Mission and Vision
We envisage healthy and prosperous societies where there is no extreme poverty, where communities are committed to caring for nature, where justice, dignity, and respect prevail for all.
Estelle Liberty Kemoh
H. Timothy Kortu (Mr.)
Ms. Laura M.T. Golakeh
Our mission is 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 Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors
Integrity | Trust one another
We prize honesty, respect, and trust in our relationships. For this reason, we have an uncompromising commitment to ethical behavior and make every decision with integrity.
Excellence | Exceed expectations
We demand of ourselves the highest technical and professional standards. We celebrate innovation, learning, and service.
Good Governance | Pursue ethical standards
We ensure transparency and accountability in our activities, conduct, and performance, including disclosing our funding sources and accounts. We operate in full compliance with the governing laws and ethical standards in all places we work.
Equality | Zero Tolerance for discriminations
We apply equality and non-discrimination with everybody we work with and for, ensuring respect for all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or another status.
Partnerships | Building alliances and encouraging participation
We are committed to working in partnerships, believing that we will better achieve our vision through cooperation rather than competition.
New opportunities | Thinking beyond extreme poverty
We use innovation and creativity to break the dependency circle and poverty mindsets in West Africa. We are not afraid to explore new strategies intended to disrupt traditional poverty programs and achieve individual and better results.
Empowering the Poor Beyond the Poverty Lines
The COVID 19 outbreak, conflicts, and natural disasters have shattered livelihoods in Liberia and many communities across the Mano River Basin Region. VODSIEDA and partners are designing interventions that alleviate immediate needs while promoting the transition to sustainable recovery, building more resilient and inclusive communities, and contributing to crisis prevention.