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Aid for Africa, Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Health, Health Care, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

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 60 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.

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Being born from a poor humble family. Education to a child has been humbured and most children do not go to school. From a family of five at least you may get one child.The highest level might be junior 4 then drop to a shamba boy or house girl.I have taken the chance to help young girls and boys who are ready to learn as I seek someone who can hold them achieve their dreams.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization supporting an array of organizations working in Africa. Lean staff maximizes ever dollar donated. Great work!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We've been a partner of Aid for Africa for more than a decade, and their work mobilizing support for the critical grassroots activity that is making meaningful change on the continent has been so incredibly valuable to us. By offering both a platform for getting our message out and a network of organizations that we know we can rely on for advice and collaboration, they have decidedly improved our ability to make an impact.

Donor

Rating: 5

I am so impressed with the good work this organization is doing to help Sub Saharan Africans by the important network of assistance they have formed. So many schools, hospitals, medical and infrastructure projects have been helped through the support of Aid for Africa. I am happy to support their efforts and be a small part of so many strategic endeavor helping the lives of many children and families.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I join others in support for Aid for Africa. As a professional who has worked and seen a range of developing country programs for many years, the reach, connection and commitment by this organization is stellar; its support for its members is skilled and sustained. The importance of its mission was critical from the start and even moreso ion these challenging times.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization as it enables a person interested in Africa to have both broad and specific insights to a range of different non profits that benefit the region. For its members, it offers an umbrella to receive support both financial and otherwise in terms of sharing of methods and models to further the work of each individual member.

Having attended functions, I find the organization one that helps to bring thoughtful engagement with a wonderful intersection of art, education, and social good. the organization allows all who attend to learn about new opportunities for engagement, knowledge and commitment. Its members are open, engaging, and role models for us all. Its a very inspiring organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I’m very pleased to be a donor to Aid For Africa. Africa is a continent with many problems but much promise. Aid For Africa enhances the work of a significant number of smaller NGOs, providing valuable support, expertise, and coordination. I especially like that these NGOs emphasize girls’ education and women’s empowerment, as well as other important issues.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I appreciate the work that Aid for Africa does in improving lives and uplifting deprived, resource limited African communities. The people in poor countries have the same aspirations as those in rich countries — to have the same chances and opportunities, good health care, clean running water in their homes and high-quality schools for their children. Aid for Africa members work as a group to have a profound, positive effect on the people living in the communities that they serve. They do amazing work!

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization supporting charities in Sub Saharan Africa. I am especially pleased to support their programs promoting women. From girls education in primary and secondary schools to empowering women to start small businesses. Aid for Africa is helping build a better life for so many.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been personally supported by Aid for Africa in my graduate research, investigating the links between agricultural practices and chronic malnutrition in Mozambique. Aid for Africa made concerted effort to understand the scope of my work in context with the many organizations and research efforts it supports. Through working with the Aid for Africa, I truly believe its mission embodies the following quote by Margaret Mead: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” I can attest to the dedicated, collaborative, and holistic approach Aid for Africa takes to make a sustainable impact in Sub Saharan Africa. Aid for Africa is worth recognizing as an innovator in the non-profit world.

JGMarks

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa and its members are truly making a difference to men, women and children living in poor conditions throughout Sub Sahara Africa! I’ve been employed by Aid for Africa for 2 years, and am I am proud that my efforts go to help support many endeavors that are improving lives on a daily basis throughout Africa. Since Aid for Africa completes extensive due diligence annually to ensure that all of their member organizations are accountable and held to the highest standards of performance and financial integrity, donors know that their support is directly impacting lives in Africa! Without hesitation, I give Aid for Africa 5 Stars!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been aware of the good work AfA has been doing for many years. Their support of work on the ground in Africa is changing lives for the better. Particularly their support of girls education, a much needed discipline in this era of #MeToo.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa has been a champion for on-the-ground non-profit outreach in various parts of Africa. Our organization, Action Africa Inc has gained both access and exposure to other organizations through our partnership with Aid for Africa. This is so very important in developing collaboration and access to information and resources. The African continent is so huge and complex; it takes giant ideas and giant efforts to make a simple dent. Aid for Africa has a unique mission of bringing together many small organizational units, thus forming a strong and formidable group that is always ready for action. Africa is blessed in this effort.

3 Steve Hall.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I highly recommend supporting Aid for Africa. As a long time employee of H2O for Life, a non-profit also doing work in Africa, I can attest to the dedication and impact of their work. Aid for Africa has been a valuable partner to us and has positively helped support our program for many years.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Aid for Africa for almost a decade. They have been a supporter of many NGO's bringing vital services to the most needy in Africa. Through hard work, professionalism and vision, Barbara Rose and Aid for Africa have brought hope, partnership and funding to scores of organizations - and the people they serve.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I highly recommend Aid for Africa, as they are comprised with a wide-range of member working to make a positive impact in Africa. Aid for Africa supports a group of non-profits currently doing exceptional work in Sub-Saharan Africa and graduate students doing research. Without Aid For Africa I would not have been able to visit and conduct my own field research in Sub-Saharan Africa, working to improve agricultural systems in Rwanda.

