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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is located in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Liberia.


Population (2014 est) – 5,743,725

Area – 44,580mi

Capital – Freetown

Ethnic Background

     Temne - 35%

     Mende - 31%

     Limba - 8%

     Kono - 5%

     Kriole - 2% (descendants of freed Jamaican slaves who were settled in the Freetown area in the late-18th century; also known as Krio)

     Mandingo - 2%

     Loko 2%

     Other - 15% (includes refugees from Liberia's recent civil war, and small numbers of Europeans, Lebanese, Pakistanis, and Indians)

Exports - diamonds, rutile, cocoa, coffee, fish

Imports - foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuels and lubricants, chemicals

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 55     F 60

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 73.29 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 56.7%

Support Ministries in Sierra Leone

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select Africa from the designation list and type work in Sierra Leone into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Sierra Leone:

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