Provide a Rural African Village Library with Books

$340 $2,160
Raised Remaining


By stocking a small community library in the Sahel with books, you can provide 4,000 adults and 2,000 children with access to educational resources that will enable them to expand their education.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Belehede is a small village on the edge of the Sahel with limited access to educational resources. Situated 25 miles from the closest town where one can purchase a newspaper or books, most villagers don't have access to reading materials. Even the local school lacks sufficient textbooks for the village's students. The community has donated and refurbished a building near the school to create a small library, but they need help to purchase enough books for this valuable resource center.

How will this project solve this problem?

By providing Belehede with funds to locally purchase textbooks, novels and reference materials, this project will enable the village to establish a well-stocked community library, giving 6,000 villagers access to books and other resources.

Potential Long Term Impact

The community library will enable citizens of Belehede and surrounding villages to continue and enhance their education beyond the primary school level. It will be the only place where many people will have access to books and educational resources.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $340

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $340 .  The original project funding goal was $2,500.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Krystle Austin

San Jose, CA United States

Where is this project located?

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