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Aid For Africa, Inc

Rating: 4.92 stars   38 reviews 1,448

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Role: General Member of the Public
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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have known of Aid for Africa's work since 2008 in my capacity as Director of Development for A Glimmer of Hope and Water to Thrive from 2007 through 2013. Aid for Africa differentiates itself by actively supporting knowledge building and partnering with organizations like a Glimmer of Hope that do development from the bottom up, not the top down. More non-profits should follow Aid for Africa's approach to development, which is based on science, research and best practices.
I also have a strong appreciation for Barbara Rose's passionate advocacy for the work of Aid for Africa's partner organizations, as well as her collaborative and inclusive servant leadership style. I can honestly say that both A Glimmer of Hope and Water to Thrive have benefited greatly as a result of being included in the Aid for Africa umbrella.

 
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Aid For Africa is an organization I am proud to support. Their dedication to women and children among the many others is critical to help solving the issues Africa is facing. The staff of AFA is dedicated and work tirelessly to provide an organization that fights for the needs of others. I support AFA and their mission and I hope many others will as well. The world needs more organizations like Aid for Africa.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Aid for Africa champions the human rights of girls in Africa, often one of the most overlooked and marginalized sectors of society. Its Girls Education Fund makes sure girls not only enter school but are supported throughout their education. I cannot think of a more critical effort to end the cycle of poverty-- as well as violence against girls and women-- than efforts such as this one supporting girls education.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Aid for Africa came into being when i was working with the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. We were approached by them with the idea of raising our profile along with other notable NGOs doing important and worthwhile work on behalf of the poor in Africa...in our case, resource-poor smallholder farmers striving to improve their livelihoods while also improving their natural resource base (soils, water, etc.) by planting high-value trees on their farms.

We found Aid for Africa to be remarkably effective and engaging, especially with respect to its emphasis on science-based agricultural development and the links that it provided us to a variety of organizations that embraced our vision and approach to supporting the rural poor. We found ourselves working with a number of organizations that we may otherwise not have even known about.

As an international research and development centre supported by over 60 donors, we greatly appreciated Aid for Africa's focus on good governance, equity, and financial transparency. It has been a pleasure to watch Aid for Africa grow over the years, broadening its influence and impact, and continuing to increase the visibility of Africa, the plight of many who live there, and showcasing creative and practical solutions to a range of challenges. I give Aid for Africa the strongest endorsement possible.

 
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