Develop Africa, Inc.

The mission of Develop Africa is to facilitate and establish meaningful and sustainable development in Africa through capacity building, empowerment and transformational education. Develop Africa was birthed out of the vision that human resource development is the key to improving nation-building capacity in Africa. Our focus is on impacting and changing lives.
Oct 30, 2014

Video Story: Geraldine Beats Ebola!

Geraldine - ebola survivor enjoys lunch treat
Geraldine - ebola survivor enjoys lunch treat

Dear friends-

We had previously shared with you the story of the unfortunate passing away of Ruth, a Develop Africa volunteer nurse and the survival of Geraldine. We're super excited today to share with you the follow-up story and video testimonial of Geraldine and the part YOU played!  

Geraldine tells us in her video how Ruth contracted the Ebola virus through a patient and came home with the virus. She explains how 4 family members, including her, additionally became infected with Ebola. She was the only one who survived. 

Geraldine specifically in the video expresses her gratitude to YOUGlobalGiving donors, for your support through this crisis.  Your support enabled us to provide Geraldine and her family with food and moral support during this trying time.

In spite of her pain, Geraldine is grateful to God for surviving Ebola and being a testimony to others.

Watch Geraldine's video testimony and special thanks to GlobalGiving

Included in this report are also photos of a special lunch we organized on October 15 to provide counseling to Geraldine and her siblings - Sahr, Dorcas and Emmanuel.  We continue to provide counselling and full support as they go through a process of healing and develop a future vision.

This family is just one of hundreds of families that have unfortunately lost family members and become Ebola-orphans.  Thanks to your support we are helping to bring restoration and healing.  We welcome your on-going support as we continue to support this family and also assist other orphans. 

family celebrates with Geradline
family celebrates with Geradline
family takes notes and makes individual vision
family takes notes and makes individual vision
Joshua with ebola-orphaned family
Joshua with ebola-orphaned family

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Oct 27, 2014

Microfinance Business Training - Participants Share Lessons Learned

participants
participants

We are delighted to share with you a video from a previous training session.  

In this video, participants at a Develop Africa Business and Microfinance Training session share what they have learned from the training. They discuss pitfalls, previous mistakes made and ways in which they can improve their business - through disciplined spending and better cash management.

The business training component is a key part of the support you help to provide.  Our goal is to ensure that the businesses receive the best support enabling them to be successful.

The review and peer discussion session that you can see breifly in the video provides a great additional component - helping to ensure that the principles and best practices are both understood and personally applied.

Your support makes these training and review sessions possible as we endeavor to fully empower small businesses to succeed.  We deeply appreciate your support.

participants had a lively, illuminating discussion
participants had a lively, illuminating discussion
lessons learned shared from personal perspectives
lessons learned shared from personal perspectives
participants benefited from peer discussions
participants benefited from peer discussions

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Oct 17, 2014

Kids Are Excited To Attend Classes in a New School

New School Building
New School Building

Thanks to your generous support, we spent the last three months building our new school classrooms. Activities were focused on buying building materials - molding blocks and concrete - to get the classrooms ready for the next academic year scheduled for September 2014.

An excited group of kids arrived early on the 15th of September, the first day of school re-opening, and shouted “Wow” as they couldn’t imagine that they had a new building. Thanks in part to your support and the support of other organizations like EducAIDed Netherlands, Develop Africa and CAPEC, the students has modern, spacious and well ventilated classrooms.

The new classrooms enabled an additional 50 kids to attend school along with the 300 kids we had last year, bringing the total to 350 accommodated students. We look forward to adding a library and additional classroom to meet the demands of the new school.

Studies are going well so far, though we are just a month into the school year. Kids are keeping up with their lessons. In the next two weeks, class 5 and 6 pupils will visit Brasseries du Cameroon to see and learn how juice/soft drinks are manufactured by a brewery.

We sincerely thank you for your contributions. We need your materials, moral and financial support to forge ahead. With your help, we can positively change the lives of children in Cameroon.

More Happy Students
More Happy Students
Excited Kids
Excited Kids

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