Liberia: Save the Children Identifies with Mother of Triplets


Monrovia – Save the Children (SCI) Liberia Office identified with a mother of triplet, Aletha Binda, in Kakata, Margibi County. The gesture by SCI is in response to a passionate plea made by Ms. Binda when she gave birth to three boys in August this year. Upon delivery, FrontPageAfrica Newspaper in Monrovia quoted Ms. Binda as appealing to philanthropists and well-meaning Liberians to help her with the children.  

Last week, Save the Children donated an assortment of food and non-food items to a mother of triplet, Aletha Binda, in Kakata, Margibi County, valued at L$202,806.00. 

Save the Children evasion and is working tirelessly to ensure a world where children can survive, learn, and be protected. In a struggling economy like Liberia, Aletha’s delivery and condition are compelling and yet cut across the core of our organization. 

Making the presentation Monday, November 25, 2019, in Kakata, Ms. Kebeh Kwekwe, Education Team Leader, said Save the Children was moved to intervene in seeking the welfare of the triplet and their mother after an SOS call. She said it has always been a pleasure for SCI to ensure the survival and safety of children emphasizing that the donation will go a long way.

Receiving the items, the grandmother of the triplet, Bendu Kerkula, expressed gratitude to Save the Children for assistance. She recalled two months ago when the kids were born; she had no idea as to how her grandchildren and daughter would get support. She said the donation came at a time they needed it most.

Items donated include a bag of the baby used cloths, six-packs of 25Kg rice, one tin of vegetable oil, a carton of baby powder, cartons of washing and bath soap, hot water flask, a dozen of diapers and rechargeable solar light, among others.

“We hope that the three beautiful babies grow up healthy and strong, and get the best of education so they can become valuable contributors to the development and unity of Liberia. The real support needed is for government and civil society to continue to work together to improve Liberia’s peace, education, equal justice systems so these triplets can live out their full potential,” Save the Children Country Manager Joseph Jay Yarsiah concluded.