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Karen Amara

Karen Amara

The founder Karen Amara was moved when she went to Sierra Leone for her father's funeral in 2014.  The number of people who attended was overwhelming and each had their own story of how he had helped them.

 

Karen not wanting her father's legacy to die also set about helping as many as she could through paying school fees, medical bills, start up fees.  However it all became a strain very quickly and she set up the charity in November 2016 to share the burden with other like minded people.

 

In our first year we have, assisted in the crisis and given grants, but it has become apparent that this isn't a practical and efficient way of using our resources as we are not yet in a position to vet the beneficiaries to our satisfaction.

 

Therefore we have focused our attention on two things, helping the community in Glasgow through a weekly foodbank and helping the community in Sierra Leone by building a school, which will become a community hub as well as a school.