Develop Africa Microfinance Part 2 of 10
Develop Africa was formed in 2006 in an effort to help establish meaningful and sustainable development in Africa.
This project empowers economically disadvantaged people in Sierra Leone and helps to open doors of opportunity. The project focuses on providing practical and meaningful toolkits (such as sewing machines, soap-making kits, gara tie-dying and batik kits, hairdressing kits, business start-up / growth funds etc.). The selected individuals are primarily graduates who have already received training in their respective areas. The toolkits / funds provided enable them to launch or improve their businesses immediately. This simple assistance enables them to rapidly move towards self-sufficiency and independence. Completed!
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This project is significant as it fulfills an expressed need and it provides the essential tools of each trade or funds to purchase capital. There are thousands of youths and young adults who graduate from training programs but are not gainfully employed or able to start their own businesses. This project bridges this gap by meeting them at the point of their need. Beneficiaries are provided with toolkits or microfinance funds that are used to help start or grow their businesses. This support provides the much-needed “booster-shot” enabling them to launch out and attain independence.
Develop Africa was birthed out of the vision that human resource development is the key to improving nation building capacity in Africa. Develop Africa is involved in a range of programs in Africa supporting education, microfinance and small businesses, job skills / leadership development training, health etc.
Develop Africa envisions an African continent fully developed in terms of its human and resource capacity, free from poverty; ignorance, and civil conflict and where the poorest and most vulnerable people become “leaders” and effectively manage national resources.
You can read more about Develop Africa here: Develop Africa
Bintu is the third child of her parent. She did not have the opportunity to go to school.
The mother is a housewife.
The father is a mason / construction worker and the main provider of the home with monthly income of $50 not enough to meet the basic needs of the home.
They live in a single bedroom apartment zinc sheet home with no running water and electricity.
Bintu expresses her thanks to Choose A Need for the provision of sewing machine, a bench, a pair of scissors, a coal iron for her. This she believes will help change her life.
Country: Sierra Leone
Project Number: 1112014
Date added: 12/29/11
Date completed: 3/12/12
Sponsor: Brian Dawson - Chair, Executive Board
Amount to fund: $500
100% Complete ($500)
Admin costs: $45
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