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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

63 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

1 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.


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!

2 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.

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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!