18th December 2014
Sad news: As Ebola continues to hit the Kroo Bay community, our school is now under quarantine for 21 days as a result of the death of one young lady by the name of Mabinty, living at the house close to our school, sharing the same environment and playing around with our kids.
Mabinity was locked inside her house for three days, vomiting and toileting inside until her death. Her husband ran away out of fear. Currently, I am in trying to persuade him to turn himself to the hospital.
According to his elder brother who is among the quarantined people, he said his brother is afraid to turn himself in because people in the community are threatening him - such is the fear of Ebola.
Mabinty left one female child orphaned at age 7 years.
Furthermore, six of our children, including the orphaned girl, are under quarantine in their homes, starting yesterday (17th December):
Babah, Mary, Isatu, Mohamed, Ibrahim and Alie.
This is the first, huge hit of our children under this dangerous Ebola disease.
Despite all these circumstances, we continue to distribute toys and give our children meals.
We Yone Child Foundation has donated food and other supplies to quarantined homes in Kroo Bay.
Pray for us.
Santigie Bayo Dumbuya, founder of WYCF
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