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Stories from the field in Sierra Leone.

Hawa’s Story

Hawa’s Story

Hawa Koker was born in a village called Mando, Sierra Leone. Hawa’s mother gave her up when she was born because of a superstition that anytime she gave birth to a girl, that child would die. She was brought to Bo to live with her grandmother, Aunty Keama. When Hawa...

MEG Health Care pledges a $50,000 Matching Grant

MEG Health Care pledges a $50,000 Matching Grant

In addition to funding 1.4 acres in Newton for our ministry expansion, MEG Health Care has pledged a $50,000 matching grant to kick-start the building process on our new property! All gifts recieved from our Casino Night will be matched because of MEG Health Care. Our...

MEG Health Care funds 1.4 acres for expansion

MEG Health Care funds 1.4 acres for expansion

Princess Promise is expanding! Our team has been dreaming of expanding our reach to more vulnerable young girls in Sierra Leone for years. Western Rural Sierra Leone is extremely overpopulated and impoverished; almost half of the entire country of Sierra Leone lives...

Yeama’s First Day At Private School

Yeama’s First Day At Private School

Here’s what Yeama Mamie had to say about her first day at her new private school this fall. “The name of my new school is John International Academy. I woke up early in the morning to say my morning prayers, wash, get dressed, eat my breakfast and go to school. The...

Why Sponsorship

Why Sponsorship

Here at Princess Promise, sponsorship is at the heart of our ministry.  Each of our girls has five sponsorship shares available. These shares, at just $39 a month each, allow every girl to have up to five different sponsors. This means five different people are...

Sampa’s Story

Sampa’s Story

When Sampa was just 8 years old, after both of her parents died from the Ebola virus, one of her neighbors took her in. This is common practice in Sierra Leone when a child is orphaned. Unfortunately, her new caregiver had motives other than caring for and loving...

Meet Adama

Meet Adama

Adama was just 11 when her parents both died after battles with their health. After her parents passed, she was put into the care of a business partner of her family. The man had ill-intentions for Adama, and took her away from the only village she’s ever known and...

After-School Tutoring Program Success

After-School Tutoring Program Success

During the early days of Princess Promise’s partnership with Love One Another, we noticed a pattern in the public exam performance of our girls. In order to move forward into secondary school, each student has to pass a country-wide exam. We quickly realized that most...

Sierra Leone, Africa

Sierra Leone, Africa

Princess Promise exists to serve, encourage and equip vulnerable girls in Sierra Leone, Africa. This doesn’t mean much to you unless you know a little about Sierra Leone and its people! Sierra Leone is a beautiful country in the western region of Africa, sitting on...