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Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa (VOSIEDA)
Together with partners, we are working to promote prosperity, reduce extreme poverty, and strengthen peace and stability in Liberia and West Africa’s Mano River Union Basin region.
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AS COVID-19 deepens food insecurity and malnutrition in West Africa, VOSIEDA in collaboration with partners provides food aid to millions of food-insecure households in Liberia.

Volunteers for Sustainable Development in Africa (VOSIEDA) is a Liberian nonprofit and a network of volunteers working to promote prosperity, reduce extreme poverty, and strengthen peace and stability in Liberia and West Africa’s Mano River Union Basin region: Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

VOSIEDA maintains its headquarters is in Monrovia, Liberia. She, however, works with partners in Guinea and Sierra Leone on different programs and projects.

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VOSIEDA’s online pressroom gives you the latest press releases and other media resources including photos and videos from the field; fact sheets and research about our programs around Liberia and West Africa’s Mano River Basin. Relax and explore our media resources.

Our Impacts

Because at the heart of VOSIEDA is the promise of a better future for everyone in Liberia and West Africa, we are inspired about volunteerism. Our volunteers are expanding our aspirations by empowering ordinary people to achieve the future they want through the engagement of greater numbers of people at the community and national levels through development projects that inspire them. Take time to explore how our volunteers are helping to leave no one behind by reaching out to people, including those marginalized or difficult to reach, to bring people’s voices and knowledge into collective actions in Liberia and Mano River Basin region of West Africa.

2019 | Our Results

Every year, we keep our promise to thousands of people. In 2019, we empowered 200 families to gain access to improved livelihoods, protected hundreds of hectares of tropical rain forests through advocacy, rescued 60 children from modern-day slavery, empowered 200 women and youths, built capacity, and provided social services for the poor. Consequently, more than 300 small farmers enjoyed increased incomes and savings. 15 of our partner local community organizations improved their performance.

Our Priorities

VOSIEDA works across five (5) integrated programs. The causes and effects of extreme poverty in West Africa are complicated and interlocking. Therefore, the best way to bring about real change is to implement multifaceted and broad-based local solutions to address the root causes and consequences of poverty. We undertake long-term development programs, engage people and communities affected though development programs and policy advocacy, to bring about structural change.

Estelle Liberty Kemoh
Acting Chair of Advisory Board of Directors

"Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Liberia and the sub-region during COVID-19 Response".

“The impacts of the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19 for women and girls in Liberia and the Mano River Basin region is already alarming. Gender-based violence, extreme poverty, and other humanitarian crises already affect more women and girls in Liberia and the subregion. Most of them also lack access to essential and life-saving health services such as sexual and reproductive healthcare.”

“Because women are bluntly absent from many healthcare planning and implementation, including in the COVID-19 experience thus far, VOSIEDA will advocate with national and local authorities to ensure women’s participation. We are particularly concerned about female health workers, the poor, and the disabled.  We want to echo the United Nations Secretary-General’s voice to prioritize women’s needs because of their roles within communities, typically placing them in an excellent position to positively influence the design and implementation of prevention activities with surveillance and COVID 19 recovery processes.”

“Using our community networks, partners, and social mobilization experience, we will continue to raise awareness of and protect the virus, promote healthy behavior and social norm change, and reduce stigma and discrimination. We will support the building of safer, more resilient communities, taking care not to convene large crowds where this may increase the risk of transmission, especially for women’s groups and community networks who are among the most vulnerable.  We will also promote their involvement in COVID 19 recovery processes.”

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We need your voice. Join Us! Together, we can defeat extreme poverty and defend women's rights.

Partner with Us

We value our partnerships with individuals, businesses, and other organizations because partnership deepens impact and promote empowerment.

Volunteer at VOSIEDA

For nearly 20 years, VOSIEDA has been working to end poverty and environmental degradation. We envision communities where the local environment is protected, and people are empowered.

Donate to Save Lives and Defeat Poverty

VOSIEDA directly support communities and  supplies smallholder farmers with financing and training to grow their way out of hunger and poverty.

Fundraise for a Just Cause

VOSIEDA empowers the ultra-poor in Liberia and West Africa Mano River union Basin region to lift themselves out of poverty through small businesses  training, financial support and  farm support services.

Pursue Career that Save Lives

If you want to make a direct impact in people’s lives while enjoying the satisfaction of knowing that you’re making the world a better place, you may want to consider volunteering or pursuing a career at VOSIEDA.

We’d Love to Hear from You!

We pride ourselves on our commitment to relationships with partners and are always there to listen. If you have a comment or question or wish to discuss a new initiative, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Join Our Mission

Volunteers are the heart of VOSIEDA.  They provide professional and critical skills, time, energy,  personal commitment and resources to fight extreme poverty, improve the environment, empower women and youth and move communities beyond aid in West Africa.

Most volunteers work one day a week  on a year-round basis, and in most cases in their own countries and communities. Contact us today to learn how you can join our mission.