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For people living in Sierra Leone, access to quality and affordable healthcare, food, water, and education can save lives.

An equivalent of 8 women die each day giving birth.

More than half of these deaths occurred because of a lack of access to proper nutrition, essential medicines, and equipment. From 1991-2002, Sierra Leone was ravaged by civil war, destroying schools, churches, hospitals, and infrastructure around the country. Years later, the country was struck first by the Ebola crisis, then devastating flooding and mudslides. Families were left homeless, and children were orphaned. HealeyIRF has always been on the front lines.

But access to quality healthcare, food, water, disaster relief, and education can create a brighter future for Sierra Leone.

We’re turning scars into stars.


Less than half of the population of Sierra Leone is literate.

Secondary school attendance is low, less than 40% of boys and girls participate.

Health Outcomes

Sierra Leone has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.

We’re working to end mortality by providing resources to tackle the root causes of malnutrition and lack of medical supplies.

Empowering Women

Young women are some of the most vulnerable to violence and mortality in Sierra Leone.

When women and girls have the tools and opportunities to succeed, their communities thrive.

Disaster Relief

Throughout the past 5 years, Sierra Leone has endured the Ebola crisis as well as environmental disasters such as flooding and devastating mudslides in 2017.

When disaster strikes, communities need support. HealeyIRF has contributed thousands to disaster relief over the years.

How do we turn scars into stars?

We work alongside local leaders to transform communities with sustainable solutions through the delivery of healthcare services, clean water, food, and educational training. We seek to bring hope and empowerment to those in Sierra Leone who are impoverished, hungry, and hurting.

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Stories from the Heart

Everyone deserves a platform to tell their story. We've had the privilege of encountering inspirational individuals the define what it means to turn scars into stars.

Every dollar you donate to Healey International gives a dollar to those in Sierra Leone who need it most.

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens

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Ways to Help

Here are some ways you can take action.

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