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Distribution of Water, Rice and Grocery Items at Regent Mudslide Community

One of our implementing partners the Thinking Pink Breast Cancer Foundation (TPBCF) visited the mudslide-impacted community at Regent on Thursday August 17th.  This site is ground zero – where hundreds were killed and are still missing. 

The victims are currently housed in a makeshift school. They have lost everything and are in desperate need. 

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A Step Closer to being a Certified Accountant

Thank YOU for helping provide a partial scholarship for Christiana.   Through your support, she has received funding to help pay for some of her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses. She is a step closer to becoming a Certified Accountant; her desired future profession.   We are so very grateful for your support. In the below photo, Christiana is holding a "Thanks GlobalGiving" sign - acknowledging and appreciating the generous supporters through GlobalGiving..    We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships for children in Sierra Leone.  Your support makes the education dreams of each of these students come true! There is truly no better gift that you could give! 
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Artist Partnership: Glenna Moseray Gives Back and Supports The Needy

  Develop Africa is delighted to announce a partnership with Glenna Moseray.  Glenna recently published an album - Exceedingly Abundantly Above. ​ Glenna is a gospel songwriter, singer, and Acrostic writer.  Glenna was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone and is currently residing in the USA.  She has been a singer for most of her life.   Message From Glenna: This album is very special, anointed, inspirational and will really be a blessing to you!!!. The lyrics of every song in this album will serve as an encouragement, a portrait of God’s love, joy & hope. Glenna is passionate about making a difference, giving back and assisting people in dire need. Through this partnership, Glenna is donating 50% of the proceeds of each and every sale to Develop Africa. Listen to song clips and download her music - Exceedingly Abundantly Above.   50% of the proceeds of your purchase goes towards supporting people in need - food for the hungry etc. Thanks so much for your support!                    
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Keri is more than a sponsor to Holstina

Holstina has a special relationship with her sponsor, Keri.  They talk about things they enjoy, careers and family.  Keri sent Holstina a Christmas present  to make sure her holiday was extra special.   You can read in Holstina's letter how much she appreciates having Keri in her life. Holstina says: "Thank you so much for Christmas gift and the letter you sent to me.  You made this Christmas special already. Thank you. I am working on my self to do better in academics.  We have completed our first semester examination before Christmas break unfortunately. Our school report cards for this term will be given to us when we resume classes for second semester. I love information about nature and sanitation. I am glad you are teaching. It is a noble profession the world can't do without. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. Love, Holstina"   Holstina's sponsor is making a difference in her life, you too can be a hero for a child in need.   You can make a difference in a child's life too; click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.
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Microfinance Loan is Making a Difference for Mariatu

It's great to know that you have supported a good cause, but it is even more rewarding to hear from those that have benefited from your generous donations.  Microfinance loans give individuals a hand to get their businesses going or to help them grow their existing businesses.  Your generosity has enabled many different businesses; Mariatu is one of the people to recieve a microfinance loan. Please check out the video of appreciation from Mariatu.  In the video she says: "My name is Mariatu, one of the ladies that benefited from the microfinance loans. Fast foods and drinks is the business that the fund was used for. Thank you very much for your support, the loan has been very supportive to me and my son. God bless you." You can continue to help make a difference by continuing to support microfiannce loans for individuals like Mariatu.  Thank you again for making a difference in Mariatu's and her son's life.  
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We are One Step Closer - Cement Blocks are Ready for Construction

Thank YOU for investing in this project and the education of girls. Funds from your donations helped purchase 3000 cement blocks - shown in the included photo.   When this is completed, we will be able to launch a poultry of over 1000 egg-laying hens. Funds from the sales of eggs will provide sustainable, ongoing supporting scholarships for girls like Edna. Edna's favorite subjects in school are Integrated Science and Mathematics. She would like to become a nurse. She likes playing balance ball. She is outgoing and very friendly. She has three brothers and three sisters. Her mother is a subsistent farmer and her father passed when she was still a young child. Thank you for helping to make the education dream of girls like Edna one step closer to reality. We would appreciate your support in the next phase which is laying the foundation, putting up the walls and the roof.   
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Our School Supplies are Making a Difference - Reinforcing Quality of Education

Thanks to YOUR support, in June, we distributed school supplies to 36 girls at the FAWE school in Freetown.  Your donations made this possible and helped to cover shipping costs from USA to the school. The girls were elated to receive the supplies and you can see the excitement and broad smiles on their faces in the photos. They send their deep appreciation to YOU for helping to get these supplies to them. See more photos of smiling girls with school supplies. Getting girls in school is one thing.  The next best thing that we can do is to ensure that they have the tools needed to learn.  Thanks to your kindness the girls have the supplies that they need from notebooks to pens, pencils, sharpeners etc.  By providing these supplies free to the girls we are saving the parents from spending their meager resources in purchasing these supplies.     Together we are helping to educate girls and educate Sierra Leone.   Together we are truly helping to ensure a better educational foundation for the women who will be the future leaders of Sierra Leone.   Together we are helping to reinforce the quality of education that these girls are receiving. Together we brought smiles to the face of these precious girls. Together we are making a difference.
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Help Bendu Stay in School

Thank you for helping Bendu stay in school by providing her a scholarship.  Through your support, she has received funding to help pay for her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses for this school year.  Bendu is smiling with joy and is so very grateful for your support.   We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships for children and sponsoring a child to make a difference throughout the whole year. Child sponsorships give you the opportunity to be a child's hero, to build an ongoing relationship with a child and to be a part of helping a child grow and mature into a citizen that can give back to his/her community.   Go to our child sponsorship page to learn more about starting a child sponsorship.  
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Abdul's Sponsor is Making a Difference

Abdul's sponsor is making a difference in his life, you too can be a hero for a child in need.  This Child Sponsorship Update gives you a look into the relationship / communication between Abdul and his sponsor.  

This is actual communication exchanged from Abdul to his sponsor.

In Abdul's video to his sponsor he says:  "My name is Adbdul Karim, I am in class 4.  I attend St Edward's Primary School. Please continue to support me. Thank you" 

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Trainees are Putting Their Skills to Good Use - Dresses Donated to Dream Home Kids

 Your donations continue to impact families as the tailoring trainees are learning a lifelong skill. The trainees have the skills to sew for their families and to also use their skills to earn an income.  Your generosity is making a lifelong impact on these individuals.   The Tailoring Department recently donated twelve dresses to the Dream Again Home girls. The twelve beneficiaries were: Fatmata, Mabinty, Aisha, Susan, Felicia, the two Kadiatus, Fanta, Mariatu, Esther, Aminata, and Hannah. The Dream Home girls were delighted and expressed their thanks to the Tailoring trainees.  This was possible because you helped to provide the sewing machines. Several photos are below from the Tailoring Training and the Dream Home girls modeling their new dresses.  The full album is available at this link. Thank you for making a difference for these young people and their families.  We welcome your continued support!
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