He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind”, – Luke 14:12-13

The Challenges

People with disabilities represent 16% of the country’s total population according to the population census performed in Liberia in 2008. Disabled people are often marginalized and discriminated against, making it hard to access the education system, the job market, and health services. People with disabilities have a harder time getting their specific needs met. In addition, some disabilities, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or missing limbs, are stigmatized, as they are associated negatively with the war.

Our work

We offer hope to people who no one else may care about. We work to improve the living conditions of vulnerable people; including people with disabilities, especially by facilitating the access of children with disabilities to education. It is our goal to provide equipment for people with physical needs such as – Canes, Crutches, Walkers, and Wheelchairs. We work to set up a rehabilitation clinic to meet the physical therapy and orthopedic care needs of people with disabilities and the victims of the civil war in Liberia.

We do not only meet the physical needs of disabled children and families in Liberia. We meet their spiritual needs as well. We serve as a spiritual resource and witness for all the people we serve, by offering them the love of Jesus Christ. We believe disabled children and families not only need their physical needs supported but their spiritual needs as well. As part of this service, we conduct worship and deliverance service, pray with disable children and families and provide bibles as needed.

Our Disabled Families Stories 

Baby Francis Williams, who was born on November 12, 2018 in Gbarnga, Liberia, was abandoned by his parents due to birth defects. Missing his left arm and having only two fingers on his right hand, he was considered a burden since he would not be able to help farm. Korlue Mulbah, Program Director of Bong County and a Registered Nurse, met Francis Williams at the hospital and decided to intervene through the help of DKF. She connected with Annie Williams, another Registered Nurse and asked if she could be his caregiver and that the Delano King Foundation is committed to helping with his care. Baby Francis William is thriving with his new family.

The gift of eyesight is precious beyond value. Many of us take it for granted every day, but how many millions of dollars would we turn down in exchange for our eyes? This truth is one that 18-year-old Marthalyn knows all too well. 15 years ago, Marthalyn unknowingly ingested Sodium Hydroxide, a dangerous chemical compound that is often used to make local washing soap in Liberia. Immediately, Marthalyn began to experience painful chemical burns inside her body and in an effort to wipe away tears, she inadvertently got some of the Hydroxide into her eyes and lost consciousness.

Today, Marthalyn is diagnosed with Multiple Corneal Dystrophies and she will need Corneal Transplants. If this procedure isn’t done soon, Marthalyn could lose her eyesight completely. To make matters more complicated, this procedure cannot be done in her native nation of Liberia.

Please consider supporting our efforts to give more disabled children and families in Liberia and across the globe the opportunity to acquire trade whereby they may become self-sustaining, and receive an academic and vocational education that will give them an equal footing in society.

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