WHAT WE DO
Refuge Place International (RPI) was established in 2009 in response to the high rate of maternal and child mortality in Liberia, one of the poorest countries in the world. Half of the country’s population (50.9%) live in abject poverty (Liberia Institute for Statistics and Geo-information Services) and over 65% of the population lives on less than $2 a day. Access to quality healthcare is hampered by poor road conditions and lack of ambulances and high unemployment rate (approximately 85%). RPI works with community leaders to ensure that all clinics are built through strong partnership between the local community and RPI. We charge a minimum fee for a full range of treatment including a laboratory and an ambulance service for referral of complicated cases. We provide free medical treatment to the blind and the elderly (65 years old and above); over 2,500 elderly people have benefited from this service to date. For extremely poor community members who cannot afford treatment cost, RPI has an aid program to enable them receive services for free. Many of RPI patients travel long distances to come to the clinics because it is their only option for quality and affordable health care.
How We Work