Help a Starving Artist Launch An Art Gallery

A microproject by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified

Summary

Sahr is a very talented artist - a painter in Sierra Leone who is struggling to cover the cost of painting supplies. He also wants to start an Art gallery - where he and other "starving artists" can learn from each other and showcase their paintings. He has not received any formal Art training and comes from a disadvantaged family with no resources to help him take his talent "to the next level". This project will help provide a microfinance loan so he can grow his Art business.

$7,500
total goal
$7,441
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
1
month

Challenge

Sahr is a budding painter with exceptional talent. He improvises with rudimentary supplies and works on paintings from his home. Unfortunately, he does not have the resources to further grow his art business. There is no Art school in Sierra Leone. Artists receive little to no encouragement to pursue a career in Art. Consequently, many talented artists like Sahr end up abandoning their creative talent - due to a lack of support.

Solution

Funds from this project will provide a microfinance loan through which Sahr will be able to obtain Art supplies and also start a small Art gallery. Access to better Art supplies will result in higher quality paintings. This will formally launch his business. The Art gallery will act as a resource and hub for other budding artists in Sierra Leone. This will provide an open door of opportunity for "starving artists" to improve themselves further and grow their businesses.

Long-Term Impact

Sahr will be able to grow his business and fulfill his dream of starting an Art gallery. This will additionally help other artists to showcase their artwork and grow their businesses.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org/​sponsor_microfinance_freetown

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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