Charlotte from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I work two jobs to support my children. With help I can expand my small shop

I have four kids and work hard to provide for all of them. With funds, I can buy bulk items to expand the small shop I run & earn more!


I am a single mother of four children. Besides my daytime job, I run a small shop that has been a lifesaver for my family. The meager income from my job and small business are not enough to provide for all of my family’s needs - particularly now that 2 of my boys are in college.

I want to earn my way out of poverty. I want to earn enough money to provide for all of my children’s needs. And, I want to be able to afford to give my children a better life. I would like to support my boys and ensure that they are able to complete college. Unfortunately, we have not been able to secure any scholarships or student loans.

I need financial support to help me expand my business by purchasing more merchandise to sell in my shop. Buying items in bulk is expensive but has the best return for the money. I need help affording this expense.

When I can purchase more merchandise / larger inventory to sell, I will make a better profit. With an increased profit, I will be able to afford more merchandise. This boost will give me the momentum I need to help pull my family out of poverty and provide for my children.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Charlotte fund this need.

$188of $485

Need funded!

3 supporters


This need has been validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa

Recent supporters

  1. $53
  2. $100
  3. $35



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

Charlotte has been a member of the Develop Africa family for over 10 years. We are very thankful for the great progress that she has made - surmounting many challenges over the years. Your support will help her take her business to the next level. With this assistance, she will truly be able to earn an income to help support her kids through college.

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