Sierra Leone

The country of Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea, Liberia and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. Its landscape includes a flat coastal area with fringing mangrove swamps, wooded hills and forested high mountains. The climate is generally hot and humid. Even though the country has a rich supply of natural resources (diamond mining, etc.), it is one of the least-developed countries. According to World Bank data, more than 52 percent of Sierra Leoneans live below the national poverty line ($1.90 per day). This might be an outcome of long-term civil war, lack of education and the Ebola crisis.

School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) are in two communities, Makeni and Bumbuna, serving in educational and health sectors.


Learn more about the SSND presence in Sierra Leone by selecting a ministry below.

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