When you are in the corporate relocation business, as Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates has been for the past 50 years, your focus is to find turnkey housing for corporate executives and their families who are relocating or on extended assignment. The goal is always to find a home, whether it is temporary or long-term, where guests can feel welcomed and secure in a new environment.
Every day, Murphy’s is challenged with the idea that a relocation client, which often includes children of all ages, are feeling a sense of unrest with the concept of transition. We take for granted the feeling of having a secure roof over our heads, and our job is to help families feel that sense of security as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, half a world away, there are thousands of young girls in Sierra Leone who face more than a feeling of insecurity or transition. They face the dangers of violence and unrest in their country. As a result of this violence, they are in poverty and orphaned, either because their parents have been killed or they have been forced to leave their family to survive on their own. If they were lucky enough to have been in school, many have had to forego an education.