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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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

Review from Guidestar

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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.

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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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.

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.