A CHARITY based in Waterloo has sent raincoats over to Sierra Leone so local orphans don’t get soaked when walking to school during the rain season.
The Waterloo Partnership, which raises funds to feed and educate youngsters in the West African country, recently sent 45 raincoats to orphans.
David Moorhead, Trustee of Waterloo Partnership said: “Most people think West Africa is incredibly hot, which it is for a lot of the time.
“However, Sierra Leone has a heavy rainy season, which lasts for months.
“We had a request for raincoats for the children, so they could be protected on their walk to school and then would be dry and comfortable in class when focusing on their education.
“It was a pleasure to fund this project and we thank our donors for their generosity.
“Those rain coats will make all the difference.”