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

Project Report | Dec 21, 2015
7 Months and Counting Because of YOU!

By Sylvester Renner | Project Leader

2 dream home kids with new outfits
2 dream home kids with new outfits

Dear Project Supporters,

Since our last report, the Dream Home passed the 7 months old milestone.  

Wow - the Dream Home has now been open for 7 months.  This would NOT have been possible without your support - as taking care of orphans requires on-going support.  A very special "thank you" to each and every one of you who have helped us care for these special, deserving kids.  Your suggestions and support have been most encouraging.

Because of your support, we have together now been taking care of 22 kids in the Dream Home for over 7 months. All 22 children are going to school - save one who is only 2 years old. The kids have been involved in a variety of activities / games. They are really working hard to make good grades in school. We are very proud of Geraldine who took 3rd position in her class. Schools just closed for the semester and they are enjoying a brief break.

According to the Evening Standard, "After hearing the stories of some 2,000 girls in Sierra Leone, the feedback is that without any means of support, they have no choice but to sell their bodies.” ~ Orphaned by ebola and starving, these young girls were forced to have sex just to eat.

Thanks to YOU - your kids at the Dream Home are not having to deal with this.  Your support is making a HUGE difference.

This holiday season is a time where families and friends gather together and spend time with each other.  At the Dream Home, we are planning to celebrate the season (as is customary in Sierra Leone) by holding a Christmas party for the kids.  We are planning to make this season special for them.  We want this to be a time of JOY for them. We do not want this to be a time of regret - where they miss their families.

Could you please join us in making Christmas special for your kids at the Dream Home? Now is an ideal time to make a gift towards the Dream Home as your donations towards this project will be matched at 100% - but only for a limited time. The matching campaign will be closing when funds run out or on December 31st (in under 2 weeks), whichever comes first.  

Thanks for being part of the Dream Home family!  We wish you a joy-filled season with your family and friends.

Warmest Regards,

Develop Africa team

Kids outside Dream Home in uniform
Kids outside Dream Home in uniform
Dream Home boy plays with soccer ball
Dream Home boy plays with soccer ball
One of boys outside Dream Home
One of boys outside Dream Home
Dream Home kids take part in school program
Dream Home kids take part in school program

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City , Tennessee United States

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