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Aid For Africa, Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   42 reviews 1,794

Nonprofit Issues:

Education, Health, Philanthropy

Address:

6909 Ridgewood Ave Chevy Chase MD 20815 USA

Mission:

Helps African children, families, and communities through a network of charities providing healthcare (HIV/AIDS, malaria), education, food, economic improvement, conservation, wildlife protection, and arts programs.

Results:

Aid for Africa has helped empower thousands of families in Sub Saharan Africa to build better lives through our support of more than 80 US-based nonprofits in our network. Activities included building schools, providing scholarships to students, providing women with capital to start small businesses, training mentor mothers to help stop the spread of HIV to the unborn, conserving rare wildlife, protecting rainforests in Tanzania, providing support to families in Northern Uganda, disseminating new agricultural technologies, and more. The Aid for Africa Girls Education Fund increases the number of girls in primary and secondary schools as well as college. Aid for Africa also partners with the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University through its Aid for Africa Endowment for Food and Sustainable Agriculture, which supports graduate students undertaking research in Africa. Through its blog and other social media outlets, Aid for Africa reaches thousands of followers with information about the complex issues facing Sub Saharan Africa how the challenges they present are being met.

Target demographics:

Poor and marginalized communities throughout Sub Saharan Africa.

Geographic areas served:

Sub Saharan Africa

Programs:

Provide support for nonprofits working in Sub-Saharan Africa undertaking programs in healthcare, education, food security, micro-enterprise, wildlife protection, environmental conservation, and the arts. Educate U.S. citizens about Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Reviews for Aid For Africa, Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Aid For Africa is an excellent organization doing great work. I am a current Master's student studying nutrition and global health at Tufts University and, thanks to generous support from Aid For Africa's scholarship program, I recently had the opportunity to work on a community-based nutrition project in Rwanda and a sexual and reproductive health research project in Kenya. I have truly enjoyed working with the wonderful and passionate people who comprise Aid For Africa, and am eager to support their organization going forward.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Aid for Africa is a great organization that brings awareness to over 80 member NGOs that work on education, healthcare, conservation and economic empowerment in Sub-Saharan Africa. I am proud to be apart of their work to enlighten the public on the wonder that is Africa and the wonderful people and organizations dedicated to making it better.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am happy to offer my support to this organization which serves as an alliance of U.S. charities providing critical services to sub-Saharan Africa, ranging from education to health care to business initiatives. There is power and effectiveness in working together, and Aid for Africa harnesses this power to maximize fundraising efforts, consequently improving services and outcomes.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I strongly recommend Aid For Africa, an effective, charitable nonprofit with a broad reach through many partners in sub-Saharan Africa. What appeals to me personally is Aid for Africa's emphasis on community-based, self-help programs. Whether your interest is healthcare, food, education, special programs for women & children, environmental conservation, wildlife protection, the arts or a combination, Aid for Africa provides an efficient conduit for supporting one or more of the many (>80) beneficial efforts under its collective umbrella

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Aid For Africa are an amazing group of individuals who share an amazing passion that's infectious! I highly recommend watching these amazing people at work who have never expected anything in return! They work tirelessly for the greater good!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been supporting Aid for Africa ever since I made my own journey to Africa. The trip inspired me to support girls' education in Africa! I know this is an important focus of Aid for Africa, which has a number of organizations provide scholarships to girls in Africa. I love that Aid for Africa supports and educates on a wide variety of issues in Africa.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am pleased to support this organization that does such important work in Africa. The approach of helping their member organizations become more effective in dealing with the many challenges they face in Africa seems to be sound and successful. Aid for Africa provides a framework and guidance to their member organizations to increase the effectiveness of their programs.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been happy to support Aid for Africa and the work they and their member organizations do -- in places where the need is great and doing work that has a significant impact.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been aware of Aid for Africa for many years and watched it grow into a wonderful organization. It has become a great go-to organization for reliable charities working in Africa. Its focus on grassroots organizations ensures that donations are wisely used and reach people who need them.

 
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I am proud to have worked as a Program Associate with Aid for Africa. With a very small staff, AFA is able to help more than 80 charities address many diverse issues including education, healthcare, wildlife protection, agriculture and environmental conservation. In addition to providing financial support, AFA is uniquely able to facilitate collaboration between its members, so that together they can leverage their resources to make a greater impact. It was inspiring to be a part of an organization so committed to its mission of helping people on the grass roots level in Africa.

 
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