Packing Hand Sanitizers for Sierra Leone

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BeaVan Charities is a non-profit organization incorporated in Phoenix Arizona to provide a comprehensive solution to the grave problem of malnutrition in Sierra Leone, West Africa since the end of a decade long civil war.

Our mission is to create an environment where children, pregnant and lactating mothers have access to nutritious foods and initiate sustainable agricultural and economic programs to alleviate their poverty and improve food security.

  • Recent analyses estimated that 57% of children under five deaths are attributable to malnutrition in Sierra Leone


According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):

  • 34.1% of children aged six to 59 months are stunted, with 9.5% severely stunted. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies this as serious on its severity scale.


  • Chronic malnutrition is a serious problem that is linked to a poor quality of diet. Four districts exceed the 40% “critical” WHO threshold of chronic malnutrition.


  • The same survey found that 18.7% of children aged between six and 59 months are underweight, with 4.3% severely underweight.


  • Poverty levels are very high, with 70% of the population living on US$1 a day. 


Sierra Leone is among the countries in sub-saharan Africa with the worst human development indicators worldwide especially for maternal and child mortality and malnutrition.