Liberia is a poor country by any standards. Rivercess is one of its most impoverished regions. One of the biggest problems is that it’s just so difficult to travel anywhere. There are very few roads, many rivers and not enough bridges. Communities are cut off from investment, opportunities and assistance. Just one secondary school serves a population of more than 70,000. Only 25% of women can read, and the average wage is about 50 pence per day. The odds are stacked against anyone growing up here. If we can enable communities to make things happen for themselves, independent of help that seems unlikely to arrive from elsewhere anytime soon, we can make a big difference to the lives of Rivercess’ children.