Mary from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Supporting 3 kids. With funds we can keep our home & start a business!

With some funds I can buy stock and start a business selling toiletries and nonperishable groceries, and pay a year of rent to keep our family stable while we set up.


I am a housewife with three children (2 girls and a boy). I live with my family in a one-bedroom apartment. My husband and I are unemployed. We get support from family and friends to feed our kids and to send them to school. I have big dreams for my kids. I want them to have a better life and become successful.

My goal is to start a sustainable small business retailing toiletries and non-perishable grocery items. Proceeds from this business will provide the recurring income that I need and help me become independent.

I do not have the needed funds to get started. I need business start-up funds to help launch a small business. These funds will also help me with rent for one year, allowing my family to stay stable while we get the business started.

Your support will help me start a business. Proceeds from the business will help me become independent and take care of my family. This will help provide food and other basic needs for my kids. I will also be able to send my kids to school.

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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 is the mother of one of the beneficiaries of Develop Africa scholarship program. One of our goals is to help the families become independent. With funds raised, they will be able to pay rent and not be evicted from their current home. As a family of five, securing their current home with rent is crucial as relocating will be too costly. Your support will help make this happen. Thanks so much.

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