The Sisters are Doing Well in School

Thank you so much for helping to provide scholarships for three sisters who became orphans during the Ebola crisis. Thanks to your support, Fatmata, Hannah, and Flourence have received some of the funding they need to pay for their tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses this year. We are so very grateful for your support that is getting these sisters closer to their dream jobs as adults. This month, they celebrated their 2nd anniversary at the Dream Home. The have been enjoying a 2 week or so break from school - in between semesters.  Fatmata, a future doctor, will be completing JSS2 (Junior Secondary School)  this spring. Flourence, a future minister, will be completing class 3 this spring. Hannah, a future banker, will be completing class 4 this spring.  The girls are all doing well in school and are looking forward to summer break. 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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2 Of The 16 Students Tested Positive For Malaria!

Thanks in part to your donations, we have proactively started testing children in Wellington, Sierra Leone for Malaria.  Sixteen tests were provided by your contributions. Two of the 16 students tested positive for malaria!  We caught the illness at the very early stage.  Thankfully, we were able to treat them right away, preventing the full onset of malaria and illness.  This proactive action and instant remedy were possible because of YOUR support. With your on-going support, many more lives will be saved - by doing the simple malaria test and then immediately treating the children who test positive.  About a year ago, we lost two children to malaria and we want to ensure that doesn't happen again - because of a lack of life-saving medicine.    Our lofty goal is to ensure malaria tests and medication is available freely to all kids that need this. Please help us make this a reality. Join us in saving lives through life-saving testing and treatment.
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You are Helping Sorie Obtain A Teaching Degree

YOUR support helped Sorie further his education - giving him a new start and opportunity in life. Sorie lives in a small village called Kamawoni. He wanted to continue his education by going to a teacher's college. He tells us a little about himself and expresses his gratitude below. "My name is Sorie. I live at Kamawoni village. Kamakwe town.  I am a school teacher, teaching at the Kamawoni village school.  I am an orphan. My mother and father died when I was at a tender age.  I come from an extended family with four siblings that look up to me for support.  I shall be going to the Teachers college this academic year.  Thank you for your support."  Read more in his letter - in his own writing... Thanks for being a part of helping Sorie, a deserving future leader!  Together we are building a new breed of quality leaders. We deeply appreciate your on-going support!
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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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