17 Jul Adding Value
Adding Value to someone’s life empowers them to be greater within society. Williette Safehouse executed its sixth Service Project on July 17th, 2018, held under the theme: Adding Value. During the Service Project visit, the team met Ms. Masiah Karnneh. She is a passionate Liberian woman that is paralyzed from the waist down (Paraplegia). She worked at the former Ducor Hotel in Monrovia, Liberia as a cook. There she had an accident on the 5th floor of the hotel. Her accident required surgery which, at the time, was completed successfully. Post-surgery she decided to start her own business.
As life continued, she transformed into a successful businesswoman. She traveled to many African countries such as Ghana, Togo, Senegal, and Cameron to purchase goods to sell. Unfortunately, one day While en route to Ghana for supplies, she was involved in a car accident. The accident left her foot in a deplorable condition. Post-accident, she had no one to assist her except her daughter.
For years she faced severe hardship due to her condition. She began to find comfort in baking, which she sold in her community and nearby communities. One day while scrolling through her newsfeed on Facebook, she came across a post about Williette Safehouse via her “play son.” The post featured outreach projects that the organization carried out.
She called her “play son” to inquire more about the organization and its services. After attaining more information about Williette Safehouse, she reached out for assistance. The team thought it necessary to empower Ms. Karnneh with baking items, which she expressed would help her gain more independence in her life.
On July 17th, 2018, Williette Safehouse donated baking materials, including bags of flour, buckets of butter, a gallon of oil, and bags of sugar. The team spent quality time with her during the dropoff and arranged follow-up visits for the remainder of the year. Ms. Karnneh appreciated her donated baking items and encouraged Williette Safehouse to extend significant help to other individuals in the Liberian Disabled Community.