Shameless Plug for Books for Cameroon

Wendy Lee with kids in Cameroon
Wendy Lee with kids in Cameroon

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!


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