The health systems in Liberia are some of the worst worldwide. Hundreds of children and families die from malaria and other diseases daily. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “42% of inpatient deaths are attributable to malaria.” With major issues such as lack of clinics, few medical doctors and inadequately trained medical professionals, outdated medical technology and medicine, and poor hospital conditions adversely affecting the majority of citizens in the country.

Due to the lack of healthcare resources, many children and pregnant women don’t have access to hospitals and even less to treatment and medical personnel throughout the country. This explains the elevated mortality rates of infants and mothers—placing them among the highest in the world. Because of the lack of information and means of protection – contraception, medicine to prevent disease transmission from mother to children, close to 1% of the population is carrying the HIV/AIDS virus, of which 6,000 are children. The number of children affected by tuberculosis or malaria is equally disturbing and does not seem to be diminishing.

“Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me.”

A Child Story

Normally, every mother is relief of her labor pain as they have the first look in their child’s face after delivery. They will become hopeful and their joy will be restored. Even the Father and the Grandparents will start to celebrate that a new member has joined the family. However, for baby Francis Williams it was a completely different story by itself. His mother, father, and grandparents abandoned him immediately after birth on November 12, 2018, due to his deformity.

He was born missing his left arm and only two fingers on his twisted right. He was abandoned by his parents due to his deformity, and base on the fact that he does not have hands to help them farm which is the major help that every child in the rural community can possibly give their parents. They concluded that the child has no future, and suggested that he be killed because they are not willing to accept him.

Fortunately for the Delano King Foundation, Ms. Korlue Mulbah, Program Director of Bong County and a Register Nurse, stumbled upon baby Francis Williams story at the hospital. Ms. Korlue Mulbah was moved and decided to intervene through the help of the Delano King Foundation. She came in contact with Mrs. Annie Williams – a Registered Nurse who was also thinking about how she could help with the situation. Ms. Korlue Mulbah asked Mrs. Annie Williams to be a caregiver to the child, giving her the assurance that Delano King Foundation will always be there for the child.

Through the grace and mercy of God, Mrs. Annie Williams took on the initiative as a mother and caregiver to baby Francis Williams. She explained the child’s story to her husband Mr. Seymon Williams and they both agree to be parents to baby Francis Williams. Legal documentation (Weaver of parent’s right) was processed by the Liberian Government. The biological parents of Francis signed the documentation making Mr. & Mrs. Williams legal parents to baby Francis.

Poverty in Liberia has spread and deepened over the past decades. It is estimated that 80% of the population live below the poverty line of US$1 a day and 52% even live in extreme poverty of under US$0.50 a day. Thousands of children go to bed hungry or die from hunger. Poverty and food insecurity are high across the country and particularly acute in Liberia’s rural areas. Four out of five households in Liberia is food insecure. Food insecurity and poverty are strongly correlated, as poor rural households with informal livelihoods tend to be the most food insecure. Prior to our donation, Mr. & Mrs. Williams underwent difficulties in purchasing food, medication, and clothing for baby Francis.

One Day-Old Francis Williams

Our Team Assess Francis Williams Condition

Our Team Delivered Francis Williams

Bimonthly Supplies And Shared God’s Love With Him

Our Support 

On January 26, 2019, the Delano King Foundation Team in Liberia implemented a Disable Support Relief Program with the aim of providing food, clothing and other important items to  Francis Williams. The below-requested items were delivered to the family/caregiver of Francis Williams.

  • One cartoon of Baby Nursia Milk
  • Two Dozens of Baby Diapers
  • Two Dozens of Rubber Draws
  • Half Cartoon of Baby Bathing Soap
  • Half Cartoon of Baby Washing Soap
  • Two Packs of Baby Wipe
  • One Bottle of Baby Johnson Oil

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Please join the cause and help us meet the needs of these children. When you give a financial gift to support these children, you are helping share the love of Jesus Christ.

Two Months-Old Francis Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Williams