dorothyinsierraleone March 13th 2011 Water Hole.
One of the pictures which shocked me was this water hole where bodies were dumped in the civil war. People have to walk miles to get their water. We have been able to dig new wells at a place called Rokel which is about 12 miles from Freetown. I will be opening one of the wells while I am there.
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Africa » Sierra Leone » Freetown The 1991 to 2002 civil war between the government and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) resulted in tens of thousands of deaths and the displacement of more than 2 million people (about one-third of the population), many of whom are now refugees i... ... read more
Hi I am Dorothy
I am a retired GP and a Quaker. I live in Keswick one of the most beautiful places in the UK. I am married to Donald and we have two grown up children but now at nearly 70 I am off on a new adventure. Who would have thought that my adventure would be to travel to Sierra Leone to open wells?
I have been involved with a Quaker Charity Quaker Peace Networks West Africa www.qpnwa.co.uk for about three years now. I have been shocked by some of the pictures coming out of Sierra Leone and wanted to help. Keswick Quakers and others have donated money.
I will be travelling to Sie... full info