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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Development, International Economic Development, Microfinance

Mission: Lift up africa, a washington state nonprofit corporation, works with individual african communities to reduce extreme poverty. Projects and programs are developed through collaboration with african community leaders, use of local labor and materials whenever possible, and concentration on basic needs such as clean water, basic health care, reliable and sustainable food and energy sources, education, and employment. We accomplish these goals through direct funding of projects and support of projects that we fiscal sponsor. Lift up africa supports several projects in kenya, tanzania, uganda, and lesotho through direct support, partnership and fiscal sponsorship

Programs: Hamomi children's center is a primary school whose mission is to improve the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in the slums of nairobi. Hamomi has provided comprehensive care to 160 orphaned and vulnerable children and 14 staff members by providing access to education, medical care, food, social services and investment in local entrepreneurship.

african volunteer core is a service corps for africans to do long-term volunteer work in african-initiated development projects. The goal of africa volunteer corps is to strengthen local initiatives by providing them with a qualified, consistent, and culturally-fluent workforce while simultaneously providing employment experience as well as travel and networking opportunities to our corps members. Africa volunteer corps was able to provide stipends for living expenses, to emerging leaders in tanzania, allowing them to devote a year of service to their community, and gain the skills necessary to shape a positive future for africa.

big bang philanthropy - multiple projects seeking to alleviate profound poverty

support to various projects in africa, including:scope - lift up africa provided seeds and tree starts to 40 schools to begin tree farming. With our implementing partner, scope, also providing community trainings, these schools have been empowered through this sustainable project which is providing a source of food production and income generation. Sanchat - two new playgrounds have been funded to provide a fun and safe play space for children's development at the maasai joy school and at the sanchat restart center. As the students take a break from their studies to play, they are using the playgrounds to build teamwork, sportsmanship, and friendships, all very important aspects to a child's social development. Aic childcare center - we have increased services to students with disabilities. Through donations secured by lift up africa, the 89 children at the aic childcare center have received new mattresses and the therapists have received new therapeutic equipment all of which will assist in the treatment of children's physical disabilities and recovery after corrective surgeries. At the end of 2014, the oliva project was launched in uganda. This program is providing special education training and services to two schools that focus on the needs of students with intellectual disabilities. Hope high school is a high performing, english-immersion high school that takes on the job of educating over 480 young people after government-sponsored schooling ends in 7th grade in mafeteng, lesotho.

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John-Michael O.

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Rating: 5

This is the best non-profit organization. Their staff is amazing and down to earth. I love working with Lift Up Africa. They have tremendous support and they are helping people at the same time.