ELoH currently has three live projects in Sierra Leone, Liberia and India.
Sierra Leone is home to our largest project due to the particular need for support, since amputations were used indiscriminately by rebel forces during Sierra Leone’s ten-year civil war. Today, we support 147 child amputees across four locations in Sierra Leone and our project responds to the medical, educational and psychosocial needs of our beneficiaries.
Liberia is among the 15 least developed countries in the world according to the Human Development Index and continues to struggle with its post-war recovery. There is very limited statutory support currently available for those suffering from amputation.Today, we support 41 child amputees across two main locations in Liberia and our project responds to the medical, educational and psychosocial needs of child amputees.
In India, an estimated 9.9 million people are amputees and the level of lower limb amputations is among the highest in the world. The lives of people with disabilities are often defined by poverty and marginalization. In September 2015 Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope launched a new project which will provide 80 child amputees with our long-term and holistic support, including access to prosthetics, surgeries and emotional care.