In this interview, Misean Cara CEO Heydi Foster talks to Wendy Grace in Spirit FM about her recent visit to Sierra Leone where she met Ebola survivors who are living on the margins of society due to the stigma of the virus.
During Heydi’s visit to Sierra Leone, she met with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny and the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary who are supporting Ebola survivors to rebuild their lives.
Misean Cara CEO Heydi Foster talks to Wendy Grace on Spirit FM
This interview aired on Spirit FM on Thursday 24th January 2019.
Five years ago the Ebola epidemic wreaked havoc in the country of Sierra Leone. During the epidemic the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny and the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary risked their lives by going where no other aid workers would – into the places where the disease was rampant. The Sisters went to the poorest communities and visited and delivered food to people in quarantine who were suspected of having Ebola.
Despite the panic and fear of the epidemic, the Sisters stayed in solidarity, providing lifelines in the form of medical care, food, psycho-social support, and Ebola prevention information. Fearlessly, they worked in the front line against the disease, bringing hope and saving lives.
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