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Our vision is to help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of disadvantaged women and children in our operational communities
Agriculture employs about 68 % of Africa's labor force and accounts for 33 % of its gross domestic products. Women contribute between 65-80 percent of the labor force
Partners in Poverty Reduction (PPR)) is to provide poverty alleviation and capacity building programs to vulnerable and disadvantaged African women and children; with the aim of reducing poverty across the African continent.
THE LAUNCHING OF THE MAXINE WARNEST SCHOLARSHIP IN KOIDU, KONO DISTRICT, SIERRA LEONE
We are pleased to announce the launching of our new scholarship program yesterday, the 4th July 2016 at our office in Koidu, Sierra Leone, known as "The Maxine Warnest Scholarship Program".The launching ceremony was attended by many people including six (6) poor children who were awarded scholarships and their parents. This scholarship program aims to offer 50 more scholarships by the end of this year. It was a moment of great excitement and relief for those poor parents who are currently finding it very difficult to support their children at school due to extreme poverty. Extreme poverty has been defined by a situation where people live on less than US $2 a day.
This scholarship program is in the name of one of the patrons of our organization (Partners in Poverty Reduction) in Adelaide, South Australia called Ms Maxine Warnest. Ms Maxine Warnest is an Australian lady who lives in Adelaide and works for Disability S.A. She has awarded the six (6) scholarships in addition to sponsoring 1 lady at the University of Sierra Leone in Freetown. We are very grateful to Ms Maxine Warnest for her generosity to the poor children of Sierra Leone and in helping them attain self-actualisation.
Africa is the second largest continent in the world with a population of about 1,032,532,974, as of 2011. This account for over 14 % of the world's human population. It is a continent with diversity and great potential. it is a content with great talents, great resources and wonderful people. However, Africa is crying for help. Africa need help to reduce its poverty; it needs help to reduce the suffering of women and children who are amongst the most vulnerable groups.
According to World Bank estimates, 239 million people in Africa are hungry. A third of all childhood deaths in Sub-Saharan African is caused by hunger-related diseases. About 46 percent of people in Sub-Saharan Africa live below $ 1.25 a day. With this in mind Partners in Poverty Reduction (PPR) was born.
The goal of the PPR is to help alleviate poverty in our operational areas in Africa through interventions such as micro credit scheme, providing support to agriculture, education, health and sanitation.
Partners in Poverty Reduction is a nonprofit public benefit corporation, it is not organized for the private gain of any person. The organization is registered in Washington State of the United States of America.
The purpose for which this organization is formed are exclusively charitable within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code of 1986. Currently the organization is operating in war-torn Sierra Leone and Ghana
Women in Africa are very industrious and have always been the backbone of the economy of the continent
"Together we can make a difference"