Better Lives Foundation (BLF) was founded in 2008 to support and provide quality medical care and education to those in desperate need.
We have been working in Yonibana, Sierra Leone since 2006, a country that has been severely disrupted and poverty-stricken post civil war, which ended in 2002. Our volunteers, throughout the years, have carried out numerous annual medical Projects to Yonibana, whether they are general medical, or more focused in the areas of surgical, dental or optometry.
To date we have treated in excess of 46,000 patients!
We currently provide support for our local community in different ways to meet their needs. Some of our work consists of running accredited in-house training courses at our Yonibana Sai Hospital for our local students and volunteers. In excess of 60 local students are sponsored to attend Schools, Colleges and Universities, empowering them to become independent adults who can create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. This educational outreach stems from our belief that the local community should in the long term gain independence.
A more recent project has begun in Uttarakhand (North India), a vastly rural region of India that has been destructed in flash floods in 2013. Our aim here is to reach the rural villages that sit in high altitudes to provide relief and attention to those affected.