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Develop Africa Inc

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Causes: Children & Youth, Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Human Services, International, International Relief, Youth Development - Business

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. From 2015 to 2016, we provided remedial training to 100 young pregnant ladies and young mothers who were out of school at the Creating Pathways Centre. Since May 2015, we have been taking care of 22 Ebola orphans in the Dream Home orphanage.

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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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Develop Africa is a focused and professional nonprofit with a passion for developing Africa - through direct interventions with material help, site visits, collaboration with local communities, social/developmental entities and other organisations helping in Africa. We have collaborated with Develop Africa in ensuring that interventions in rural Sierra Leone are successful and meet the requirements of the rural poor. Develop Africa is indeed a shining light in Africa, bringing help to Africa taking the message of African developmental issues to the wider world. We look forward to working with Develop Africa always as a partner in development.

Bimpe B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Develop Africa's passion and commitment to the development of Africa and to addressing issues ranging from education to poverty alleviation and economic empowerment, is highly commendable. It is evident the organization has a clear sense of purpose.

1 Transfedha M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Develop Africa has given hope to children from poor families to access education.This is precious for the girl child who faced a myriad of challenges ranging from early marriages to child labour.
Daniel
MD,Transfedha microfinance Kenya.