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Mireia Villen

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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help keep the Paediatric and Pregnant Women Wards open during the Covid19 crisis in Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone is a country of 7.5m people where more than 70% live below the poverty line. Life expectancy is less than 49 years and the under 5 mortality rate is 87%. Sierra Leone was hit badly with a 10-year civil war and hit again with the recent Ebola Outbreak in 2014, and now like the rest of the world, it is suffering with Covid-19. The rainy season is about to start and with that comes a host of other diseases to make matters worse: malaria, dengue and Lassa fever to name but a few.

The Government of Sierra Leone announced a state of emergency on 25th of March, reducing its funding of local non-government organisations like the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation which supports the Magbenteh Community Hospital in rural Makeni. This Hospital offers free healthcare to children under 5 and pregnant women, helping around 8000 children and 4000 pregnant women every year. In order to continue giving this life saving service the hospital spends around £2,000 on medical materials and cleaning items like gloves, aprons, hand sanitizer and floor disinfectant.

In 2016, after working for a year in Sierra Leone on the Ebola Outbreak, I volunteered in the laboratory of the Magbenteh Hospital and saw with my own eyes the amazing job this Foundation does. Now they need us more than ever. For this reason, I would like to try and raise money to help keep the paediatric and pregnant women wards open during the Covid19 crisis.

I will be leading every Saturday in June 75min of online yoga classes at Soul Fire Studios and you are welcome to join me. Please book in through their website, Soul Fire Studios, workshops.

To found out more about the Magbenteh Hospital and the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development Foundation please visit: http://ssldf.org/ you can find them on Facebook and Instagram as well.

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  • Mireia Villen3 months ago
    Mireia Villen

    Mireia Villen

    3 months ago

    This Saturday is gonna be the last Karma Yoga to support the children's and maternity wards in Sierra Leone. This week theme must be gratitude, to everybody that has helped out and to the Soul Fire Studios to let us do this project with the Swiss-Sierra Leone Development. Hopefully I see you on Saturday at 6pm. If you don't know how to book please send me a private message 🙏❤️ Magbenteh Community Hospital @soulfieyoga

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  • Mireia Villen4 months ago
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    Mireia Villen

    4 months ago

    I just wanted to updated that the Karma Yoga Classes are continuing for 6 more weeks starting tomorrow 4th of July from 4pm to 5:25 thanks to Soul Fire Studios! Huge thank you to them! If you have already donated and want to access to the class please do let me know and I will send you the link. Here is a message from the Paediatric Wards in Sierra Leone. Keeo sharing 🙏❤️

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  • Mireia Villen4 months ago
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    Mireia Villen

    4 months ago

    This week we celebrated the Day of the African Child. I do believe none child should left behind. No matter your social class, where you have born, the colour of your skin... I believe all kids should have the same rights. Most of people I know don't believe they can change things or the life of somebody else, but yes, we can all together. Yoga means union, and the union brings power. Donate what you can, or just share. We are all on this together! 🙏❤️

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5 months ago

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Page last updated on: 8/7/2020 09.21

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17

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 11, 2020

    £5.00

  • Xiomara

    Xiomara

    Jun 20, 2020

    I have truly enjoyed your class and I feel more motivated knowing it has a humble purpose.Gracias desde Barranquilla, Colombia.

    £40.00

  • Julie Bickerstaff

    Julie Bickerstaff

    Jun 20, 2020

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 20, 2020

  • Veronica Field

    Veronica Field

    Jun 19, 2020

    £20.00

  • Lynette Boyes

    Lynette Boyes

    Jun 10, 2020

    Thanks to Mireia we can appreciate more about this organisation; supporting families in Sierra Leone

    £20.00

  • Matt Glossop

    Matt Glossop

    Jun 6, 2020

    May not be able to make the class but very happy to support you. Good luck with the fundraising🙏

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Mireia Villen

Mireia Villen

Sheffield

In 2016, after working for a year in Sierra Leone on the Ebola Outbreak, I volunteered in the laboratory of the Magbenteh Hospital and saw with my own eyes the amazing job this Foundation does. Last March I completed my 200h Yoga Training Course in Rishikesh, India.

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