No Makeup Challenge? | Sewa Woman Did it First: Walks the walk, Talks the talk
Last July, Suafiatu Tunis sent us this selfie and she told Sewa News:
“While pursuing my own goals, I also like to help my community, relatives and friends. What I find most difficult is being in a position where I cannot do anything to help people. I like to be of service, especially to women, children and the aged."
Currently, Suafiatu, who is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with her husband and family, is leading Ebola sanitization campaigns and conducts trainings around Sierra Leone, reports Newsweek's Chad McCordic.
Below is a photo of Suafiatu (front row left with headwrap and scarf) leading a group "Community Response," which is one of the 7,000 community groups that will be conducting house-to-house assessments during the three day quarantine. This past Saturday, the government of Sierra Leone declared a mandatory quarantine for the entire country starting on September 18. For three days, everyone must stay home to give authorities a chance get a step ahead of the disease. Across the country, people are already beginning to doubt the effectiveness of this plan.
“We will be trying to do it one-on-one, informally but safely,” she said. Suafiatu sees the quarantine as a positive step but she does see potential negative effects too. Hunger will be a big concern, but the lockdown could drive some to be more fearful, and isolate themselves further.