Develop Africa Inc

Rating: 4.56 stars   27 reviews

Address:

1906 Knob Creek Road Suite 3 Johnson City TN 37604 USA

Mission:

The mission of Develop Africa is to facilitate and establish meaningful and sustainable development in Africa through capacity building and transformational education.

Results:

Provided scholarships and sponsorships to hundreds of children and youths, distributed thousands of mosquito nets, provided business training and microfinance loans to multiple small businesses. We are providing on-going computer training and tailoring classes. During the Ebola crisis we provided Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers / Medical Equipment and Supplies, radio Education Support: We supported this by providing radios and batteries to families, emergency Food / Relief Aid / Provision of Health Kits and Community Sensitization - Dissemination of Ebola Health Information. In 2015 opened the Dream Home orphanage where Develop Africa takes care of 22 Ebola orphans year round. Also in 2015, opened Creating Pathways, which is for young pregnant ladies and young mothers to complete their education and receive computer training.

Target demographics:

children, Ebola orphans, young pregnant ladies/young moms, youths and adults

Direct beneficiaries per year:

22 Ebola Orphans, over 100 young pregnant women/mothers, provided multiple scholarships, shipped over 25 drums filled with donated school supplies and books and distributed them to over 30 schools, provided multiple microfinance loans, child sponsorships, provided computer training, tailoring training, provided solar lights to aid in studying and distributed hundreds of mosquito nets.

Geographic areas served:

Africa

Programs:

While Develop Africa employs a variety of strategies to achieve its mission, the goal in all our endeavors is the same: to empower people through transformational education, resource development and strategic investment. Our programs include: children sponsorships, job skills training, microfinance / micro-lending and small business training, scholarships, books, school and teaching supplies, providing solar lights for studying, basic computer training and computer labs, mosquito nets, start up tool kits (such as sewing machines), school uniforms etc.

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423-282-0006
http://www.developafrica.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have known Sylvester for about 3 years I think. He had called me with a job, to build a crate to ship supplies (in this case a lectern) to aid teaching children in Africa. Since meeting him, he and I have corresponded back and forth a few times over different subjects. I have great faith that Mr. Renner is smart and has only the best intentions and motivation for helping his chosen (less fortunate) in how ever manner he can.

warm regards, Jeff Keller
Handimax Handyman and Construction Co.
Greater Tri Cities Region of TN

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

I want to thank Develop Africa for the good work they are doing. They supports my schools with 10 Drums school materials in Sierra Leone. May God continue to bless them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  


New Life Project Inc. is very grateful for all the moral and financial support that we have received over the years from Develop Africa Inc. as we thrive to achieve our mission in Azope, Cote D'Ivoire. The financial support has transformed lives of young women giving them an opportunity to further their education or start a small business which helps them regain their self- esteem and find economic independence. It is their generosity and belief in our mission that enables us to perform our work.

Brenda Elizabeth Williams
New Life Project Inc.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a partner( Adullam Missions Evangelistic Network) with Develop Africa for a couple of years, it has been a joy and pleasure in working with them. They are truly what a Nonprofit should be. Delivering real aid to real people with utmost sense of responsibility, accountability and transparency. Their networking ability has been their sense of strength and so you can always count on them.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

DA has been working with CAPEC for some years now. It has empowered not only the children but the organization as well. I like DA for its constant support to our organization and also the link they create with different partners and individuals wishing to support our activities. I like DA for its openness, transparency, accountability and above all, its generosity. I also like DA because they are faithful to their partners and they make such they support them each year, no matter how little they can get. They are fast in responding to mails, which makes administrative work faster.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

DA has been working with CAPEC for some years now. It has empowered not only the children but the organization as well. I like DA for its constant support to our organization and also the link they create with different partners and individuals wishing to support our activities. I like DA for its openness, transparency, accountability and above all, its generosity. I also like DA because they are faithful to their partners and they make such they support them each year, no matter how little they can get. They are fast in responding to mails, which makes administrative work faster.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

DA is doing a great job to African NGO especially in Countries and partners they work with. Through their partners, they provide education to children who are orphans and had no future. DA gives them the opportunities to better their lives and get out of poverty.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Develop Africa has a strong and clear commitment to helping to making a visible change in Africa. I admire the transparent manner in which Develop Africa operates and handles funds. Develop Africa does not only provide funds and stays behind, they (or their volunteers) go right to the filed to see and evaluate the impact of the work the are doing.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping children in underprivileged schools have access to information technologies to improve their learning abilities.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not sure at this moment what I would change.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

transparent handling of funds

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hardworking and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

connect millions of schools to the internet in Africa

Ways to make it better...

I probably had the chance of vising them in the USA

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding, material and human resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

they deserve they support of any good people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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