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We are Boosting Learning Through School Supplies

Thanks in part to your support the kids in school have new school supplies. These much-needed supplies were received with great appreciation.  We are working in close partnership with the Henry Bennah Kingsville School to improve available resources and help raise the standard of education. We have been able to collect over 2 drums of school supplies towards this project and plan to ship these supplies out in the next month. Our goal is to provide each of these budding leaders with all the resources they need to be successful. We greatly appreciate you joining us in helping these deserving children!  You can continue to support their school book and supply needs through our Educate Future Leaders in Liberia Project.
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Thank you for helping Mabinty start her business

Thanks to your support this project has raised $570 since the last report. Through this support, we have expanded our provision of microfinance loans to additional deserving women like Mabinty.   Mabinty has started her business - retailing assorted provisions/groceries.  She plans to use the proceeds to cover transportation, buy school supplies etc. In this linked video,  Mabinty says thank you for her microfinance loan. YOUR support has helped Mabinty look forward to a better future for herself and her family.  We deeply appreciate your support. We welcome your on-going support in providing full support for other microfinance loans and other projects that you can see when you click or tap on the following link for Develop Africa.
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Scholarships Making School Possible for Students in Liberia

Many families in Liberia do not have the ability to ensure that their children receive a quality education.  Thanks to your support we are making a difference.  The $40 that you donated was helped provide a scholarship for a deserving child at the Henry Bennah Kingsville School. Our commitment to helping underprivileged children get a decent education is stronger than ever.  A sound education will transform their lives and provide opportunities for growth, and contribution to national development. By upgrading the quality of education offered in schools, we will be helping to transform communities and the entire nation. We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships at the following link for Develop Africa. Let's together make the education dreams of each of these students come true! There is truly no better gift that you could give!
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Winifred is Working on her Tailoring Skills - Thanks to YOU

hanks to your generous support, the Tailoring School has had a significant impact in the Wellington community. A number of the youths and school dropouts have learned how to sew.  Your support is making this possible.  There are 10 trainees currently. One of the current students is Winifred. Winifred is married with a child. Her husband Amadu is a bricklayer/construction worker and the main provider of the home. They lived in a single bedroom apartment with electricity but no running water. Winifred decided to learn to tailor so that she will help support her family. She has learned how to sew skirts blouses and other dress designs. Now Winifred is able to sew all the clothes her family needs.  She is hoping that on completion of her training a start-up kit will be given to her. She wants to use the skills she had acquired to open her own tailoring shop. Going forward, our goal is to provide each of the trainees with a toolkit (sewing machine and some basic equipment/supplies (such as a coal iron, pair of scissors, needles, tape measure, table etc.). The trainees and teachers have expressly communicated that this is an urgent need. This certainly makes sense, as the graduating trainees need equipment assistance to start their own businesses. Thanks so much for your support. We welcome your continued support to provide toolkits and on-going tailoring classes for the next set of trainees.
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Thanks for Helping Marian Stay in School

Because of YOUR support girls like Marian are progressing with their education and staying in school. Marian (pictured) is planning to take the promotional National Primary School Exams this spring. Her father is currently unemployed and her mother is no longer doing her small business.  They did not have the resources to cover the exam fees. The family was in a crisis and had nowhere else to appeal for help. She was the only pupil in her class yet to pay her school charges. Thanks to YOUR support and donations we were able to take care of Marian's exam fees. Your support brought a big relief and smiles to faces of Marian and her family.  Marian will soon be taking her exams and proceeding to the next level in her education. Thanks for supporting this great cause and helping girls like Marian become empowered women. We are truly making a difference!
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Joe and His Family Extend Their Deep Gratitude to You!

Thank you so much for providing a full scholarship for Joe. Joe and his family extend their deep gratitude to you. Through your support, he has received funding to help pay for his tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses. We are so very grateful for your support. Thanks to your support, they do not have to think or worry about school expenses for another year. We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships for children and other projects that you can see when you click or tap on the following link for Develop Africa. Let's together make the education dreams of each of these students come true! There is truly no better gift that you could give!
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You Helped Ship 10 Drums of Supplies

Thanks to your generous support, we recently shipped 10 drums filled with school supplies and books to Sierra Leone.  These drums are already in a shipping container and should get there in the next month or so. Thank you for helping us send these supplies to the children in Sierra Leone that desperately need them.   These supplies will elevate the quality of education and learning in schools.  We are excited about this opportunity to invest the lives of kids in Sierra Leone. Thank YOU for being a part of providing these children with school supplies and books ... and a chance at a better future.   We welcome your continued support of education (providing scholarships, school supplies tuition, uniforms) to students in Sierra Leone.
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Bed Nets Are Saving Lives! #EndMalaria

Every bed net that we are able to provide, thanks to your generous donations, is saving lives! The bed nets we are distributing are effectively protecting families from Malaria while they sleep. We are specifically targeting communities and families in need - in particular families with young children. Thompson Bay is one of the most deprived communities. This community was seriously affected by the Ebola crisis and also by floods in Sierra Leone. Thanks to your support, 39 mosquito bed nets were distributed to families in need in Thompson Bay. This included the families of Anna and David. Another distribution of mosquito bed nets was made to 22 families at the Leicester road community. Thanks to YOUR support, they are sleeping safely at night now.  Huffington Post recently posted an article stating the following: "Malaria has long been one of the major killer diseases of our age and remains a huge public health problem, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. One child dies every minute from malaria. Roughly 90 percent of malaria cases and 92 percent of malaria deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, with children in the region often suffering through multiple bouts of the disease before they reach the age of five. Pregnant women who contract the disease can also suffer serious health complications. Outside of Africa, over 2.5 billion people are at risk of being infected with malaria, and there are 34 million cases every year with 46,000 deaths. However, there are reasons to be hopeful: more countries have been certified free of malaria since 2007." This year, "World Malaria Day" falls on Tuesday, April 25. This significant day highlights the desperate need for ongoing global efforts to fight and ultimately end Malaria.   Here at Develop Africa, we afresh have determined to continue our efforts to provide bed nets to each family and to train them on proper use till malaria is no more. It's disheartening to read about one child dying every minute from malaria. In this day and age, this should not be happening.  These deaths are preventable.  We need to do our utmost to help change these statistics.  Join us in this effort by helping to provide 5 nets today - through your donation of $50.00. Thank you so much for your continued support. Together we will continue to save many more lives and change the dismal statistics.
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Thanks for Helping Support Geraldine

Through your support, Geraldine has received initial funding.  The funds you donated are helping to cover her transportation expenses twice a week, when she goes for computer classes - in preparation for college admission.  We are so very grateful for your support that is getting Geraldine closer to her goal of becoming a lawyer when she completes her education.  We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships and other projects that you can see when you click or tap on the following link for Develop Africa. Let's together make the education dreams of each of these students come true! There is truly no better gift that you could give!
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Bringing Light for Students without Electricity

Thanks to your generous donations we were able to provide multiple families with solar lights - in a village with no electricity.

Kamawornie is a village in Northern Sierra Leone and is not connected to the electricity grid - with no power supply. At night, for lighting, they have no choice but to use kerosene lanterns and open-flame candles. The smoke from these light sources is hazardous to their health. 

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