My friend Wendy is stationed in Cameroon, West Africa, as a grassroots micro finance volunteer for the Peace Corps. After her first few months in a village without running water or paved roads, she realized that a lot of the kids in Cameroon can’t read and don’t have access to books.
When Wendy contacted an organization called Books for Africa about getting some books for the 4-room school win her village, the project quickly exploded into a large-scale effort that aims to bring 22,000 books to 30 libraries across Cameroon.
Books For Africa gave Wendy an all-or-nothing proposal: either take a 40-foot container of 22,000 books, or nothing at all. The shipping costs $11,500.
Wendy has already raised more than $9,500 for Books for Cameroon, but she still needs to raise $2,000 by the end of October for the project to happen.
Please consider making a donation to Books for Cameroon. No amount is too small. If you can spare $1 or even $5, we will be that much closer to bringing books to these great kids!
All contributions to this Peace Corps project are 100% tax-deductible. And if you feel so inclined, please share this message with your network in hopes that we can raise the rest of the money to make the project happen!
- To make a tax-deductible contribution: http://www.booksforcameroon.org
- Follow the project on Facebook: http://facebook.com/booksforcameroon
- Read about Wendy’s life in Cameroon: http://roundtwocameroon.blogspot.com