dig·ni·ty noun \ˈdig-nə-tē\
the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed.
Go to Liberia. Serve as a Dignity Advocate.
Your caring presence, your smile, or your hug can bring a kind of healing that medicine alone cannot. Women who have suffered with fistula are in desperate need of kind, authentic, human connection. Often outcast from family and community, part of the healing journey for these women includes regaining the self-esteem that comes from being valued by others.
As a Dignity Advocate™, you can offer these sacred gifts in-person. When you travel to Liberia, you’ll spend time in pre- and post-operative care units, getting to know women and hearing their stories. You’ll see some of the challenges faced daily by healthcare providers in this recovering nation. You’ll visit local orphanages and spend time giving love to children who will repay you with joy. Most of all, you'll be forever changed, knowing that you have played a small part in restoring what these women have lost: dignity.
Let Us Know if You're Interested
Please let us know if you are interested in serving as a Dignity Advocate* providing your contact information below. Thank you.
While costs can fluctuate, on average the cost involved in serving as a Dignity Advocate is approximately $3,200.00 (includes vaccinations, passport, visa, food, lodging, and air/ground transportation). Most trips are scheduled to last two weeks.
*Please note: A completed Dignity Advocate application, travel waiver, and attendance at an informational meeting are all required for consideration as a potential team member.
I want to know more about serving as a dignity advocate.
IF YOU CAN'T GO, GIVE.
Travel to Liberia is costly, both in time and money. If you are unable to travel as a Dignity Advocate, consider helping someone else to go in your stead.
ONE ADVOCATE'S STORY
Sometimes people do things without knowing why they are doing them. I realized I fell into that category when I decided to return to Liberia for the second time in early 2020. I can confidently say I never thought I would go back after returning from Africa in 2019. My work over there, although incomplete when I left, was done—or so I thought.