Mamie Gbarsue

Safe Home Children's Village  -  Flehla Town/Liberia


Date of birth: July 26, 2005

Gender:  Female

Country of origin: Liberia

General Health of Child: Normal

Description: Mamie along with her brother John Gbarsue came to safe home after the death of their father and the illing condition of their mother. We visited the village and decided to treat her, but she refused and pleaded that we get her children to a safe place before she dies. She later recovered but she is unable to care for the children.

 

 

 

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About Safe Home children's Village

Safe Home Village was established by Church of Christ evangelist John Travis in 2004 with the help and support of small group of Christian couples that were all young married couples in Kansas City in the 1980's.  This group started a non-profit that partnered with Safe Home Founder John Travis following an introduction by Ron Pottberg, a representative of World Bible School who had known Mr. Travis for some time.

About Liberia

Liberia is a country with a very storied past in that the Republic, which was established in 1847, came to be as the result of slaves who were freed from the U.S. and resettled there in 1822. Liberia is a largely Christian nation with 85.6% being believers in Christ.

Many years of war and the more recent Ebola outbreak has left the infrastructure and economy of Liberia in shambles. That in turn has led to an unemployment rate of 85% and nearly 7 in 10 people living in poverty.

To compound the problems even more, a high fertility rate of 5 children per woman and an already predominantly youthful population of 60% under the age of 25, has led to a very high dependence rate.

Like most countries in poverty, the children there suffer the most. Disease and war have stolen their parents and many suffer unthinkable circumstances as they struggle to survive without parental care.

The young females there are particularly at risk for sexual abuse, trafficking and FGC.