Village Improvement Project

Enhancing the quality of life for village communities in Liberia through service and education projects.

About Village Improvement Project

The Village Improvement Project is an organization of volunteers that give their dedicated time and money to improve the well-being of residents in rural communities in Liberia.

Our mission is to create smart and sustainable environments to build strong communities.

The Village Improvement Project has launched its services to the rural village communities in Liberia. As we expand, we remain dedicated to our mission.

We believe in connecting people and transforming communities.

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Check out VIP's Progress Report for the Improved Cookstove Project.

You can make a difference as Village Improvement Project, Inc. project works to design and produce cleaner burning stoves to reduce household air pollution for 98% of the population in Liberia, West Africa who use solid fuels for cooking.

More About the Village Improvement Project

Hey, It’s Good to be Back Home Again

Zwedru was almost unrecognizable. There were some basic buildings I remembered from 1989, but there was so much growth. I was unable to find my two previous homes. They used to be in the bush on the outskirts of town. There was no bush or outskirts where they were once located.

Solar Suitcase for a Rural Clinic

Our Country Director visited the Tenegar Community Clinic to follow up on the impact of donated solar lanterns. We found out that the health center really needs good quality lighting for better health care and reduced mortality for mothers and newborns. So we did research, found a solar suitcase that costs $2000 and contacted We Care Solar.

Man on a Mission

In 2016, Phillip Martin returned to Liberia where he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 1988 and 1989. He traveled for the U.S. Embassy to paint murals with Ebola survivors. And, he painted a mural in his hometown of Zwedru. This blog, and the ones coming after it record his preparations and experience when he went home after so many years.

Tenegar Clinic OIC Interview about Impact of Solar Lights

My name is Krubo Davis and I’m the OIC (officer-in-charge[?]) for Tenegar Community Clinic. As I told you, Sister Miatta, the lights that were given to us are very useful to us.

Memories of Liberians Telling Stories

We had been teaching at Suehn Industrial Academy as Peace Corps Volunteers for less than a month in September 1962 when we wrote a letter home about some of our students coming to visit us one night to tell us riddle stories. At the end of a story each person had to give an answer. …

Living in Liberia

It really is close to impossible for someone from Europe or North America to fathom what life is like in Liberia. If you are poor in the West, you most likely have food stamps, health care and assistance in finding shelter. If you are poor in Africa, you suffer from some of the absolute worst poverty in the world.

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