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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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.

2020 | Our Results

Every year, we keep our promise to thousands of people. In 2020, we empowered 350 families to gain access to improved livelihoods, protected hundreds of hectares of tropical rain forests through advocacy, rescued 65 children from modern-day slavery, empowered 500 women and youths, built capacity, and provided social services for the poor. Consequently, more than 600 small farmers enjoyed increased incomes and savings. 25 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.

"Women Must Be at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery in Liberia and MRU"

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the world, particularly from the developed world to underdeveloped Africa regions, the West Africa Mono River Basin region needs more attention than ever. Why? Female populations make up three-quarters of the region’s most impoverished community. The pandemic’s socio-economic impact is already becoming inescapably devastating.

Emerging evidence from COVID 19 and experience from the Ebola disease outbreak and the various recurring civil war in a country like Liberia show that women will disproportionately bear the resulting socio-economic difficulties. Consequently, as significant contributors to their households and communities, women must play a vital role in any response and recovery plan.

Estelle Liberty Kemo

Board of Directors, VOSIEDA

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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.