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.
Feb 25, 2014

You are an Unsung Hero and We Celebrate You!

Underprivileged Runners Training Hard at Kericho
Underprivileged Runners Training Hard at Kericho

Running is liberating and exhilarating. While it's fabulous to run, it's also great to watch runners as they seemingly effortlessly, run laps around a field. It's fun to see someone win and we all love to cheer our favorite person to victory. The challenge of competition thrills us - independent of our background. This is why we all enjoy watching sports and games at all levels.

The participants in competitions like the recently completed Olympics Games at Sochi are true heroes. They train hard for years - for an opportunity to celebrate victory. We congratulate and celebrate all true heroes and the medal winners at Sochi Olympics.

As we celebrate the winners at these Olympics, we also celebrate the people who stood behind them and helped them get to where they are today. There is no way that they could be there without the support of people behind them. We all realize that "no man is an island" and that the medal winners owe a lot to their diverse supporters. The support that they receive from families and friends is invaluable. These people are heroes, unsung heroes.

Do you know who else is a true, unsung hero? YOU ARE!  You are a hero because you have supported and continue to support our budding athletes.   Our runners in training depend on truly value your support.

You can see a brief clip some of our runners-in-training in Kericho here.

THANK YOU for support that is a valuable lifeline and encouragement to them. Your support has helped us provide the vital training resources that they need. Three athletes were recently able to get running shoes courtesy of your financial support. We could not have done this without your support.

With your continual support these young runners’ lives will not only change but those of their families as well. Their desire is to be able to get a residential facility where they can get better training and better supervision from qualified coaches.

We would love to provide running shoes for up to 20 more of our runners-in-training. Can you help us do this by making a donation of $25 today!  Thanks so much for your support. You are a true hero!

Thanks HERO!  We celebrate YOU today!


Feb 21, 2014

We Helped Launch a Rice Retail Business

Hawa starts a rice business
Hawa starts a rice business

Good news - we together have once again helped to change the course of life of one more person.  A months or so ago, we got to hear of the desperate situation that Hawa was in.  Thankfully, we were able to help turn her life around and bring new hope 

Hawa is a mother of three children but lost her husband five years ago. She lives in a single bedroom zinc house with no running water and electricity. The floor in her room is not pave and this has been a source of sickness for her children. She is the sole provider of the home. She does domestic work like laundry and cooking for people in the community. Whatever she earns from people she uses it to raise her children. The present hardship in Sierra Leone is making things difficult for Hawa and her children. Domestic jobs are scarcely available now.

Hawa wanted to start a rice business - buying rice in a large bag and then retailing this by cup.  This practice is common in Sierra Leone.  

From the funds that YOU donated, we provided her with a bag of rice and a big bowl to help launch her business.  You can see this in the attached photo.

Thanks to your support, Hawa is now a happy woman.  Joshua, our local Coordinator, reports that she is no longer idle. She is now productive - selling rice to help take care of her children She was so grateful for the support you have provided - bringing an income stream and support to her family. 

Its heart warming to be in a position to bring hope - and help to change the world one person at a time.  We are truly grateful for your support that made this possible.

Let's take this to the next level: Hawa would love to expand her business and we would like to help her with additional seed money that will help her provide / sell complimentary condiments.  There is a definite demand for this in her community and your support can make this possible.  Could you make a donation of $25 or more today towards this?  This would further help Hawa raise her family and eradicate poverty. 

Let's together make poverty a thing of the past in Hawa's life - make your donation today!  Thanks for your support.

Jan 23, 2014

Image-Shaping The Next Generation

Children eating at party
Children eating at party

We started off the year with a bang:  Instead of a Christmas party, this year we held a New Year's Party for the children at at the Upper Mellon Street, Upper Beccle Street and Upper Philip Street in the Wellington community. This party provided the children with a balanced meal - which they normally don't eat in their homes - due to the low income earned by their parents. The children were treated with dignity.  Each child received a bottled drink - considered a special treat.

The party also gave the children the opportunity to socialize in an atmosphere of peace and friendship. The atmosphere was one of peace and respect for each other. This occasion gave each kid the opportunity to relate well with one another. The children were taught that no matter their religion or ethnicity, they are all one family. This was expressed additionally by sharing food and dancing together.

The party further helped the children demonstrate their social and academic talents through dancing, reading and giving short speeches. Boldness to demonstrate talent is a key to success. This program provided the platform for such demonstration. 

Because of your support we were able to host this image-shaping party. What an investment in these precious children!  Thank you for helping to make this party possible!   

Events like these contribute to the shaping of the minds of these future leaders - helping them realize that they are special and valuable.  We would not have been able to do this without your support!

We hope you realize that you are very special to us and that the kids appreciate you!  Thank you and thank you and thank you!

Party time!
Party time!
Having fun!
Having fun!
Let's dance
Thank you donors!
Thank you donors!

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