Relief and Poverty Alleviation Through Key Gifts

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Lives we have touched
Lives we have touched

Dear Project Supporters

We are deeply grateful for your support since this project launched. This has enabled us to provide relief support to hundreds of beneficiaries.  This includes solar lights, emergency funds for food, mattresses for kids that were sleeping on the floor, medical assistance, slippers to protect the feet of kids, vitamins, a party for deserving kids etc.

Thanks to your support hundreds of lives have been touched and enriched.  We are so very deeply grateful for your kind assistance.

Your support has provided assistance that will last for years.  For instance, funds received this year have been used to provide a solar light for Alfred.  He will be able to use this light for 2 to 5 years.

Going forward, we have decided to phase out or deactivate this project. This will allow us to focus on other areas of intervention.  Please note that we will continue to provide assistance like solar lights, uniforms, food assistance etc. through our other projects such as our  Educate The Next Generation of Leaders Project.  We welcome your on-going support through this project.

Should you have any questions or suggestion, please feel free to contact us at any time

Best wishes

The Develop Africa


Solar light brings a smile
Solar light brings a smile

Dear project supporters,

Since the last report, this project has raised $25.00.  We used these funds to provide a solar light for Alfred.  Alfred (pictured) happy shows us his new solar light. He is using this solar light to read and study at night. This light makes a huge difference - helping Alfred to safely study at night.

Your support means a lot to him - literally providing the light he needs to read at night and advance his education.  This is making a huge difference - in the prevailing circumstances where light supply from the grid is unreliable.

Thanks for making Alfred's world brighter!  We are together making this world a brighter place one life at a time.

With gratitude

The Develop Africa Team 

Dear Project Supporters

Did you know that over 300 million children worldwide are without shoes?  Yes - foot wear is still needed globally and in Sierra Leone.  

Walking barefooted puts the feet of children at critical risk of serious sicknesses from parasites, such as hookworms and threadworms.  Their unprotected feet are additionally exposed to puncture wounds, scrapes, cuts and burns. These surface injuries are often inadequately treated, resulting in dangerous infections.

Together we were recently able to provide slippers for kids in the Door of Hope community.  This brought a big relief to members in the community.

Thanks to YOUR support, these precious children are now able to walk safe.  No more dangerous exposure to parasites and wounds.  The kids are now walking safe - proudly, happily and comfortably.  It's one less concern for the parents.

You earned one more victory.  You again helped to make the world a better place!  Thank YOU for helping to make this possible.

Best wishes

The Develop Africa Team

Simbo - with growth on his shoulder
Simbo - with growth on his shoulder

Simbo is a volunteer at Door of Hope Wellington, where he frequently assists with Develop Africa activities.  He has been involved in activities since 2011. He was for instance involved in our recent “Stop The Spread” Ebola Sensitization campaign.  He helps in the area of teaching at the After School Lesson Program and other needed activities.

Simbo is married and has 2 children. He loves to play soccer. About 7 months ago, he noticed a growth on his shoulder. He went for an operation and the growth was removed. 3 months after the surgery the growth returned. Now the situation looks worse. He has no money to undergo another operation this time around. 

Due to this growth, Simbo is in pain. He has not been active as before. He now has sleepless nights. 

Thanks to your support, we have provided the money that he needs for the surgery.  Surgery has been scheduled to take place in 2 weeks. From funds that you helped provide, he has been able to purchase some prescribed medication.  Thankfully, this has brought him some relief.

Simbo and his wife send their thanks and appreciation for the timely assistance that we together have provided.  We eagerly anticipate that this scheduled surgery will bring full resolution to this problem.

Thanks so much for your support that made this rescue and intervention possible.

Pregnant woman enjoying a healthy meal
Pregnant woman enjoying a healthy meal

One of the adverse effects of the current epidemic in Sierra Leone is the higher cost of living. Families that depend on goods coming from the provinces for their livelihood are finding it very difficult to survive. Prices have increased dramatically and business has slowed down considerably.  

As the BBC reports: 

"The economy has been deflated by 30% because of Ebola," Sierra Leone's Agriculture Minister Joseph Sam Sesay told the BBC.

He said President Ernest Bai Koroma revealed this staggering and depressing news to ministers at a special cabinet meeting. "The agricultural sector is the most impacted in terms of Ebola because the majority of the people of Sierra Leone - about 66% - are farmers," he said. ...

"We are now coming into the planting season which means a lot of agriculture is not happening, so down the line that will create food shortages and pressures on food prices. We are starting to see a rise in inflation and pressure on the national currency as well as a shortage of foreign exchange," he said.

The Good News: We are together helping to address this situation by providing healthy meals and emergency assistance to people in dire straits.  By meeting their immediate short-term needs, they are better able to focus on getting their lives back on track.  There is truly nothing quite like a healthy, warm meal for people who are struggling to survive.

Thank so much for your support as we provide the needed food to keep people healthy and their spirits up.  Together we are bringing real hope!. 

youth enjoying a meal
youth enjoying a meal



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Develop Africa, Inc.

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

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