Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment
Vocational Training & Microfinance Empowerment

Your generous support is continuing to help provide microfinance loans, which helps small businesses like Mariatu's. The goal of interest-free microfinance loans is to provide parents/guardians with the ability to support their families.  Joseph, from the Develop Africa Sierra Leone team, went to visit Mariatu at her business.   

In this video, Joseph & Mariatu talk about her microfinance loan and her appreciation for the support.

Hi, my name is Joseph and I work with Develop Africa. Today I am with Mariatu, she happens to be one of the beneficiaries of the interest-free microfinance program.  The essence of this program is to provide interest-free loans to parents whose kids are part of the sponsorship program so that the parents can be able to start small businesses to provide lunch and other necessities for their kids. 

Mariatu sells fries/snacks and candies at a primary school in her community. Through her business, she can support her kids, and two of her kids are part of the sponsorship program.

Good morning, my name is Mariatu. Thank you all for the microfinance through Develop Africa, with the microfinance support, I was able to start my own business and can now provide for my kids.

Thank you all for you do for us in Sierra Leone. May God bless you. Thank you. Thank you guys!

 

Your support is helping individuals like Mariatu, provide a better life for their families. If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, 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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I support small businesses in Sierra Leone so families are self-sufficient.  Learn how can make a difference too at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/sponsor-microfinance-empower-small-businesses/

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Your generous support is continuing to help provide microfinance loans, which helps small businesses like Olivette's who is a single mom. The goal of microfinance loans is to provide parents/guardians with the ability to support their families.  Olivette sent a video of appreciation saying- 

Hello! My name is Olivette. I thank God for Develop Africa, especially the microfinance loans.  As a result of this microfinance loan, I’ve been able to take good care of my family which was formally a challenge. This helped me provide for their education, lunch, transportation, basic medical needs, and some other things. 

I want to thank all those who have been contributing to this organization to ensure that we have microfinance loans. The microfinance loan has indeed been a source of blessing to us.

Do not be discouraged because we want to assure you that you are taking care of the needs of families.
God bless you!

Your support is helping individuals like Olivette, provide a better life for their families. If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, 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

Olivette's shop
Olivette's shop

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Adama at work
Adama at work

Your generous support is continuing to help provide microfinance loans, which helps small businesses like Adama's. The goal of the microfinance loans is to provide parents/guardians with the ability to support their families.  Your support has helped Adama, who is raising her granddaughter, Mabinty.   Adama stated that the business has been doing well and that she uses the profits to provide lunch for her granddaughter and to provide food and other household expenses for her family.

Your support is helping individuals like Adama become self-sufficient and provide a better life for their families. If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, 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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Fatmata with her clothes and toiletries for sale
Fatmata with her clothes and toiletries for sale

Dear Project Supporters,

Your generous support is continuing to help provide microfinance loans, which helps small businesses like Fatmata's, which sells toiletries. The goal of microfinance loans is to provide parents/guardians with the ability to support their families.  Your support has helped her purchase extra merchandise including clothing and additional toiletries to sell to better support her family.  

Fatmata expressed her deep gratitude for the microfinance loan stating that with the business, she is sure to meet the basic needs of her family.

Your support is helping individuals like Fatmata become self-sufficient and provide a better life for their families. If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, 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

PS. If you sign up for a new recurring donation from Dec 13-17th, GlobalGiving will match your first donation at 200% after 4 monthly donations.

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Sahr with his new supplies
Sahr with his new supplies

Dear Project Supporters,

Thanks in part to your support, Sahr, a talented artist in Freetown received quality paint and paintbrushes.   Sahr is full of potential and loves to paint on canvas, however, good quality paint and paintbrushes are scarce to non-existent for purchase in Sierra Leone.

Sahr was delighted to receive the paint and paintbrushes. The photo below shows the canvas painting that he is working on using the paint and brushes that you helped provide. In this video, he sends a word of appreciation to you.

 Thank you Develop Africa for providing these art supplies. I am really grateful and it really works well. Thank you so much - really grateful!

If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, 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, like Sahr, 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

A sample of Sahr's artwork
A sample of Sahr's artwork

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