WHAT COULD YOU BUY?... with $5,000?
A good family vacation?
A down payment on a flashy car?
A season of top-quality dance training or soccer for one of your children?
These luxuries certainly add to your quality of life, but you have another option. You have the opportunity to add to the quality of your life in another way, and that is by changing the lives of scores of children in a place where they will never have the opportunities that we take for granted EVERY day.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
We invite you to join the Young Vision Africa (YVA) mission. Our founder and a small team started YVA purely to provide relief efforts in the small village of (name of village) outside of Sierra Leone for widows and children who were wet, cold, sick, and dying from the torrential rain falling through their worn-down thatched roofs.
In the wake of the Blood Diamond war that had come within inches of obliterating their whole society and culture, we could not ignore innocent people who were suffering in many ways. From that first project, our small group of volunteers has continued to provide additional relief work including fixing the village’s only well (several times), constructing four homes, and building a birth-oriented, solar powered medical center that was instrumental in the village’s survival of the Ebola epidemic.
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
We've given a number of micro loans for farms and small vendors, and we employ only completely local labor in all our projects, giving a boost in employment and skill development in the area. And we have so much more planned.
Our nonprofit does better, more attentive, long lasting and accountable work than large charities any day of the week. Our team is small, but our hearts, ambition and commitment are abundant. And, we do our work for far less than most charities. Because we're small, you have the opportunity to be as involved as you want in the future of these individual children that you are stepping up for today. You will not find another organization like us.
For the next few moments while you read this and consider whether to listen to that nudging feeling in your heart, you have the chance to be a significant part of this amazing program.
And it has never been more important than right now.
Within a few months our newest constructed school will be open. We have full faith that someone or many will step up and help us finish raising the last bit of needed funding.
The question is, do you want this to be part of your life's impact and legacy on our world of need and possibility? Once we hit the goal, our students who've been hard at work for three years in a meeting place with only one wall will finally walk into a classroom for the first time in their life.
You personally have an opportunity to help OPEN. THE. DOOR.
One thing unites us all here – our time is short. The door to the new school opens in January. How often are you going to have the chance to do something that CHANGES LIVES in this capacity?
Won’t you please join us?