Pledge Letter


Hello! Ano! Wumzi! Tu laih mah! Sanu!

I am writing on behalf of ScholarShop Africa to request your support for a cross-country bicycle trip.  I am fundraising for the scholars of Cameroon. On March 12th, I began riding ~5000 miles across the beautiful USA from Seattle to Los Angeles to D.C. and up to NYC!
#5000Milesfor500Scholars is to raise funds for ScholarShop Africa to continue helping the scholars of Cameroon – and eventually West Africa – reach their aspirations.  We support students like Tem Yoland. Yoland grew up spending most of her childhood in a big city selling fruits in the market to support her mother and three younger siblings. However, Yoland’s drive and determination to further her education convinced her mom to let her move back to their village and go to school where she has excelled, winning numerous awards and being the top student in her class every year. Through her hard work with ScholarShop, Yoland earned enough, ‘ScholarDollars’ to pay her school fees and end of the year exams, bringing her closer to her dreams of becoming an accountant or banker. Without the help of ScholarShop, she wouldn’t have been able to afford both expenses. Please visit our website, to learn more.

ScholarShop Africa is starting its third year, and using its innovative conditional supply transfer program, more than 250 Cameroonian scholars have benefited to date. The scholars have recorded more than 2000 hours of community service and have earned more than $4500 dollars of locally purchased supplies. 50% of our scholars used their earnings on solar lamps, book bags, school shoes, or school uniforms, while the rest paid for school and exam fees.

We hope you will join us in supporting our cause by pledging for #5000milesfor500students.

  • Platinum Level – $5000 or above helps us reach another region of Cameroon
  • Gold Level – $2500 supports the scholars of an entire school
  • Silver Level – $1000 pays for the school fees and final exams of 10 students
  • Bronze Level – $500 pays for school supplies for 25 students


Potential Pledges:

⟡ $0.01/mile ($50)        ⟡ $0.05/mile ($250)     ⟡ $0.10/mile ($500)        ⟡ $0.25/mile ($1,250)

⟡ $0.50/mile ($2,500)     ⟡ $1/mile ($5,000)         ⟡ $3/mile ($15,000)              Other: ______________


On behalf of the ScholarShop Scholars, thank-you very much for your consideration of our request.  Feel free to contact me at Donations of Bronze Level or above will receive a social media shoutout as well as a mention in Jacob’s blog.  A cornerstone donation of $15,000 or more will lead to an organized trip for you to one of our ScholarShops!



Jacob Moore



NB: All donations of $10 or more will be added to the ‘Supporters’ list to on the ScholarShop Website. Donations of Ally or above will receive a social media shoutout as well as a mention in Jacob’s blog. A cornerstone donation of $15,000 or more we will organize a trip for you to one of our ScholarShops!


You may donate HERE!