It’s that time of year for charitable giving.  We are proud to say that 100% of your donations go directly to the girls’ education programs at Instruments 4 Africa.  As per Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, “…money goes farther in the developing world…the most cost effective interventions are often at the grassroots level.”  While many of the big organizations spend a chunk of their donations on big fundraising campaigns, we at instruments4africa keep administrative costs to a bare minimum.  The small group of us who run the organization do it on a strictly volunteer basis.  This is why we can apply 100% of your donation directly to those in need.

Small donations add up and make a big difference in these young girls’ lives.  Thank you, we could not do it without your support.  I continue to be inspired by the girls…their potential and progress.  You are giving them a chance to create a different future for themselves, their families and their community.  Again, to quote Nicholas Kristof, “Building self-reliance and empowering people to fix their own problems is key.”  We agree, we aim to do this and we are true believers in the possibility.

I am also inspired by those who reach out and give from their hearts.  Like the two volunteer teachers, Claire and Yves, that are here from Canada, giving their energy to help the girls catch up in reading.  They are angels!  All of you out there who bought dresses and bags this summer, thank you!  We are still running on those funds, but we need more for the next trimester of schooling.  As always, your donations are tax-deductible.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!  Join us in providing opportunities, you’ll be happy you did!  Wishing you much joy and inspiration this holiday season!

Thanks to the donations from Toubab Krewe and Craiggie Brewing in Asheville, NC, construction is underway on the Krewe School House  in Bamako, Mali, West Africa.  The community is delighted and grateful…as are we at Instruments4Africa.  Thank you, Toubab Krewe and Craiggie!!  Brick by brick…Stay posted.