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Phone: 972-746-1478
P.O. Box 798043
Dallas
Texas 75379
USA
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Target demographics: Low income communities in Africa that live below the $2 a day threshold.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help construct a rainwater harvesting system that would help a community secure water during the rainy season to be used in the dry season when water is scarce.

Programs: Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Program

Water, sanitation, and hygiene are all critical to reducing the burden of water-borne diseases. We work with a community based groups to find effective sanitation approaches that will contribute to a world where children and families lead healthier, more productive lives.

We aim to develop scalable business models and technologies capable of moving communities we work with from unsustainable to sustainable sanitation services across the sanitation value chain. We invest in technologies and methods for increasing sustainable access to clean water and hygiene.

Child Abuse Prevention Program

We work with our partner organization in an effort to stop child abuse and neglect and educate communities in Kenya. We support children who are forced to work for their survival and work with schools in Income Generating Activities to support children under situations that would lead to neglect and drop outs.

Our program helps create child protection teams within rural communities and helps create an organization of lawyers that offer free legal services to children whose rights have been violeted. We also participate in research activities on children's right, such as street children.

"Dear Friend" Pen Pal Program

The goal of the Dear Friend pen pal program is to sustain long-term, 1:1 relationships between as many pair of U.S. and Kenyan children as possible, and to help all participating children achieve literacy goals, heighten their cultural awareness, and feel the joy of knowing another child across the world cares about them.

This project will preserve the art of letter writing for our generation's children, teaching them to communicate well through the written word.

Mission:
AmshaAfrica Foundation is determined to enhance the living standards andcommon good of people within some of the world''s poorest villages andslums in Africa by reducing chronic social concerns such as hunger,disease, illiteracy,unemployment, substandard housing, and poorsanitation.
Results:
Our Water, Health, and Sanitation programs has reduced school dropouts significantly in areas that we serve since the high level of school dropout was directly related to water shortage since kids had to trek for miles to fetch water, with water availability, parents were able to ensure that their children attend school. Dropout rates reduced significantly in some communities and school attendance rates shot up to almost 100%.

Child Abuse Prevention Program Successes:

Amsha Africa Foundation has created an organization of 20 lawyers that offer free legal services to children whose rights have been violated in Kenya. These lawyers have successfully provided free legal services on 42 cases and have 120 cases that are being worked on.

Amsha Africa Foundation has worked with over 12 community based groups and helped create child protection teams within rural communities. These child protection teams have helped reduce child in some rural communities by over 95% according to our surveys.

The Foster care program has encouraged and facilitates foster carers to look after children in need. There are currently 6 foster cares that AAF has helped form and the success of the children taken in these foster homes has grown exponentially from their previous abusive homes.

Dear Friend Penpal Program Success:
More than 200 children from the Kenya, the U.S., and Europe are currently participating in this program and from the surveys their supervising adults have provided, the program is extremely popular and successful. A number of children have significantly improved their cultural awareness and letter writing skills. A mother in the U.S. said that her 8 year old child wants to grow and join the peace corp and is now immensely interested in helping other under previledged children from Africa from the experience gained from this program

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03/21/12
i have been with the Amsha Africa Foundation for a little over a year and i feel that the work they do and the projects that they are involved in are both rewarding and life changing for for me as a volunteer and for the people and community's that they help, my only regret is that i cant do more. ... more »
03/11/12
I have served on the Amsha Africa Foundation (AAF) board since early 2010, after successfully working with AAF on a holiday card project: For the 2009 holidays, I asked parents and teachers in the U.S. to have their children make holiday cards for children in Kenya. I had met Tony Abuta, AAF's ... more »
03/08/12
Amsha Africa is a great NGO! We are very committed and professional, transparent and the work done is changing the way people and indeed lifting themselves out of poverty. Many orphans are grateful, communities are learning to be self-sustainable. This NGO needs all supppoort and funds, and ... more »
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