• Mamady Kromah (11yrs.) and J. Abraham Colemen (12yrs.)- all packed up and ready to go home!
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Two more children have been saved and reunited with their families! We at Sahbu, thank  YOU, our awesome fans, who have been supporting our cause for the benefit of many children in Liberia. Your donations matter! They provide food. They provide education. They save lives. Alex Singbeh and Law Law Lawrence, local representatives from Liberia who are working with Sahbu, just sent in this report via email along with the attached pictures: “Please see attachment of two kids reunified by SAHBU, Alex and Law Law’s, trip from Monrovia to Bomi County, Gonzipo town. They are Mamady Kromah (CKA Big Boy) 11 yrs (He’s the one in the red shirt in one of the photos at the police station) and J. Abraham Colemen 12 yrs.” Click the photos below to see the gallery: This is great news! These two boys, along with a few dozen more documented cases, are children who had been tricked to come to the big city of Monrovia to go to school and to receive an opportunity at life, instead they are taken and used via child labor for someone else’s benefit. We expect to see many more stories like this one in the future. Thanks for your help, we couldn’t do it without you. To continue to help please visit sahbu.org today!

Sahbu Receives Cover Story on ABC 4 News Channel

Pleasant Grove charity SAHBU rescues and educates African children PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC 4 News) – The work of brave and generous people from Pleasant Grove is the reason two girls from Liberia are reunited with their father. Zoe and Baby are Liberian girls who were given up by their father in hopes of a better life. Instead the sisters were forced into child labor, selling goods on the streets for money. Mitch Weight and his wife Bethany live in Pleasant Grove. The couple saw the poverty in Africa when they adopted two boys there last year. Mitch quickly founded SAHBU, a non-profit organization that helps rescue children from the streets and provides them with food, clothing and education. “SAHBU stands for bald man and my husband Mitch is tall and very bald,” Bethany said. The name stuck, but now holds a different meaning for the organization. Mitch, his brother Jay, and other friends worked with a Liberian locals and a social worker named Lala. Lala showed the men a list of children who have been forced to work the streets. 

Sahbu Rescue Mission of Two Liberian Girls a Success

Pleasant Grove, UT, Feb 1, 2013 – A mission to rescue two girls from captivity-forced labor in Monrovia, Liberia has been successful.  The two young girls, Zoe and Baby, were located, rescued, and returned to their father earlier today.  Sahbu’s Mitch Weight sent a text message to Sahbu headquarters this morning saying, “We rescued Baby and Zoe! It was great! They are thrilled. Their Dad bawled like a baby.” Mr. Weight and his colleagues arrived in Liberia on Thursday afternoon and made it through immigration at 2:07 PM Eastern Time. Weight sent the following text: “We arrived and we are all set for the rescue mission tomorrow!”  Plans for the rescue had been set; pursuit and action followed.  Details of the mission are still being received, but the two young girls are finally safe at home with their family. Slavery is highly illegal in Liberia and its neighboring countries.  Although the Liberian government prosecutes perpetrators of slavery, this heinous crime still occurs.  Forced labor, like the slavery Baby and Zoe were exposed to, is a common and unfortunate crime in Liberia. Sahbu is committed to rescuing, educating and providing relief for Liberian children in need.  The nonprofit offers help to these children through funds and materials received via donation. Recently Sahbu held online auctions selling donations from eyelashes sets, Adobe software, and headbands to raise the money needed for this rescue.  A number of generous donors contacted Sahbu directly and provided funds specifically for this rescue mission. Today’s successful rescue mission is only one of many to come in the future for Sahbu.

Sahbu to Attempt Rescue of Two Liberian Girls from Slavery: Clarification

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Sahbu, requests to clarify the release previously distributed on Wednesday, January 23, regarding its first-ever rescue mission to release two children from captivity-forced labor in Monrovia, Liberia, next week. For clarification purposes, Sahbu wishes to state that Liberia is a free country and does not allow or condone slavery. Mitch Weight, founder of Sahbu, will travel with colleagues to Liberia on January 30 with the resources necessary to have Zoe (age 6) and her sister Baby (age 5) released from an enslaved life of hard labor. Strategy and tact are in the honing stage, as this much anticipated mission is only a week away. Mr. Weight learned of these two young girls on a trip to Liberia last October. He met many children, including Zoe and Baby that are illegally enslaved, and is determined to rescue them. Since that trip, he has been working with social services in Liberia, developing a plan to return these girls to their family and to provide them with scholarships for school – hoping also to establish a process to rescue additional enslaved children. Slavery is highly illegal in Liberia and its neighboring countries, and perpetrators of slavery are prosecuted by the Liberian government. Liberian officials are proactively working to eliminate child labor in all of its forms. Sahbu hopes to work closely with the Liberian government to help free children like Zoe and Baby, so the criminals that are involved can be prosecuted and the children can be freed. The most common individuals found enslaved are children under the age of 18 who make up 40 to 50 percent of all forced labor victims in Africa. Human trafficking and slavery is the second most committed criminal offense in the world […]

Sahbu to Attempt Rescue of Two Liberian Girls from Slavery

Sahbu will attempt its first-ever rescue mission to release two young girls from captivity-forced labor in Monrovia, Liberia, at the end of the month. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Jan. 23, 2013 – PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Sahbu, will attempt its first-ever rescue mission to release two children from captivity-forced labor in Monrovia, Liberia, at the end of the month. Mitch Weight, founder of Sahbu, will travel with colleagues to Liberia on January 30 with the resources necessary to have Zoe (age 6) and her sister Baby (age 5)  released from an enslaved life of hard labor. Strategy and tact are in the honing stage, as this much anticipated mission is only a week away. Mr. Weight learned of these two young girls on a trip to Liberia last October. He met many children, including Zoe and Baby that are currently enslaved, and is determined to rescue them. Since that trip, he has been working with social services in Liberia, developing a plan to return these girls to their family and to provide them with scholarships for school – hoping also to establish a process to rescue additional enslaved children.