July News from Bread and Water for Africa® We remain cautiously optimistic amid the troubling news from Africa

At Bread and Water for Africa® we are saddened to report this month that confirmed cases of coronavirus and deaths in countries where we work hand-in-hand with our partners are increasing. This includes countries like Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe and elsewhere. And yet, we remain cautiously optimistic that we, all of us around the world, will get through this global pandemic eventually.

It is also with heartfelt sorrow that we report on the death of a hero, Nurse Elizabeth Koroma, who contracted the deadly virus while working to save others. We remember her sacrifice and the sacrifices of so many African women as we celebrate African Women's Day on July 31st, and we remain hopeful for the future in the certain knowledge that the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela will never be forgotten.

In Africa, Our Worst Fears Are Being Realized

It is what we have been fearing for months ever since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world – the coronavirus virus making significant inroads into the African continent.

“After months in which Africa escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic as the global center shifted from Asia to Europe and then to the Americas, the number of African infections...

Remembering Nurse Elizabeth Koroma: Heroes are Everywhere

Elizabeth Koroma is among those selfless and dedicated healthcare workers around the world fighting the coronavirus who surely deserve the title of “hero.”

Elizabeth was not only a nurse providing care to patients at the Rokel Clinic in Sierra Leone operated by our longtime partner there, Faith Healing Development Organization (FHDO)...

Nelson Mandela Day: We Celebrate His Legacy Every Day!

On July 18, we commended the United Nations for recognizing the life and legacy of South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.

“Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life,” Mandela once so poignantly stated at...

Celebrating African Women’s Day: Lillian is a Survivor!

The 25-year-old woman from the small village of Gandorhun in Sierra Leone had just lost her husband when she learned she was pregnant and was struggling to care for her two children.

“Life had become difficult for her as she also had to take care of her pregnancy,” reported Rev. Francis Mambu, executive director of our partner there...