Aisha Desince

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Name: Aisha Desince
Organization: Khadarlis Global
Website: http://www.khadarlis.org
Title: Director/ Co-founder
Bio:
I am the Co-founder and Executive Director for Khadarlis for Sierra Leone, a 501c3 non-profit organization, registered in the US and Sierra Leone. Khadarlis is a non-profit working every day to fight poverty and social inequality in Rhode Island and Sierra Leone. We focus on supporting our communities with their essential needs, including healthcare, education and basic supplies. As a registered 501(c)(3) charity, we rely not only on our strategic partners, but also on donors and volunteers from our very own backyards – all of whom offer their skills, expertise, time, and money to make a difference. Through innovation, advocacy, and a commitment to participatory and right-based approaches to development work, we believe we can improve the lives of our neighbors. These are our communities so for us, it’s personal.

Challenge Entries

Dec 19, 2011 / 0 Comments / in Early childhood development

Importance of rural electrification in Villages in Sierra Leone.
Most of Sierra Leone village people have no access to modern forms of energy, such
as electricity, gas, and liquid fuels. Fuel wood accounts for about 75% of total energy supplies.
More than 80% of the population live in rural areas and depend on traditional fuels (fuel
wood and crop residues) for cooking, heating water and kerosene for lighting. This is
having an adverse impact on forests and watersheds. In addition, burning these fuels

To rebuild and build one village at a time, Our focus is centered with provding these villages with mud/cement housing--- the choice of mud and cement is because mud is a natural resource free in these villages, the combination is economical and durable. Housing in place our next focus is water, access to clean water is non-existing, building of water wells, will provide clean water, reduce diseases, illness, and provide water for the farms. Our agricultural project will provide villages with farming tools, ferterlizers, seeds.