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Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone
Empowering Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone

Summary

Hundred of lives were lost during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. The extended families of the destitute orphans have not been able to care for them financially. We are providing support to these orphans monthly - including food, clothing, school-related expenses, and psycho-social support/counseling. The kids are encouraged to dream again and taught that they can be and do anything. This support is giving them a brighter future, ensuring they do not end up in undesirable lifestyles.

$30,000
total goal
$1,715
remaining
293
donors
5
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
5
years

Challenge

Many children orphaned as a result of the 2014-2015 Ebola Crisis in West Africa are struggling to survive and continue their education. Due to poverty, their extended families have not been able to absorb them and care for them. Abandoned and destitute, they are at risk of falling by the wayside or dropping out of school. This would result in a tragic loss of potential.

Solution

We are ensuring a brighter future for these orphans - by taking care of their needs with a focus on education. They are encouraged to dream again and taught that they can be and do anything. Your support includes food, clothing, school-related expenses, and psycho-social support/counseling. Essentially we are their extended families. We ensure that their needs are met and that they advance educationally. We ensure that they grow steadily towards independence and self-sufficiency.

Long-Term Impact

This project offers tremendous benefits in terms of being able to help deserving orphans grow and mature into model adults that will impact their communities and nation - and even the world. These children will have the opportunity to use their education to be change agents in their communities. Young leaders who found the value of their own dreams will pass that hope along to future generations, uplifting their community.

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Ebola Orphan Report

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
$28,285 raised of $30,000 goal
 
580 donations
$1,715 to go
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