our monthly beach/community cleanups, sanitation projects and education projects which will create additional jobs for dozens of deserving community.

This requires up to $1,500 per month and would employ up to 20 additional community members and help to support over 100. Please help us achieve these goals by making a donation to support our staff and our community!

Much love,

Sean and Daniel

For more information or to make a donation please visit : http://www.gofundme.com/e9v5zw