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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Fund Raising & Fund Distribution, Gift Distribution, Human Services

Mission: To plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy through the distribution of handmade little dresses, made of pillowcases by loving hands from all over the world.

Results: well over 4 million dresses and "britches for boys", a Distribution Center in Malawi, two primary schools, 6 wells, 2 school master's houses, a soccer field and support of mobile clinic when our teams of 12 go at least once a year since 2008.

Target demographics: clothe little children who are in need and instill self-esteem. "We're not just sending dresses, we're sending hope!"

Direct beneficiaries per year: 4 million dresses throughout the world

Geographic areas served: distributed over 41 million dresses in 81 countries across the world, built 2 schools, 6 wells...

Programs: clothing, teaching lessons on sanitation, clean water, nutrition, building primary schools, providing clean water.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adore Little Dresses for Africa. The heart behind the organization and the devoted volunteers who run it is absolutely inspiring. I have a found kindred spirits in the love, laughter and joy that is shared on so many levels with LDFA. They are not only planting value in the hearts of little girls around the world, they are restoring a sense of value in the hearts of those who serve alongside them. I am immensely grateful for the work LDFA is doing and the message of hope and healing they are spreading to EVERYONE involved!

Betty57

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Little Dresses for Africa! I began sewing and donating the dresses to your organization approximately 8 years ago. Your organization has influenced our local missionaries to also organize, collect and distribute little dresses. I have sewed literally thousands of little dresses and am now leading a sewing group of ladies at our church. Your influence reaches far beyond your own organization, telling young girls they are worthy and they are loved! Thank you !

1

Donor

Rating: 5

After suffering two small strokes , I was sitting home feeling sorry for my self. I came across a story about a woman, Miss Lillian, who was 99 years old at the time. She sewed a dress a day for LDFA and hoped to reach 1000 dresses by her 100th birthday. I thought if she could do it, I could do that. So I saved for a sewing machine and watched sewing videos on YouTube to try and remember what the strokes had robbed me of. That first dress took me hours to complete, but I did it! I proudly posted it on Facebook. My friends and family have all joined in with fabric, thread, elastic etc. to make sure I finish 30 dresses and now 30 shorts as well , a month. Just as I get low on fabric, a box of fabric always seems to arrive in the mail. Sometimes from friends I haven't seen in over 50 years. All because of the dream of one woman. Planting in the hearts of little girls, that they are worthy.

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5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Little dress for Africa is sending hope along with the dresses and britches. Letting the children know they are loved and valued.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Ron and I decided our "Journey 2015" was to make 2,015 dresses for LDFA. We made our goal.
Thanks to all your volunteers. Rachel and Michael, you are amazing people. The lives you touch are too many to count. We have received pictures of some little girls with BIG smiles wearing some of our dresses. Our lives have been enriched because of all of you. We will continue to clothe the naked in Jesus name.
Ron & Bobbi Thomson

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been sewing little dresses for missionaries for my church ONLY because I saw Little Dresses For Africa on the news. The organization is wonderful! They send more than dresses they send hope and life, and love.

Review from Guidestar