Village Partnerships: Makomp-Bana
Partner: Faith Wesleyan Church
Location: Makeni, Sierra Leone
GPS Coordinates: N08 53.016 W012 02.912
Makomp-bana is a large rural village community located in the Kafalla section, Bombali Sebora chiefdom, Bombali District. It is part of the Temne tribe located 4 miles outside of Makeni along the Makeni/Mabguraka highway.
The community has select members who take active leadership roles. These are: the Section chief, village headman, Women leader, Youth leader, Religious leaders and society leaders. The village has three schools: two primary schools and one junior secondary school. Children attending the schools are drawn from both the community and the nearby villages. Students attending who graduate from Junior secondary can advance to Senior secondary schools to Makeni.
The village has two churches, which are UMC and New Community church. The Wesleyan Church is working on establishing a church here as well.. There are eight hand dug wells around the village but only two working for now, the rest have dried up and others need repairs. Few locally built toilets around the village, some members use the nearby bushes as toilets.
The majority of the population are subsistence farmers while women are mainly doing petty trading to support their husbands in taking care of their homes. The youths are mainly engaged in sand mining to support their farming activities.
Completed Activities & Impact
Faith Wesleyan church formed a partnership with the village of Makomp-Bana in 2014. Facilitated by World Hope International, Faith Wesleyan Church’s generosity has helped the village to plant 2.4 acres of pineapple. In addition to the pineapple farm, the community also has a Mother Support Group Greenhouse, which is also supported by World Hope International. In 2015, World Hope International supported the village to grow an additional 4.6 acres of pineapple. Makump Bana also is the site where World Hope International’s papaya nursery is located.