The KL Foundation Impact International is a humanitarian Organization that works with poor communities in Liberia/West Africa with the sole purpose of addressing needs associated with poverty, under-development, illiteracy and social injustice. Originally known as the Kingdom Love Foundation for Children Welfare and Development— is now simply called KL Foundation Impact International because it has reshaped its mission to address the need of larger community in need in the United States of Africa and Liberia, West Africa.
Liberia officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country on the West Coast. It is bordered by Sierra Leone to its west, Guinea to its north and Ivory coast to its east. It covers an area of 111,369 square kilometers (43,000sqmi) and has a population of 4,503,000 people. English is the official language and over 20 indigenous languages are spoken, representing the numerous ethnic groups who make up more than 95% of the population. The country’s capital and largest City is Monrovia. Forests on the coastline are composed mostly of salt-tolerant mangrove trees, while the more sparsely populated inland has forests opening onto a plateau of drier grasslands. The climate is equatorial, with significant rainfall during the May–October rainy season and harsh harmattan winds the remainder of the year. Liberia possesses about forty percent of the remaining Upper Guinea rain forest. It was an important producer of rubber in the early 20th century.
The Republic of Liberia began as a settlement of the America colonization society (ACS), who believed black people would face better chances for freedom in Africa than in the United stated. The country declared its independence on July 26, 1847. Between January 7, 1822 and the American Civil War, more than 15,000 freed and free-born black people who faced legislated limits in the U.S., and 3,198 Afro-Caribbeans, relocated to the settlement. The Liberian constitution and flag were modeled after those of the U.S. On January 3, 1848. Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a wealthy, free-born African American from Virginia who settled in Liberia, was elected as Liberia’s first President after the people proclaimed independence.
Liberia is the first African republic to proclaim its independence, on July 26, 1847 and is Africa’s first and oldest modern republic. The Organization was founded by George Z. Deemie when he was overwhelmed by the sight of death and extreme poverty among refugees returning to Liberia in the late 90s during the first round of the Liberian Civil Unrest. In Late 1990s, George set up a relief efforts in a remote area in northern Liberia. Next he raised funds from USAID-LCIP, Africare and UNDP Liberia to further advance the organization. George’s passion for humanity ultimately led him and KL Foundation team to deal with the long-term task of improving health and living conditions of the rural poor in northern Liberia.
At KLF Impact International our vision is that of an environment free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. While our mission is to empowering people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice with emphasis on women and children.
Program: In the United States of America, KLF Impact International has completed a strategic framework for setting up Immigrants Service Center in PA. USA. The Center that intends to provide professional humanitarian immigrant services to African and Asia communities legally living in the United States of America:
- Immigrants especially from Africa constitute a highly diverse and rapidly growing group in the United States. Many immigrants moving to the united states of American suffer cultural shock and are met with educational, social and societal gaps. As such, there is a need for orientation in the American societal knowledge, social, technological and services if those gaps are to be filled. Most immigrant here in the united states of America have found themselves in trouble, in jail or have had serious problem with state government because of the lack of knowledgeable information on the inter-workings of the new society they find themselves. Interaction with many African immigrant here in Philadelphia – Pennsylvania, has proven that most of them don’t even know where and how to contact a lawyer if they are in trouble, where and how to contact government services if they are being abused or found in life threatening situations. Even to a greater extends, most immigrants still find it difficult to access the many opportunities that America provides its immigrants and citizens because they do not know where and how to find them. As a result many immigrants especially African, have been let to suffer abuses at the hands or their abusers, or let to suffer or die without help in this Great Land of opportunity for all.
The Immigrants Center – will fill in these gaps by providing the necessary services to African American and immigrant community, to include and not limited to education and awareness on public health, immigration development and relief, job search and placement, rehabilitation and behavior health counseling and income tax filing.
Over Sea Mission: Liberia- West Africa
As part of our global development initiative, we do engage in supportive partnership with rural and local communities in Liberia, West Africa, addressing critical needs associated with poverty, illiteracy, disease and social Injustice. Currently, KLF Impact International works in Liberia, West Africa, addressing some critical needs in very poor communities with emphasis on health, education, poverty alleviation, an social protection and Legal adoption with emphasis on women and children. However, in the edition of Impact Newsletter, we will be discussing the Liberia , west Africa's intervention in health care and education, with specific consideration given to the KLF community Health service and the Bethany Youth Rescue Missions School.