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
Seray and her children survive through Microfinance proceeds
Seray and her children survive through Microfinance proceeds

“A heart-warming experience that left me feeling influential!” There is no better way to summarize the way I felt during my recent trip to Sierra Leone in May. I had the opportunity to meet and visit the beneficiaries of our Microfinance program.

Fatmata Katta, one of the female beneficiaries said to me: “I am grateful to you for bringing this program because if you did not come to help us, some of us would have simply been selling without strategy.” The training provided at the start of the program has helped her to better plan and also act as a distributor, expanding her business.

As I visited the beneficiaries, made suggestions and offered business advice, I realized that our joint efforts together were making a significant difference in their individual lives and businesses. The results and difference were undeniable. Through our efforts, we are definitely changing their lives and helping them to become self-sufficient. It was a humbling moment and I felt so influential.

As you read this report, I hope you will feel “influential” too – because you have truly helped turn their lives around. I hope this thought will make my day – as it did mine!

Thanks donors for your on-going support! We all realize the value of being self sufficient and financial independence. By providing business training and microfinance, we have together helped establish a proven path to their self-sufficiency.

Additional details about, pictures and a full report on my field trip are available from the Site Visit Report link below.

We would appreciate your feedback and hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us at any time.

Your continued support is also appreciated. Please consider making an additional donation today or signing up for recurring donations. This would help us impact many more lives. Always remember – “you are influential!”

Peter sells vehicle and cooking accessories
Peter sells vehicle and cooking accessories
Sylvester visiting with Fatmata, one of our beneficiaries
Sylvester visiting with Fatmata, one of our beneficiaries

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The United Nations in this newspaper article talks about the need for Microfinance. This directly confirms the need for this project in Sieraa Leone.

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Director General of the United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Dr. Kandeh K. Yumkella has called for micro finance investment for youth in the Mano River Union (MRU) countries, especially Sierra Leone. He made this pronouncement on Thursday 8th January 2009 at a press briefing held in the Conference Room of the Ministry of Information and Communication, Youyi Building in Freetown.

"For Sierra Leone to develop, it needs a lot of investment," he stated..."

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Develop Africa, Inc.

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