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Donor

Rating: 5

 I would highly recommend Aid for Africa to anyone who wants to
support Africa.   This is a wonderful charity organization. Using their
website, it is so easy to make a donation to them, or any of their
partner organizations.  I am confident that your donation will be used
efficiently and will truly make a difference in Africa.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa comprises a wide variety of members focusing on issues in sub-saharan Africa, from wildlife conservation to well-building to education! Their members whose emphasis is on girls’ education are especially near and dear to my heart. I have supported a Maasai girl’s education for years through Aid for Africa. The work they do changes lives!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aid For Africa is a fantastic organization. They are an incredible source of information about nonprofits in Africa. They know the value of the small yet powerful nonprofits and give them the notoriety that they need and deserve. Barbara Rose is someone I have turned to often for advice or expertise and she has always been extremely knowledgable and helpful. You can always trust that your donation to this organization is going to make a substantial difference, whether it be the education of a girl, the protection of wildlife or ending the spread of HIV. I highly recommend Aid For Africa and have complete confidence and admiration for all they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is a fantastic umbrella organization that is amazing at empowering other lesser known charities. By donating to Aid for Africa, one can count on their donation going to a cause that matters and know that that cause is saving lives. Their team is dedicated to serving all of their clients along with making sure their network of organizations are meeting the best expectations. Aid for Africa is undoubtedly making the world a better place and I will always recommend them.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa's impact stretches across the present and into the future. By supporting a select group of non-profits currently doing field work and graduate students doing research, they are constantly up to date and having exponential impact throughout the continent of Africa.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Aid for Africa for over eight years and have found it to be truly deserving of a five star rating. The member organizations are all doing incredibly innovative work to help African communities rise out of poverty despite some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable. And because each organization has to meet extremely rigid financial and programmatic guidelines specified by the Combined Federal Campaign, supporters can have peace of mind that their donations are going to be well spent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For the past six years, I have been a volunteer with Aid for Africa . . . an organization I truly admire and respect. Its programs in Sub-Saharan Africa have a major impact on improving the quality of life for so many individuals, families and communities where the need is great and the outcomes are impressive. Aid for Africa is very efficient, and its work has major positive results.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is a unique organization that works with its partners to meet a broad range of health, safety, nutritional, educational and environmental needs facing the individuals and communities in Sub Saharan Africa.

In my opinion, there is no other organization which so effectively supports the efforts in local communities as they develop successful solutions to address their local needs.

I have been volunteering with this organization since 2010: during the fall, by traveling throughout the New England area – at no expense to Aid for Africa – to inform those attending workplace giving charity fairs about the outstanding work Aid for Africa does in Sub Saharan Africa; and year-round, by assisting with other activities as needed.

I cannot speak highly enough about Aid for Africa and what it accomplishes in addressing the needs of individuals and communities in Sub Saharan Africa.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa has positioned itself as a very dynamic leader in the management and promotion of effective processes that support dozens of other organizations that serve real needs of people on the African continent. For many years, our organization, Action Africa Inc, has depended on the guidance and support of Aid for Africa and its staff in reaching out to the public for support. Aid for Africa understands its clients; it especially understands how critical it is for all of us to succeed together in our goals and missions. It is especially in considering the total outcomes of the many initiatives of member organizations of Aid for Africa that one gets to appreciate the vast accomplishments of this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I worked with Aid for Africa for almost four years and in that time I found the director to be a knowledgeable and caring person and all of the staff to be dedicated to the mission. The work of Aid for Africa covers so many important issues such as girls' education, wildlife protection, and water availability. It was a privilege to work for an organization that contributes to the great work of so many other non-profits across the United States and Africa. One of the best things about Aid for Africa is their commitment to bringing their members together to find the best ways to work on the many issues that need attention and engagement in Africa.

2 adrianmholman

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Africa really needs help due to the fact that Islam has ravaged the continent for over 1,300 years.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Aid for Africa saves lives because the continent has been ravaged for centuries by Europeans and Americans stripping Africa of its resources. Also, Africans need help because Islam has left most of the continent in a horrid state. Support Aid for Africa because they support me in my social media endeavors. http://www.twitter.com/ahol888

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been working with Aid for Africa for over two years as a board member and I am very much satisfied with its professionalism, its commitment to its mission, its strong sense of responsibility toward its constituents, and its drive to move the organization forward. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful organization

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Donor

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is particularly effective in its commitment to support education and
other key issues that make a critical difference in communities throughout Sub Saharan Africa. AFA is also useful in providing regular updates for other member organizations committed to the same goals.


