Pictures from a Nonprofit on the Ground in Liberia
We recently received some pictures from More Than Me, one of several nonprofits we have partnered with to fight the spread of Ebola in Western Africa. More Than Me is a tuition-free all-girls school in the West Point neighborhood of Monrovia, and as these pictures demonstrate, the organization has been doing terrific work to help the community through the Ebola crisis. The school is now the home base for the Ebola-Free West Point Coalition, playing a key role in helping the community deal with the escalating crisis.
Seatta is a tracer, which means she finds anyone who has come into contact with a suspected Ebola patient. She’s 20 years old and knows that her job is risky. (Instagram.com/katiemeyler More Than Me)
This ambulance, which takes patients from West Point to the Ebola Treatment Units, was the generous donation of philanthropist Jim Greenbaum. Posing with the ambulance is the More Than Me staff. (Instagram.com/katiemeyler,More Than Me)
Two Liberian girls enjoy a cool treat. (Instagram.com/katiemeyler, More Than Me)
Katie Meyler, Founder and CEO of More Than Me, shows people how to mix bleach and water to create an effective disinfectant for washing hands. (M. Holden Warren, More Than Me)
As awareness workers leave their seminar, a doctor stands outside of the Star of the Sea clinic in West Point with a newborn baby. In the face of death, life carries on. (M. Holden Warren, More Than Me)
A woman peeks her head out to thank the awareness team for bringing supplies to her sick neighbor. (M. Holden Warren, More Than Me)
Caption: Fatu, a staff member at More Than Me, prepares meals for the awareness teams and talks to girls about Ebola awareness on her daily mission into West Point. (M. Holden Warren, More Than Me)
More Than Me students stand in front of the Star of the Sea clinic in West Point. (M. Holden Warren, More Than Me)
Mamawa, a More Than Me student, holding up an “Ebola is here” sign. She wants to be a police officer day, so she was trying on the uniform for size. (Instagram.com/katiemeyler, More Than Me)
Mary misses writing her name at school. (Instagram.com/katiemeyler, More Than Me)
Caption: More Than Me Founder and CEO Katie Meyler uses singing and dancing as an icebreaker at Ebola response team meetings. It creates a sense intimacy with the people around her. (M. Holden Warren, More Than Me)
Visit good360.org/ebola to find out how you can help More Than Me – and other organizations like it – fight the Ebola epidemic in Western Africa.