It's that time of year! Last year we were able to raise nearly $11,000 dollars for Esther's school, the Women in Action Development Project in Sierra Leone. Your generous donations not only helped to keep the school doors open during a conflict with the building's landlord, but you also helped the school weather the storm of the Ebola crisis.
We have already started our annual fundraising campaign for Esther's Echo. Last week I was invited to speak at Mulgrave Secondary School for their "Action for Esther" campaign. Last year Mulgrave raised $2000 for The Women in Action Development Project, a huge portion of our fundraising goal of approximately $10,000. Last year we hit 11K! and I am confident that we can again this year!
This year, in anticipation of the giving season, we have also launched a page on the #GivingTuesday website where you can donate directly to our cause as we Tell a Different Story of Africa.
Esther has two goals for her project now. She is hoping to purchase a plot of farmland outside of the city to create an income generating project for the school. She is also hoping to move the school to a new buiding. While prices for the land are still being determined, we know that the annual cost of rent on a new building will be approximately $7000. Not bad for an entire school building. Last year we raised nearly $11,000. With your support, I know that we can hit that number again!