Entries by ginny

Annual Letter – January 2015

On behalf of our Board of Directors and me, we wish you and yours a very happy New Year! May 2015 bring you much happiness and success. Since founding NFG in 2008, I’ve found philanthropy to be challenging in many ways. Thankfully, and as many of you know first-hand, philanthropy also provides a remarkable sense […]

Nyawa Funding Group (NFG) One Year Later

A thoughtful blog post from Gina Tringali at GT Food & Travel, an Italian food and wine expert who helped us at a NFG Fundraiser in New York City. Thank you Gina for your support and assistance in spreading the work about Nyawa Funding Group. You can read her thoughts here.

The New Warrior

Most Americans can not even imagine what every day life is like in a country like Sierra Leone, much less having to live through an epidemic like Ebola where thousands have died and no one is safe.  These people are fighting for their lives.  This is a different kind of front line and the world […]

Thoughts on the Ebola Crisis

As a Sierra Leonean, bearing witness to the Ebola crisis that continues to ravage West Africa has been particularly difficult. Over the past six months, my thoughts have been constant and heavy for victims of this deadly virus…

We were fighting before Ebola

No doubt Ebola is a frightening and deadly disease.  It has claimed thousands of lives and thousands more will likely succumb before the disease is contained in West Africa. But people in Sierra Leone were fighting before Ebola.

One Ambulance Project

We take the smallest things for granted. We just assume there will be someone to call in a medical emergency.  But what if the only people that can help you only have one ambulance?  Or worse, what if that that one ambulance is broken? Its a matter of life and death.