During the Ebola outbreak, BRAC also enlisted a cadre of community health workers to provide education and sanitation materials to their neighbors. When Ebola started, they went around the community telling people about the precautions they should take and what to do in the event that someone shows symptoms.
Fudie (right) explained that when the outbreak first started, she didn't think it was real. When she say one of her neighbors close by start to exhibit symptoms, she started to realize that it wasn't a hoax. Her own experience motivated her to convince others that it was real and educated them about what to do to prevent the disease.
They have since been celebrated by their community leaders for saving so many lives and preventing the spread from devastating the more families in Sierra Leone.