New Orphans in-spite of an Ebola Free Hope Village
Reverend Victor Padmore, founder of Hope Village along with his wife Marie, are happy to report that Hope Village was spared from the Ebola crisis. As the crisis developed last summer, the Liberian Government decided not to implement the school year as a means of avoiding the spread of the disease. Additionally, Liberians were encouraged to avoid public places. As a result, no adult or child living in the ten housing units located on the campus contracted the virus; however, Rev. Padmore was sad to report that one of the teachers, Jerimiah Kollie, who lived in a nearby village contracted the disease and died at home. He had two children. We have also learned that while the campus and the occupants were blessed to avoid Ebola, several children, students at Hope Village from neighboring villages, were orphaned. This will mean new orphans moving onto the campus and the need for additional support to clothe and feed these children.