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Change a Child's Life by Becoming a Sponsor
 
Join Develop Africa and individuals all over the world as we bring love, hope, compassion and justice to the deserving children in Africa. Sponsors play an integral part of our program of helping children. As a child sponsor, you can help these children experience the fullness of life and potential that they have and help save a child from a life of poverty!
 
 
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No End in sight for EBOLA Outbreak  

There is no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the head of the World Health Organization.

"No one is talking about an early end to the outbreak," writes Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, in today's New England Journal of Medicine. She says the outbreak is likely to last "many more months."

Chan blames the size and severity of the outbreak - which has killed 1,350 people - on poverty. At least 2,473 people have been diagnosed with the virus.  Read more...

 

 
Donate School Supplies
Consider buying an extra set of supplies and donating it to a child in need in Africa.  Read more...

 

send a child to school 
 
Needed Items:
  • Backpack and other book bags

  • Calculators

  • Spiral bound, composition and other notebooks

  • Filler paper

  • Binders

  • Colored pencils, crayons and markers

  • Ruler with English and metric measurements

  • Colored pens

  • Erasers

  • Pencil box

  • Glue sticks

  • Graph paper

  • Pens and pencils

  • Pencil sharpeners (individual and classroom)

  • Pocket dictionaries

  • Pencil cases

  • Reams or boxes of paper

Tired of hearing the bad news about Ebola? Here is some good news
  • We conducted an awareness campaign in the Wellington suburb of Freetown. The team shared information on preventive steps that community members could take to keep themselves safe from infection. 
     

     

  • We distributed health / cleansing items - soap to 238 adults, youths and children. 98 bottles of Dettol disinfectant to family heads / heads of households. 
     
     See more photos

     

  • We air shipped by DHL on Tuesday August 19th a large box stuffed full with personal Protective Equipment - for Ministry of Health and Sanitation health workers in Sierra Leone. Thanks GlobalGiving donors for making this possible! 
    See more photos 
 
  • The box arrived in Freetown on Monday this week.  We hope to provide photos and a video in the next week or so.
 
"Small things become great when done with love"-Mother Theresa  
 
 

 Support Develop Africa with Sungevity  

Join us in the Rooftop Revolution and take action to fight climate change.  By going solar you have the potential to win triple benefits for you, the environment, and for Develop Africa.   
 

Did you know that in 2013, a new home went solar every 4 minutes?   You could be the next to power your home with sunshine.  Going solar is much easier than you think.  We have partnered with innovative solar company, Sungevity, to reduce our own carbon footprint and raise funds for the vital work that Develop Africa is doing. The best part is, when you go solar, Sungevity will award you a personal $750 credit towards your system and Develop Africa will receive a $750 donation on your behalf.

 

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Microfinance Funds Provide a Sewing Machine and Further Skill Development               
               

In the video below, Josie, expresses his appreciation for the provision of a sewing machine (pictured). Josie is currently in year 2 of a tailoring school. 
 

With this new sewing machine Josie is able to spend more hours practicing and developing his tailoring skills. The sewing machine is already being put to great use and Josie has started developing a clientele.  The machine is helping him earn an additional income and take care of himself - so that he is not dependent on other people. Read more...  

Microfinance Funds Provide a Sewing Machine and Further Skill Development
Microfinance Funds Provide a Sewing Machine and Further Skill Development
 
With deep gratitude for your support and partnership, 
Sylvester and the Develop Africa team