dorothyinsierraleone March 23rd 2011 Another picture which upsets me is this photo of one of the amputees. During the civil war many people had limbs amputated and now can only earn their living by begging on the streets and in the market places of Freetown. I will see what it is really like whan I am there ... read more
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