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Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance
Empower Small Businesses Through Microfinance

Dear Project Supporters,

The Coronavirus AKA COVID-19 continues to disrupt lives and businesses globally.   The businesses in Sierra Leone are no exception.  A microfinance loan was given to Josie, a local tailor, to help purchase supplies to sew masks to stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus from person to person.  Josie sent this video of appreciation for the microfinance loan he received.  In the video he said-

Thank you Develop Africa and all the donors who supported me.  God bless you. Thank you.

With the COVID-19 pandemic taking the focus of all of our attention, your ongoing support will continue to support local tailors like Josie and other small businesses in Freetown. 

We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way to give individuals a hand up in their businesses. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.


With great appreciation,
Amy &The Develop Africa Team

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Josie
Josie

Dear Project Supporters,

The Coronavirus AKA COVID-19 is disrupting lives and businesses globally.   The businesses in Sierra Leone are no exception.

With COVID-19 pandemic taking the focus of all of our attention, your ongoing support is currently supporting local tailors like Josie, pictured here, with the funds needed to purchase all the materials needed to sew face masks. Protective masks stop the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus from person to person.

Microfinance loans will continue to help individuals become self-sufficient and provide a better life for their families. Microfinance loans will help support businesses adjust to the needs of the community, such as tailors making face masks and sellers adding items such as soap to their items for sale.  

Together we will win.


We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way to give individuals a hand up in their businesses. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.


With great appreciation,
Amy &The Develop Africa Team

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Olivette with her son, Hazel
Olivette with her son, Hazel

Dear Project Supporters, 

Your generous support is empowering small businesswomen, like Olivette, in Sierra Leone with interest-free microfinance loans. Olivette tells us in her own words how much the support she’s received has meant to her and her family and how it changed her story.

In the video she says-

 

My name is Olivette. I am a beneficiary of the microfinance program of Develop Africa, and I also have two children with the sponsorship program and they are Timothy and Hazel. Timothy, he is presently doing a diploma program in college and Hazel has just completed the high school program. They both got into the program from primary school or what we call the junior school and they went through until they completed their secondary or high school education. Develop Africa has been of tremendous help to my family. They came in at a time when I had nowhere to turn to. Things we are very very difficult for me, I was a single parent and the father had just left, I had four kids to care for all alone, I was not working there was nothing going for me and so I was put on the micro-finance program and the essence of the microfinance program was to engage in some business that'll provide food for the family food and lunch for the children to ensure their continuity in school so that food and funds will not be a determent for their continuity in school. The program also provided finances for us every school year enough finances of fees that will see them through we were also given school materials like books, pens pencils, erasers, markers and various other items like solar light, bags and several other things. we also got mosquito net for them to use at nights and there were other provisions like the computer class they were able to attend computer school they were able to learn computer which is really what is needed today in today's world, And so they benefited a lot. Meanwhile, the microcredit helped me do some business, a buying and selling business, which I was able to do and then get funds, out of it I was able to give them lunch and provide feeding for them on a daily basis. Like I said, I had no job at hand and so this was basically what I was doing to get the family up and about. I'm very grateful to Develop Africa. I thank you very much for all the support you have given me. I praise God, I am grateful to God, I ask that God will bless you abundantly. I Want to thank all the sponsors all those who have put their resources together to ensure that our children and we ourselves able to benefit from this program. I ask that God will bless you, I ask that God will prosper you and I pray that God will provide in abundantly for you so that you continue to make put a smile on the faces of families because in essence what you have done is to transform our lives to change our story, to give us a brighter destiny. So thank you very much. May God bless Develop Africa May God bless the sponsors, may God bless our directors and all those who are helping and I want to say to those of you who are not sure whether you want to sponsor you would not understand, you will be changing the lives of many kids. You will be changing the story of many kids would have otherwise been dropped out. So do not vacillate, do not sit on the fence, please come on board and help the kids. May God bless you abundantly, may God continue to provide for you. I want you to know that my story is very much different from what it would have been, I thank you very much. God bless you!

 

You are helping individuals like Olivette become self-sufficient and provide a better life for their families.   We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way to give individuals a hand up in their businesses. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org. 

 

With great appreciation,

Amy &The Develop Africa Team

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Mariatu is thankful for the Microfinance Loan
Mariatu is thankful for the Microfinance Loan

Dear Project Supporters,

We greatly appreciate your generous support that is empowering small businesses in Sierra Leone with interest-free microfinance loans. These microfinance or microcredit loans give individuals a helping hand to start their businesses or to help them grow their existing businesses. This helps parents set up small businesses that will empower them to take care of the basic needs of their homes and children.

Mariatu & Isatu were the two beneficiaries that recently received microfinance loans. The interest-free microfinance loan they received will help these mothers engage in small businesses that will provide food, lunch and other needs of their kids to ensure their continuity in school.  Isatu and Mariatu are both very thankful for the microfinance loans they received and promised to put the monies received into good use.

You are helping individuals like Isatu and Mariatu become self-sufficient and provide a better life for their families.   We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way to give individuals a hand up in their businesses.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy &The Develop Africa Team

Isatu is thankful for the microfinance loan
Isatu is thankful for the microfinance loan

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Sahr with Sylvester and the art supplies donated
Sahr with Sylvester and the art supplies donated

Dear Project Supporters, 

Your generous support is greatly appreciated as small businesses continue to receive microfinance loans to help start or grow their businesses.   During his June 2019 visit to Sierra Leone, Sylvester had the opportunity to meet with Sahr, a talented artist in Sierra Leone.  Sylvester provided Sahr with a range of art supplies as shown in the photo.  Sahr is very thankful for the support he has received as he expresses in this video.

My name is Sahr. I just want to say thanks for all of these materials. I'm really, really grateful for everything. May God continue to bless you, and please don't forget to continue to support; there are so many talents out here in Sierra Leone that want to do more quality artwork that do not have the right materials so I really appreciate if you continue to help. Thank you very much. God bless!

Sylvester also had the opportunity to meet three other artists - who will also be using/sharing the art supplies. The artists asked for support to help launch an art gallery. The art market is relatively undeveloped in Sierra Leone.  There is no Art school in Sierra Leone. Artists receive little to no encouragement to pursue a career in Art. Consequently, many talented artists end up abandoning their creative talent - due to a lack of support.

We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here to provide a microfinance loan through which Sahr will be able to start a small Art gallery. The Art gallery will act as a resource and hub for other budding artists in Sierra Leone. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way to give Sahr and other small businesses a hand up.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy &The Develop Africa Team

Sylvester with the artists
Sylvester with the artists

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Develop Africa, Inc.

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Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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