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 can truly empower people, helping them get to the next level in their lives. I co-founded the organization in 2006.

Organization

Develop Africa Develop Africa
Develop Africa is a 501c3, non-profit organization founded with the aim of facilitating meaningful and sustainable development in Africa. Our focus is on impacting and changing lives, nations and destinies.

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$700of $700

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/15/2016

Jackie from Freetown, Sierra Leone

New mom returning to school. I need essential supplies and bus passes to graduate.

Going back to school as a new mom is very expensive. I need help covering books, school supplies, a uniform & most importantly transportation. More

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$680of $680

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7 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2016

Peter from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Working hard to further my career. Paying for an accounting course will help me!

I want to empower myself by gaining accounting skills. I know I can succeed with the right education, but I need your assistance paying tuition. More

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$785of $700

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/25/2016

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. More

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$655of $650

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/14/2016

Jeremy from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Studying to become a city planner. A laptop will help me earn my degree.

Getting to the library every day is tough. I need a laptop to complete my assignments while balancing my work in my community. More

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$350of $350

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/1/2020

Janet from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I want to give back to my community. With a laptop I can earn a social work degree!

I'll be able to complete assignments, homework, etc and build a track to a career serving my community. More

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$325of $325

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/16/2020

Hannah from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Heading into my final year of school. I need help with exam fees and study guides!

I'm in my final year of school and about to apply for college. With help with fees I'll be able to take the exams I need to get in! More

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$525of $525

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/14/2020

Martha from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm a food vendor; I need help to cover housing costs while I get back on my feet.

This need will cover the rental for an apartment for enough time that I'll be able to restart my business and begin supporting my children. More

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$645of $645

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/13/2020

David from Freetown, Sierra Leone

A career in carpentry is in reach; I need tools & the cost of an apprenticeship.

I'm good with my hands and I think I'll be able to work as a carpenter. I just need to cover the cost of a set of tools and an apprenticeship program. More

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$400of $675

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/8/2021

Mark from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Recently finished vocational training-- now I need help to set up a tailor's shop.

Ready to become a tailor. I've been trained; I just need help to build a workshop, including a sewing machine and patterns. More

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$128of $625

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3 supporters
Funded on 6/2/2021

Victor from Lumley, Sierra Leone

I'm trying to make a living as a painter. With just $625 I can open a gallery!

I need help to cover the initial rent. It will help grow my business and give me room to paint and draw. More

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$60of $350

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/2/2021

Joseph from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm a youth leader looking to help others. A better laptop will make a difference!

I'm passionate about helping youth develop the skills they need. With a newer laptop, I can work faster and better. More

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$675of $675

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/3/2021

Laura from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm almost finished college. I need help with my final year expenses!

With help for accommodation, food, books, etc. I can finish my degree in Public Health and start working to keep others healthy & support my son! More

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$650of $650

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7 supporters
Funded on 4/3/2021

Catherine from Gloucester, Sierra Leone

Fighting to support my kids. With help I can start a business & rent a place to live.

I've separated from my husband and I'm striving to support my kids. I want to purchase firewood wholesale & resell it; families use it here every day! More

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$450of $450

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7 supporters
Funded on 4/19/2021

Stephen from Freetown, Sierra Leone

With your help I can finish my certificate and start a life working in construction!

I need tuition and transportation costs to finish my classes and get an internship. This will set me up for a life long career as a skilled worker. More

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$600of $550

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3 supporters
Funded on 4/19/2021

Mary from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Single mother struggling to get by; with equipment I can start a second business.

I'm working as a housemaid & barely getting by. I'm illiterate, so my prospects are limited; with coolers/a freezer, I can work selling cold drinks. More

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$670of $670

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2021

Jacob from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm studying hard. I need help with a laptop, books, and tuition for this year.

My mother is the sole breadwinner for me and my three siblings. With help, I'll be able to get my degree and find a good job so I can support myself! More

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$700of $690

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/19/2021

Francess from Freetown, Sierra Leone

College sophomore. With help I can be the first in my family to earn a degree!

I need help with tuition, study materials, and a laptop. These funds will help me stay in college and get a degree in Accounting. More

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$625of $625

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/28/2021

Chris from Freetown, Sierra Leone

With a computer and printer I can open a business in my town.

With a printer, laptop, and supplies I can work printing & photocopying for my community. Funds will also help me take exams for college admission! More

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$575of $575

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2021

George from Bathurst, Sierra Leone

With help for test fees & college basics, I can earn a degree in business admin

I've been studying hard w/ a mentorship program. Now I just need help paying exam fees and for study materials and lesson fees. More

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$320of $690

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/21/2021

Betty from Freetown, Sierra Leone

With no student loans here, I need help to pay to finish college.

I'm a single mother who had to drop out of school because I couldn't afford to pay. With help I can earn a community development degree! More

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$245of $590

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/21/2021

Alice from Freetown, Sierra Leone

With help for lesson fees, books, etc. I can finish school & apply for college!

I lost my parents a few years ago and moved in with my sister. I want to go back to school, study hard, and become a lawyer-- I need your help! More

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$450of $450

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2021

John from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Through education I can find success; I need tutoring for my final HS exams.

I have good grades & hope to become a doctor; college admission hinges on final exams. My family is struggling; w/ help I can hire tutors & pay fees. More

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$485of $485

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/23/2021

Sam from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm providing for my family with a small shop. With help I can expand!

My shop is well located but small. If I can expand my inventory, I can start earning more for myself and my family. More

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$460of $460

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2 supporters
Funded on 8/18/2021

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. More

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$553of $539

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8 supporters
Funded on 10/8/2021

Daniel from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I want to finish high school and go to college. I need exam fees and textbooks!

I want to take the West Africa Secondary School exam so that I can apply for college. I need help to pay the fees and buy study materials. More

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$85of $534

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2 supporters
9 days remaining

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Angela from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm a good student in need of a little help. With funds I can go to college!

I need to pay the fees for college application & exams, and then buy a laptop for school. I work hard and will make the most of this opportunity! More

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6 supporters
9 days remaining

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Fiona from Gloucester, Sierra Leone

I need help to take final exams. With good scores I can become an accountant!

I've been an excellent student. Now exams are coming up-- with good scores I can attend college. I need tutoring, transport costs, and exam fees. More

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$527of $527

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7 supporters
Funded on 10/9/2021

Elizabeth from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I need help to pay for the textbook & fees for my college entrance exam.

I want to take the West Africa Secondary School Cert Exam so I can apply for college. W/ funds I can buy a textbook, laptop, and pay the entrance fee! More

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$153of $485

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2 supporters
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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! More

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$153of $467

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2 supporters
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Ava from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I want to uplift my community-- first I need help with the costs of college!

I'm studying hard but my family is unable to pay for fees. With help I can pay for tuition, transportation, meals, and a better mattress to sleep on! More

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Yvonne from Freetown, Sierra Leone

With funds to open a small kiosk, my family can work our way out of poverty.

My husband & I are raising our family in single room house w/o electricity or clean water. Help us charcoal & essential groceries to the neighborhood! More

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1 supporter
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Melody from Bathurst, Sierra Leone

I want to become a nurse and earn a good living. I need help with school expenses!

I live with my cousin where I sleep on the floor. I'm working hard to study and I need help with tuition (there is no financial aid here). More

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Frannie from Bathurst, Sierra Leone

I've grown up in poverty but I'm studying hard in school. I need help with tuition!

With your help I can finish high school and look towards college. I also need a mattress so I can get a good night's sleep and study well. More

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