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The Dream Home Gets a Paint Refresh

Freetown, where the Dream Home is located, receives a lot of rainfall - with high humidity. The discolored and faded outside walls of the Dream Home were in need of a fresh coat of paint. You can see this in one of the group photos in these photos.

This paint refresh came at a great time as we were able to do this before the Christmas party - held on December 27th. The building looked fresh and bright as you can see in the party photos.  

Thanks so much for helping to make the building look bright and fresh - uplifting the look and spirits of the kids

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Closer to Getting the Bus

Through your support, we have moved one step closer to purchasing a bus for the Dream Home. At this point, we have not raised adequate funds to get a bus, but every bit helps us get closer to the goal.

We plan to continue working to raise the necessary funds to assist in the purchase of a 25-30 seat bus for the Dream Home. So if you have any suggestions on what we could do - please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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You Helped Provide the Dream Home with a New Fuel-Efficient Stove

Your generous support helped provided the Dream Home with a new fuel-efficient, Wonder stove.  

The new stove is 40% more fuel efficient than the traditional, previous stove. Consequently, the stove is already helping to save money, as it uses less coal. The new stove also reduces air pollution, providing a much safer and cleaner cooking environment.

We greatly appreciate your helping us provide the new stove for the Dream Home and look forward to your continued support toward the Dream Home needs. 

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Site Visit By Sylvester - Discussions With Realtor

At the end of July, Sylvester made a 2 week project visit to Sierra Leone.  The Dream Home was one of the top reasons for his trip. 

He reports on his trip as follows:

"The trip provided me with the opportunity to observe, learn, interact and evaluate. I spent quality time with the Dream Home kids as a group and also on a one-to-one basis. I interacted with each of the kids individually. I wanted to understand their fears and dreams.  I wanted to learn more about the challenges that they are facing. I wanted to see what they are experiencing at the home.

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Visit to the Dream Home By Sylvester & Dream Home Children Start a New School Year

September marked the start of a new school year for the Dream Home children and thanks to your ongoing support, the children had new uniforms and school supplies.   

At the end of July, Sylvester made a surprise, 2 week project visit to Sierra Leone.  The Dream Home was one of the top reasons for his trip. He reports on his trip as follows:

"The kids were very appreciative fo the support that you have provided towards their on-going needs.  They asked me to convey their deep appreciation and gratitude to YOU. Included in this report is the photo that we took together.

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The Magical Simplicity of New Clothes

Great News: Through your support we have purchased new clothes for the Dream Home children.  

Every 2-4 months, we need to buy new clothing for the growing kids.  Thankfully, YOU have helped make this round of purchases possible.  We are so very grateful for your support!

The kids were excited to have new clothes. They were all smiles wearing their new clothing. 

In August, some of the kids went to a week-long summer camp. In the included group photo, taken at camp, you can see some of them - all smiles - with their new clothes. What a joy!

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Poultry Room Preparation

Develop Africa is in the process over the next couple of months to set up a poultry farm to benefit the Dream Home. The facilities had been previously used as a small poultry farm. The landlord decided to go out of business and relocated with his family. You can see from the photos that the room is in excellent condition. With funds you provided we have been able to advance preparations towards launch. We have purchased the needed tools and cleaning supplies such as bleach, a shovel, rake, brooms and brushes etc.

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Uncle Mike Visits the Dream Home

Uncle Mike came to visit the Dream Home in June. While he was visiting the Dream Home, Uncle Mike and Aunt Cecilia (who was also visiting) celebrated June birthdays.  June birthdays included Uncle Mike, Aunt Cecilia, Dauda and Hannah.  Aunt Cecilia brought the food and the celebration was enjoyed by all in attendance.  The Dream Home children enjoyed their visit with Uncle Mike.

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