Fr Andrew Lappia – Sierra Leone

Father Andrew Lappia works in the diocese of Bro, Sierra Leone, West Africa. He uses funds from St Brigid’s Third World Group to provide food and other essentials for the  extremely impoverished, to assist young people with education and training and to provide medical care. More recently, he has used the money to address the challenges which have arisen as a result of the Ebola epidemic which had a devastating effect in West Africa such as supporting women who were widowed by the virus to establish micro business to make some money to live on and assisting young people orphaned by the virus with the costs of schooling.