Normal life has been put on hold in Liberia, and Niapele is supporting local organizations and partners during this very difficult time.

Since the beginning of the year, Ebola has killed over 4,000 people in West Africa. In Liberia, one of the hardest hit countries, the Ebola crisis is putting great strain on the health care system and on the entire population.

Niapele is currently devoting its efforts to supporting awareness- raising and health education activities to help prevent the spread of disease to new communities. We are working with our partners to help supply food and sanitation supplies to those who need it most.

Your tax-deductible donation will go towards Kriterion's efforts in distributing supplies and raising awareness about ebola prevention in communities.

You can also donate directly to Niapele and support our operations.


Kriterion Monrovia bringing awareness to communities at risk.

About Kriterion Monrovia. Distribution of basic food, hygine and ORS.


Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, joyful 2015!

* What we are doing

Niapele has created an Emergency Ebola Response Fund to help respond to the crisis. The Fund benefits Kriterion Monrovia, a student-run arts organization which is raising awareness and conducting public education campaigns to help people understand ebola - how it works, and how to protect themselves. Check out a recent report from Kriterion's field activities.

Public education is a vital tool in fighting this outbreak, and Kriterion is doing an amazing job reaching out to people, distributing sanitation supplies and conducting public awareness programs. Check out photos of their recent campaigns on Facebook and YouTube.

We also traveled to Liberia in August with hundreds of pounds of medical and hygiene supplies, and witnessed first hand how much strain the crisis is putting on the country.

We are continuing to support local grassroots organizations that work with vulnerable children through the distribution of food rations and sanitation supplies, as well as by spreading knowledge about ebola prevention.

for ways to immediately get involved - we have local volunteer opportunities! and are looking to expand in creative ways.

About Niapele

We have been working with war-affected communities in West Africa since 2007 - first in Ghana with Liberian refugees, and, since 2009, in Liberia - with mostly those same partners.

We partner with local organizations focused on issues of access to education, disability, women's empowerment, the arts and other community-level initiatives. Together we have served hundreds of thousands of school lunches, and worked to create opportunities for small farmers in doing so. Niapele helped develop and supports a center for children with disabilities, and works with other likeminded organizations and partners to help bring about positive change in Liberia.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help support our ongoing operations and programs.