Abdoulaye Sylla Memorial Fund


The Abdoulaye Sylla Memorial Fund has been established to meet the basic survival needs of Abdoulaye’s family and closest friends in Guinea. His support of them in his lifetime was of vital importance and we have established this fund to continue his legacy. 

There are around two dozen people, mostly children, living in the Sylla home in Kobayah at any given time. Abdoulaye’s mother has a small kiosk where she sells nuts, candy, and small items; the children’s mother has a market stall where she sells material. His youngest brother has a small performing company, and although his other brothers are tradesmen and his daughter university-educated, there is no work.

Donated funds assist Abdoulaye’s mother, three of his brothers, two of his sisters, his oldest daughter, granddaughter, the birth mother of his children, numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members in Guinea who still look to us the US for help and support.