Kimmie Weeks has been working to alleviate poverty and human suffering in Africa and around the world, since he was fourteen years old. Kimmie was born in Liberia, in 1981. When he was nine, Kimmie came face to face with civil war, human suffering, and death. Kimmie Weeks was the recipient of the 2007 Golden Brick Award which honours young people under 25 years old, who are working to change the world. Also in 2007, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf presented Kimmie with Liberia’s highest honour, by decorating him Knight Grand Commander in the Humane Order of African Redemption. Kimmie is the youngest ever recipient of this honour.