Sierra Leone

Dream Home Kids Have New Clothes

Thanks to your donations we were able to provide a couple of the Dream Home girls with new, custom-tailored outfits.  The girls that received an outfit were each very thankful to you.   Kids grow as part of a natural process. The consequence of this is that they need an ongoing supply of new clothes and shoes - to fit their growing bodies.  Dorcas and Esther show their new dresses in the photos below. If you have (or had) children (or younger siblings), you are aware of how quickly they outgrow outfits and shoes. Clothing and shoes are an ongoing need and we deeply appreciate your continued support as these children grow into healthy adults.  You can support the Dream Home children by clicking here. 
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Thanks for Helping to Provide a New Sewing Machine

Thanks to your support we were able to purchase a new sewing machine for the Tailoring School. Our tailoring program has taught over 150 individuals. The classes have grown large enough that there are no longer adequate machines for the tailoring trainees to use.  More machines are still needed, but the tailoring students are delighted with the new machine.   Access to this new sewing machine is allowing more students to master their tailoring skills and earning potential for future income-generating opportunities. We welcome your ongoing support for the tailoring school and other vocational training. You can make a lasting difference for many individuals and their families by giving the tools they need to succeed.
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Morlai's Sponsor is Making a Difference

This Child Sponsorship Update gives you a look into the relationship / communication between children and their sponsors.   This is actual communication exchanged between a child to his sponsor. In Morlai's letter to his sponsor he says:  "Hope all is good with you. I have not heard from you for some time now.  Everything is going on quite well here.  I am working very hard now, because I want to acheive my goal of having a higher percentage in my upcoming promotional examination.  How are things there? I hope you are not having a hard time.  Praying that God will always show up whenever you need him.  Deepest in my Heart, Morlai" Morlai's sponsor is making a difference in his life, click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.
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Ready for the New School Year

Thanks to your ongoing support, more future leaders are ready to start the new school year.     Because of YOUR donations, they have received school supplies and scholarships making the cost of education possible.    The young ladies at the FAWE School were delighted to receive school supplies such as books, pens, pencils, crayons, makers and bags. The students at FAWE show their new supplies in the photo. Wilma also shows us the school supplies she received.    You have made an impact on multiple schools and many children's lives with your support. We deeply appreciate your kind assistance.   Please join us in providing more children in need with uniforms, school supplies and scholarships.    
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Mariatu is Enjoying School - Thanks to You

You are Mariatu's hero!  Through your support, she has received funding to help pay for her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses.   We are so thankful for your support that is getting Mariatu closer to her goal of becoming a lawyer when she grows up. This means a lot to her. You can see the big smile on her face photo where she holds a sign saying "Thank You GlobalGiving"   We welcome your support in providing child sponsorships to other children in need.   Together we can make the education dreams of each of these children come true!   Click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program
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A Step Closer to being a Certified Accountant

Thank YOU for helping provide a partial scholarship for Christiana.   Through your support, she has received funding to help pay for some of her tuition, books, school supplies and related school expenses. She is a step closer to becoming a Certified Accountant; her desired future profession.   We are so very grateful for your support. In the below photo, Christiana is holding a "Thanks GlobalGiving" sign - acknowledging and appreciating the generous supporters through GlobalGiving..    We welcome your support in providing full support for several other student scholarships for children in Sierra Leone.  Your support makes the education dreams of each of these students come true! There is truly no better gift that you could give! 
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Keri is more than a sponsor to Holstina

Holstina has a special relationship with her sponsor, Keri.  They talk about things they enjoy, careers and family.  Keri sent Holstina a Christmas present  to make sure her holiday was extra special.   You can read in Holstina's letter how much she appreciates having Keri in her life. Holstina says: "Thank you so much for Christmas gift and the letter you sent to me.  You made this Christmas special already. Thank you. I am working on my self to do better in academics.  We have completed our first semester examination before Christmas break unfortunately. Our school report cards for this term will be given to us when we resume classes for second semester. I love information about nature and sanitation. I am glad you are teaching. It is a noble profession the world can't do without. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year. Love, Holstina"   Holstina's sponsor is making a difference in her life, you too can be a hero for a child in need.   You can make a difference in a child's life too; click here to learn more about our child sponsorship program.
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Microfinance Loan is Making a Difference for Mariatu

It's great to know that you have supported a good cause, but it is even more rewarding to hear from those that have benefited from your generous donations.  Microfinance loans give individuals a hand to get their businesses going or to help them grow their existing businesses.  Your generosity has enabled many different businesses; Mariatu is one of the people to recieve a microfinance loan. Please check out the video of appreciation from Mariatu.  In the video she says: "My name is Mariatu, one of the ladies that benefited from the microfinance loans. Fast foods and drinks is the business that the fund was used for. Thank you very much for your support, the loan has been very supportive to me and my son. God bless you." You can continue to help make a difference by continuing to support microfiannce loans for individuals like Mariatu.  Thank you again for making a difference in Mariatu's and her son's life.  
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We are One Step Closer - Cement Blocks are Ready for Construction

Thank YOU for investing in this project and the education of girls. Funds from your donations helped purchase 3000 cement blocks - shown in the included photo.   When this is completed, we will be able to launch a poultry of over 1000 egg-laying hens. Funds from the sales of eggs will provide sustainable, ongoing supporting scholarships for girls like Edna. Edna's favorite subjects in school are Integrated Science and Mathematics. She would like to become a nurse. She likes playing balance ball. She is outgoing and very friendly. She has three brothers and three sisters. Her mother is a subsistent farmer and her father passed when she was still a young child. Thank you for helping to make the education dream of girls like Edna one step closer to reality. We would appreciate your support in the next phase which is laying the foundation, putting up the walls and the roof.   
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Our School Supplies are Making a Difference - Reinforcing Quality of Education

Thanks to YOUR support, in June, we distributed school supplies to 36 girls at the FAWE school in Freetown.  Your donations made this possible and helped to cover shipping costs from USA to the school. The girls were elated to receive the supplies and you can see the excitement and broad smiles on their faces in the photos. They send their deep appreciation to YOU for helping to get these supplies to them. See more photos of smiling girls with school supplies. Getting girls in school is one thing.  The next best thing that we can do is to ensure that they have the tools needed to learn.  Thanks to your kindness the girls have the supplies that they need from notebooks to pens, pencils, sharpeners etc.  By providing these supplies free to the girls we are saving the parents from spending their meager resources in purchasing these supplies.     Together we are helping to educate girls and educate Sierra Leone.   Together we are truly helping to ensure a better educational foundation for the women who will be the future leaders of Sierra Leone.   Together we are helping to reinforce the quality of education that these girls are receiving. Together we brought smiles to the face of these precious girls. Together we are making a difference.
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