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Funds from an anonymous contributor in Willmar have made possible the construction of an annex to the school as well as a new school in Sonoyea, Liberia. Here, local residents take sand from a river bank near Sonoyea. The sand will be used to build the school. Submitted photo

Willmar woman's personal mission to Liberia leads to a surprising gift

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Phebe, Liberia, is still a place where it can take months to receive a letter. The rainy season makes the roads utterly impassable, 85 percent of the population is unemployed, and it takes the help of missionaries and volunteers to provide basic health care services. This hilly, rainforest region of the west African nation is known as one of the poorest in the world.It can be a very dangerous place too.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
(320) 214-4335
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