Ms. Shola Yusuf announced today that planning is underway to raise funds for village water well projects in Africa from retail buyers, friends and family.
Vast areas on the continent are being devastated by continual drought and disease from stagnant surface water.
“The harmful impact on health and everyday activities by not having clean water is unknown to us in America. We can’t even imagine our children walking miles every day to fetch a few gallons so that we can cook, drink and wash. We need to build wells. It’s a proven solution for so many problems.” said Ms. Yusuf.
Shola Yusuf, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is a registered pharmacist owning 5 retail pharmacies in Florida. She said, “Living in America, both in New York City and Florida, has been fabulous to me and now I want to give back.”
Operating pharmacies is my business but shoes are my inner passion. When I launch my Fall / Winter 2012 footwear collection in New York the first three days of February, I want to meld my heart with my passion, ‘out of the gate’, as they say. My Shola Designs shoes are expensive and will be worn by discerning, more affluent consumers who may care as much as I do in helping the best water projects.”
|02/01/12||Olushola Yusuf||$100.00||God will shine his face on you.|
|01/31/12||Wayne Lewis||$25.00||God speed on your journey, Shola from Wayne|
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