Ebola Orphans

What is Ebola?

The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the cause of a viral haemorrhagic fever. Symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to EVD though an 8-10 days incubation period is most common

The Project:

As a direct response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis in Sierra Leone and the increase in the number of children orphaned, SLWT has in collaboration with local partners, established the Waterloo Ebola Orphan project. These children have not only lost their parents but in many case have lost the entire adult support network in their lives – grand-parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and siblings to the disease. This project is about creating a future for these children a HOPE FOR TOMORROW.

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