Sponsor Microfinance: Empower Small Businesses

Jul 7, 2009

You are Influential!

Seray and her children survive through Microfinance proceeds
Seray and her children survive through Microfinance proceeds

“A heart-warming experience that left me feeling influential!” There is no better way to summarize the way I felt during my recent trip to Sierra Leone in May. I had the opportunity to meet and visit the beneficiaries of our Microfinance program.

Fatmata Katta, one of the female beneficiaries said to me: “I am grateful to you for bringing this program because if you did not come to help us, some of us would have simply been selling without strategy.” The training provided at the start of the program has helped her to better plan and also act as a distributor, expanding her business.

As I visited the beneficiaries, made suggestions and offered business advice, I realized that our joint efforts together were making a significant difference in their individual lives and businesses. The results and difference were undeniable. Through our efforts, we are definitely changing their lives and helping them to become self-sufficient. It was a humbling moment and I felt so influential.

As you read this report, I hope you will feel “influential” too – because you have truly helped turn their lives around. I hope this thought will make my day – as it did mine!

Thanks donors for your on-going support! We all realize the value of being self sufficient and financial independence. By providing business training and microfinance, we have together helped establish a proven path to their self-sufficiency.

Additional details about, pictures and a full report on my field trip are available from the Site Visit Report link below.

We would appreciate your feedback and hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Your continued support is also appreciated. Please consider making an additional donation today or signing up for recurring donations. This would help us impact many more lives. Always remember – “you are influential!”

Peter sells vehicle and cooking accessories
Peter sells vehicle and cooking accessories
Sylvester visiting with Fatmata, one of our beneficiaries
Sylvester visiting with Fatmata, one of our beneficiaries



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Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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