Jane lost her family and business during the August 2017 flooding and landslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She explains the tragedy and how she lost everything. She is clearly distraught and appeals for help. Join us in providing counseling and microfinance loans to Jane and others by making a donation at http://developafrica.giv.sh/412e or http://goto.gg/29149. Thank you for helping to restore hope and self-sufficiency.

As part of Develop Africa's response to the flooding and landslides in Freetown, Develop Africa representatives and volunteers occupied the kids at Kaningo with activities to keep them busy.  

One of the flood-affected areas is the Kaningo community in Lumley, a suburb of Freetown. Representatives of Develop Africa made the first visit to this community to do an initial assessment on the day of the disaster.

The team did one-to-one interviews with some of the victims and obtained vital information from them. The stories that they told were disheartening. A nine-year-old boy by the name of Musa lost nineteen of his family members and was the only survivor. He was injured and in critical condition. Children explained that they saw their parents swept away by the flood when the Kaningo River overflowed its banks.

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Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua donated towards the education of young ladies in Sierra Leone.  In this video, the ladies express their appreciation.  The funds were used to cover tuition, final high school year exam fees, lesson fees, books and school supplies. 

On 2 previous occasions, the church also donated chairs and tables to Develop Africa.

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" 

You can make a difference in a child's life too; click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.

 

This Child Sponsorship Update gives you a look into the relationship / communication between children and their sponsors.  

This is actual communication exchanged between a child to his / her sponsor.

In Kadiatu's video to her sponsor she says:  "Hello, my name is Kadiatu Marie Sesay. I am attending Elshadi Primary School. I am in class 6. I love to go to school. Thank you for your support" 

Kadiatu's sponsor is making a difference in her life, you too can be a hero for a child in need.  Click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.

Princess is so thankful to her sponsor, Amy, for her support.  She says in the video "Thank you very very much"

This Child Sponsorship Update gives you a look into the relationship / communication between children and their sponsors.  This is actual communication exchanged between a child and his / her sponsor.  Princess's sponsor is making a difference in her life, click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.

Women make up 2/3 of the illiterate in the world.

So what difference would it make if all women had a  chance to get an education?

  • Female genital mutilation avoided
  • Decline in infant/children mortality rates
  • A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5
  • With each year of schooling, a girl will significantly increase earning potential from 5%-15%
  • Women can stand up for their rights
  • There is less family violence
  • Family health improves significantly
  • Reduced HIV/AIDS Infection rate

 

 

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We have together been providing computer training for several years now. As part of our review process, we contacted some of our previous trainees to find out if and how the training that we provided has helped them.  

As part of our continuous improvement process, we want to ensure that what we are doing is impacting their lives in both the short and long term. This validation process is also helping to guide our future plans.

Fatmata is one of the youths who benefited from the computer training we provided a... Read more

Since 2013, JMA Solutions has been a partner with Develop Africa - helping to impact lives in Africa. Over the years, JMA Solutions has helped support 3 targeted programs in Africa: microfinance for women, computer training for girls and orphan care. 

Develop Africa is delighted to have JMA Solutions as a partner. JMA Solutions support has truly made a HUGE difference in the lives of women,... Read more