Over the past 15 years Cooper have worked to effect change in leadership and governance in Liberia. In as much as her efforts have primarily been through philanthropy and human rights, these commitments are founded on the moral imperative to effectively improve the state of social services in Liberia.  Access to these services remains well below pre-civil war levels of slightly more than 1/3 of the population.  And, remarkably, an even higher proportion of the country’s children survive on less than $1 a day.