March Web Feature Highlights Partners in Sierra Leone

This month’s Power of Partnerships celebrates the efforts of the Anglican Diocese of Bo, Episcopal Relief & Development’s partner in southern Sierra Leone, to alleviate hunger, promote health and raise awareness about gender equity and good governance. March is Women’s History Month, but Episcopal Relief & Development and its local partners strive year-round to engage both men and women in examining and improving how they work together to build a thriving community. The Diocese of Bo is also an implementing partner for the organization’s NetsforLife® malaria prevention partnership, which has distributed over 11 million nets and reached more than 30 million people since it began in 2006.

Please note that the Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features are now on an alternating schedule. The next Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development will be published in April.

The Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features present stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit to read past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution. You can also call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25.  Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.