Relief and Poverty Alleviation Through Key Gifts

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Sep 20, 2013

Sleep is Now Sweet - The Priceless Gift of a Good Night's Rest

Foday and Daniel
Foday and Daniel

What's the value of a good night's sleep?  It's priceless!  

Sleep as we know is essential for productivity and growth.  It recharges and renews us daily.  Not getting enough sleep is no fun - and the sleep industry is an industry worth billions of dollars.

For many children in Africa, the lack of adequate sleep is a different story.  It's simply a function of not having a comfortable bed to lie on.  Not medication, temperature or firmness.  Just no mattress.  Period.

Foday and Daniel in Freetown were in this situation - previously sleeping on a mat - on the cold floor.  Their parents could not afford to provide them with a mattress or a bed.  Sleeping on the mat was no fun and most nights they did not sleep too well.  This had an adverse effect on their schooling - as they would be tired at school - due to not having had a restful night.  At school, they were not focusing or paying attention as they should.  This is one of our concerns as we optimize the learning of children.

As this website states "
Getting enough sleep is important for people of any age, but it's especially crucial for children if they are going to perform well in school".

Then YOU intervened.  Through your donations we were able to provide a mattress.  They were delighted to hear that we had provided a quality mattress for them - pictured. The sign that they hold reads - "Sleep is now sweet - thank you"

Through a new mattress - we have provided the priceless gift of sweet sleep.  Simple by so very effective!

Thank YOU for helping to provide this mattress!

The simple things in life - like sleep - are truly priceless.

Foday and Daniel are already reaping the benefits such as better focus and increased learning at school.  We anticipate that this will continue to positively impact their education.

Thank you for helping to make a simple but transforming difference!  

We welcome your on-going support as there are hundreds of other kids sleeping on floor mats. Your donation of $25 or more today will help us continue to provide more mattresses.  Thanks for your support. 

Foday and Daniel with new mattress
Foday and Daniel with new mattress
Relaxing on new mattress
Relaxing on new mattress



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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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