Empowering women, Empowering family…
By empowering a woman, we are ultimately empowering their entire family; there becomes an opportunity for children to attend school, ability to put food on the table and to provide a home to return to every night.
Our first group in Lunsar, Sierra Leone is now on their way to becoming independent providers and in control of their first business.
They are grouped into teams of five, and network and advise each other, gaining personal strength and self-esteem. Their businesses include farming, retail and sewing.
Without a doubt the initial donation has made a vast difference to our first group of 35 participants, and with continued support, we hope to reach 100 in Sierra Leone by the end of 2012.
Our goal is to consistently expand the number of women enrolled in this program to other areas in Sierra Leone. In addition, we look forward to networking with a women’s enterprise program in the Congo, and our current program in Nigeria.
We encourage you to attend our annual fundraising dinner on October 21, at ‘The Top of The Town’ in Arlington, Virginia. The evening, A Taste of Africa, is designed to give you a full understanding of all our programs.
Please go to www.actionafrica.org for further details, or visit our facebook page for a more up to date explanation and description as the event draws near.
Thank you for your support in reading this newsletter, and we hope to see you at our fundraising event on October 21st.
Dr. Chris N. Egbulem, President
The Action Africa Team