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Donor

Rating: 5

Aid For Africa is one of the few organizations supporting partnerships among organizations working in Sub Saharan Africa. As such it is an extremely valuable resource among members and the communities they serve. I am particularly impressed by their commitment to education for African girls and their mission to help these young people achieve their goals and full potential.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa, Inc is a great source of information and connectivity with organizations working on the ground across the African continent. As western-based mediators of complex natural resources challenges, my colleagues and I are continually looking for trusted partners who can help engage locally based stakeholders, and manage disputes and dialogue processes in the areas of impact. Aid for Africa's member organizations are key to helping us identify and engage with those organizations. Thank you AfA!

3 Alie C.

Donor

Rating: 5

I absolutely love Aid For Africa and the work that they do! I love to donate to them because I know that my donation is going to empower individuals, support education, and effectively bring resources to those that need them.

3 Phillip10

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been working with Aid for Africa for over a year, and they have repeatedly proven their commitment to their mission, a strong sense of responsibility toward their constituents, and an intense drive to move the organization forward. Other nonprofits could learn a lot from Aid for Africa!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having worked with Barbara Rose and Aid For Africa for years, I continue to be inspired by their dedication! Many groups have the talk, Aid For Africa has the walk.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The mission of Aid For Africa is inspiring. As the mother of a young woman I am particularly grateful for the work Aid For Africa is accomplishing with it's Girls Fund. The need is great and the results are truly global in scope. The organization is extremely well run by it's Executive Director, Barbara Alison Rose. With increasing strain on everyone's finances it's necessary to be prudent with donations. Aid For Africa is truly a sound investment.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

1 Care123

Donor

Rating: 5

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

1 VampireBrigade

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

2 Tiff_Harris

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is a dedicated NGO which supports a number of development organizations on the ground, working in areas such as education, health, water and sanitation, and women's empowerment. They also care deeply about research. As a graduate student, I was fortunate to receive a grant from them which allowed me to conduct field research in South Sudan.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is a highly efficient organization that provides a unique service to nonprofits working in Sub-Saharan Africa. The organization provides financial support to some 80 different organizations that furnish urgently needed services to tens of thousands of people across the Continent. What makes Aid for Africa particularly effective is its emphasis on science-based development and the links that it provides it members to advanced research institutions. This effort helps ensure that member organizations have easy access to the latest technology in the fields of agriculture, environment and health. Aid for Africa's board, which is fully supportive of this effort, places a high priority on good governance, equity, and financial transparency. The board's work is facilitated by a small, but uniquely qualified and committed staff of development professionals.

Ian_9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is a NGO that I have had the honor of volunteering for and I am pleased to say that, since they are the representative African Aid Organization for many different charity causes in Africa, I feel my time is well spent in helping them with my efforts. Aid for Africa does the hard work of ensuring that other non-profits have the resources to carry forward their individual visions, while being guided by its own clear mission of a united effort of service.

1 Christo26

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

During graduate school I volunteered for the U.N.'s ILO (via The Wharton School) in East Africa, serving Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda. I noted then the inefficiencies of so very many disparate Volags/Quangos/Nonprofits working only in silos, and then I learned about Aid For Africa's consortium-like/collaborative-esque approach -- kudos to Aid For Africa and its constituent members (and member donors).

hardygirl

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had a pleasure of working with Aid for Africa as a representative of a member organization for the past three years, and I could not be more impressed. AFA is a truly innovative coalition with strong, creative leadership at the helm. I'm particularly grateful for the AFA GIrls Education initiative, which benefits nonprofits who are working on the ground, increasing the number of girls enrolled in and completing school. Keep up the good work, AFA!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is an excellent organization that provides over 85 member NGOs with a unique opportunity to collaborate on issues specific to Africa. For example, every year members are brought together for a day-long workshop with guest speakers, group discussions, and a chance to connect with like-minded nonprofits. Member NGOs like the one that I work for - Maasai Girls Education Fund - also enjoy the benefit of participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). In every respect, Aid for Africa is an exceptional model for effective and efficient nonprofit work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I had the sincere pleasure of working with Aid For Africa and learning the details of how they support a wide range of great organizations around the continent. AFA's mission is distinct and a significant part of what makes them so valuable for the types of work their member organizations perform. Rather than trying to directly deliver many things for the myriad needs of Africa, AFA directly supports many small, targeted, tactical nonprofits that are on the ground in Africa delivering a range of services and supplies. Some of these members, I suspect, would barely be able to function without the financial and strategic support AFA is able to provide.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The dedication of the team at Aid for Africa is inspiring. I am the Executive Director of a member organization of Aid for Africa and have been working with them for five years. In every communication, meeting, or conference with them, their professionalism and passion for making a real difference is evident. In Africa, a place where a large sum of charity goes, they are making a direct and huge contribution with the work they are doing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended an extraordinary gallery event hosted by Aid for Africa in partnership with the Firelight Foundation. Cradles of all shapes and sizes that had been created by international artists were exhibited to bring focus to the plight of AIDS orphans worldwide, but most especially in Africa. Embracing art as a means to communicate this narrative was brilliant and moving. The event was attended by numerous supporters of Aid for Africa, which gave me a chance to learn even more about this important organization and its galvanizing efforts to develop support for the work of so many outstanding non-profits that provide such needed service for Africa. Aid for Africa does the hard work of ensuring that other non-profits have the resources to carry forward their individual visions, while being guided by its own clear mission of a united effort of service. I applaud its founder, Barbara Rose, and admire greatly the commitment of all involved.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I really enjoyed being on the board of this organization that leverages the work of many different organizations to make a larger positive impact in regards to many issues facing those living in Africa. They help support the work of many great organizations doing important work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been aware of Aid for Africa and the work for several years, through one of their member non-profits, African Children's Haven. I have visited or worked with three of ACH's Kenyan-based non-profits, beginning in 2009, and spent a week at a safe house (sponsored by ACH) for Masai girls fleeing early marriage and fgm in 2012. All three of the locally administered organizations in Kenya that I am familiar with are run with heart, compassion, integrity, high energy, and on a shoestring!

