Mary from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm a single mom going back to school. I need help paying for essential supplies.

I became pregnant in high school in Sierra Leone. I'm going back to school now and need help covering supplies, books, bus passes & other basics.


Mary says, "I am making progress with my schooling!" May 16, 2016

We have some wonderful news from Mary, who's been able to use her funds to move her education AND her family forward. Mary says, "Thank you so much for helping me with this sum. This money will help me to stabilize my life and make progress with my schooling. Also, the needs of my baby will be met, such as baby food, medicine and baby sitters. This will help me concentrate in school, knowing that somebody is taking care of my baby. Thank you!"


I was in high school during the Ebola outbreak in Freetown, Sierra Leone when I became pregnant. I gave birth last year to a bouncing baby boy. I am now working hard to graduate high school. I have been able to pay my school entrance fee, but I need help with purchasing books and school supplies that are not covered by the school.

I would like to finish high school, and from there go on to college to become a lawyer in the future. This has always been my dream.

I need help with covering my school-related expenses. These include textbooks and exercise books that are not covered by my school, essential school supplies (pens, 3-ring binders, filler paper, calculator, pencils etc.), school uniform expenses, and finally bus fare to get to and from school.

Meeting this need will help me obtain the needed school-related resources so I can continue my education and work toward a better future for myself and my baby boy.

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This need has been validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa

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Validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa (What does this mean?)

Mary has been attending our Educational Lifeline Program since May 2015 - when she was 7 months pregnant. This program helps to provide a 2nd chance to young ladies who have dropped out of school due to pregnancy. Mary is bold and always ready to help and encourage other ladies who are going through a difficult time. She is hardworking academically. It would be wonderful to see her receive the help she needs.

About Sylvester

I am the President of Develop Africa. My work involves oversight of the organization and also managing different projects. I enjoy being able to assist people with potential who need a "hand up" out of their predicament or inability. I am passionate about helping to create opportunities that… Read more