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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

73 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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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.