I follow the stories and results of the other Aid for Africa member non-profits through their newsletters and facebook posts, and am impressed with the scope, impact, and worth of their projects.

Sayydah G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I trust and respect Aid for Africa for its commitment and adherence to its mission.

Stanley2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is an essential life saving group of workers who empower, inspire and provide opportunities for Africans. Their valuable work includes introducing creative methods for making safe clean drinking water. This eliminates many of the water borne microorganism that cause illnesses that devastate whole populations. Another contribution is the use of fuel for cooking with innovative simple cooking ovens which drastically reduce the need for tree branches and twigs that have to be hauled for miles. ALL KUDOS to Aid to Africa. All the workers do so without financial compensation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa is an alliance of U.S.-based nonprofits and their African partners that empowers children, families, and communities throughout Sub Saharan Africa. Its grassroots programs include education, health care, wildlife conservation, agriculture, small business creation and more. Aid for Africa serves as a uniquely effective umbrella organization for a wide variety of amazing organizations, effectively uniting dozens of tremendous groups to maximize visibility, awareness of and support for a variety of important issues. The Aid for Africa Girls Education Fund, a special initiative of Aid for Africa, helps girls go to school and succeed in life.

African Childrens Haven

Client Served

Rating: 5

Aid for Africa supports a network of great non-profits that provide life-saving services to tens of thousands of people across Africa. One of its most important objectives is to support girls education. Aid for Africa recognizes and emphasizes that educated women raise educated children and that when women can care of their families everyone benefits. In addition, as a member of Aid of Africa, our small non-profit has benefited not only from the financial support we receive, but from our association with other member groups and the opportunity to collaborate with them in ways that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our programs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

There are so many unique, independent organizations working to provide services to Africa, and I value the work of Aid For Africa because they help to coordinate efforts, bring training and resources, and leverage the power of an alliance to benefit all service providers. It's wonderful to support a single organization that works to fight poverty, end hunger, combat diseases, educate girls, and care for animals. Aid For Africa is an incredibly important organization that deserves our support!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My first experience with Aid For Africa was about two years ago when I started my non-profit organization Hope For Hope and after we reached out to them we were given a chance to meet with Brett, one of the members of their team to discuss our work as an organization. After meeting with Brett in NYC we were invited down to Washington, D.C. to their annual conference and we were given the amazing opportunity to meet people from member organizations. It was a great opportunity. We continued to collaborate and work on ideas together and in the Fall of 2013 we hosted a joint fundraiser to benefit the Girls Education Fund and Hope For Hope's efforts. Working with Aid For Africa has been an amazing experience and the work that they do is some of the best that we have seen in the business. They gave us an amazing chance to work with them and we are forever grateful for that! The impact of their Girls Education Fund, I believe will be substantial.

Yvonne N.

Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot speak highly enough about Aid for Africa! The mission of this nonprofit is truely inspiring and I will continue to support them.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My nonprofit, Ghanaian Mothers' Hope, became an Aid for Africa member 2 years ago. As one of the smaller nonprofits in the membership, I am grateful for the leadership of Barbara Rose. Dedicated to helping nonprofits whose missions involve solutions to the incredible needs of the people, animals and environments of Africa, Aid for Africa provides exposure, financial support and most of all encouragement and direction for members. Several times a year members are invited to gather for discussions on leading issues surrounding work in Africa. The Girls Education Fund inspires all of us to do more for girls in Africa.