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In Sub-Saharan Africa, children are threatened daily by poverty, illness, and illiteracy. Rural women face high rates of death in childbirth and almost all the responsibility for family care. The family structure is fragile and weakening due to AIDS, war, and urbanization. Aid for Africa members support children in school, provide safe havens for orphans, advocate for funding for children’s issues. They prevent and treat fistula, work to prevent rape and trafficking, and help women start small businesses. Members help families build wells, create employment, and improve health. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.

Education For All Children

Provides talented, disadvantaged Kenyan youth with high school and university scholarships, intensive mentoring, leadership and job training, enabling graduates to successfully enter Africa’s workforce.
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Solar Sister

Ending rural Africa’s “energy poverty” by empowering women to become clean energy entrepreneurs and bring light, hope and opportunity to their families and communities.
CFC# 77082

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HEAL Africa USA

Supports healthcare, education, community action, and leadership development, primarily in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, preventing and treating HIV, gender-based violence, illness, and infant mortality.
CFC# 36794

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African Food and Peace Foundation

Invests in groundbreaking programs for African women’s leadership and education. Supports Uganda’s first rural university for women, catalyzing innovation in agriculture and rural communities.
CFC# 91656

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miraclefeet

Transforming the lives of children born with clubfoot in Africa, and around the world, through low-cost, nonsurgical treatment, enabling them to live productive, healthy lives.
CFC# 66319

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African Rural Development and Sustainability Organization

Saves lives, rebuilds sustainable communities, and creates hope for the poorest Africans through fresh water wells, tree planting, clean cook stoves, child healthcare, education, training.
CFC# 90593

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Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa

Educates impoverished girls, mostly orphans, through school scholarships in Malawi, East Africa. Provides innovative after-school leadership and school-to-work programs to ensure success and change lives.
CFC# 71831

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Helping Children Worldwide

Transforming children's lives in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Partners with local organizations to combat child labor, promote education, and reduce infant and mortality rates.
CFC# 44370

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Water to Thrive

Brings sustainable, clean water to rural African communities. Builds wells and conducts hygiene and maintenance training with support from U.S. communities, congregations, and schools.
CFC# 91057

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Asante Africa Foundation

Ensures quality holistic community-based education in East Africa by creating safe learning environments, strengthening teacher quality in the classrooms, and providing scholarships and leadership development.
CFC# 72159

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Young Heroes Foundation

Provides community-led economic, medical and psychological care for HIV/AIDS orphans in Swaziland, southern Africa. The only organization helping the neediest children nationally.
CFC# 34082

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BEADS for Education

Supports Kenyan girls living in poverty to attend school through college; provides school construction, supplies, life workshops. Graduates become community teaching interns before entering careers.
CFC# 83026

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ChildVoice International

Restores African children broken by war, who faced unspeakable brutality, in safe communities with loving, spiritual, and emotional care and effective education and training.
CFC# 93598

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H2O for Life

Provides clean drinking water and sanitation to African schools through programs with U.S. schools. Your donation will support water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) to schools in Africa through our educational partner school campaign.
CFC# 80300

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Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope

Provides village-based health/education projects in Ghana, West Africa, so children can attend school, lead healthy lives. Our public preschools, playgrounds, health centers benefit whole villages.
CFC# 24228

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The Fregenet Foundation

Provides primary education to needy children in Ethiopia through schools that also serve community health needs, ultimately reducing poverty, AIDS, gender inequality, political oppression.
CFC# 33713

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Worldwide Fistula Fund

Restores and protects the health and dignity of the world's most vulnerable women and girls by healing and preventing devastating childbirth injuries through surgery, education & vocational skills, capacity building doctor training and community advocacy.
CFC# 82491

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Aid for Africa

Empowers poor African children, women and families to escape poverty through community-based self-help programs that improve health, expand education, create businesses, and protect wildlife.
CFC# 11069

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Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

Provides medical relief to underserved children in Africa and developing countries worldwide via the establishment of pediatric health clinics and medical mission opportunities for volunteers.
CFC# 11019

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Women’s Microfinance Initiative

Empowering women across East Africa to improve their lives with business training, support groups and small business loans through village loan programs. Administered by local women, we have helped over 12,000 women and issued $4.5 million in loans.
CFC# 40340

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Tostan

Promotes sustainable community-led development and positive social change. Empowers African communities to take action for human rights, democracy, and health through holistic, participatory and non-formal education.
CFC# 23328

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Africa Classroom Connection

Builds and improves schools in South Africa and Malawi serving children ages five to 21, 40% of which are AIDS orphans. We work to get buildings built, provide emergency funds to help kids stay in school, and facilitate cultural exchanges/overseas travel.
CFC# 58293

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Hope Through Health

Supports community-based health programs providing quality treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Togo, West Africa. Empowers local communities to establish and provide healthcare services.
CFC# 41924

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African Childrens Haven

Helps children living in extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa lead healthier, more productive lives. Our work supports education, health, sanitation and safety, particularly for orphans and girls, who face greater risk for violence, neglect and illness.
CFC# 19142

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charity: water

Brings clean, safe drinking water to people throughout Africa. Partners with local organizations to build and maintain wells. Uses 100% of donations for projects.
CFC# 79221

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African Services Committee

Conducts HIV testing, prevention, and AIDS support in Ethiopia. Provides health, legal, housing, and social services to African immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers in the US.
CFC# 11880

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Invisible Children

Rebuilding lives of child war victims in northern Uganda through scholarships, employment, school programs. Working to end current violence against children/families in Central Africa.
CFC# 50299

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Ubuntu Education Fund

Helps South Africa's orphaned and vulnerable children access higher education and employment by providing world-class household stability, educational, and medical support from cradle to career.
CFC# 12187

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World Hope International

Alleviates suffering and injustice in Africa and elsewhere through education, microfinance, and community health programs. Builds wells, provides HIV/AIDS education and orphan care, and works to prevent human trafficking.
CFC# 11639

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Medicine for Mali

Provides medical services, supplies, health classes for women/children, clean water projects, and economic development, including microfinance loans, education, sustainable agriculture in Mali, West Africa.
CFC# 12171

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John Dau Foundation

Realizing the dream of John Dau--Lost Boy and genocide survivor--to provide healthcare in South Sudan. Builds/maintains medical clinics, trains community health workers.
CFC# 22143

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Maasai Girls Education Fund

Works to improve the literacy, health, and economic well-being of Maasai women in Kenya through scholarships for girls and community education.
CFC# 11265

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Lubuto Library Partners

Builds beautiful libraries as enriching safe havens for African orphans and street children, and engages U.S. students in developing excellent book collections for Lubuto Libraries.
CFC# 12370

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Green Belt Movement International

Started by Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, provides income to millions of Kenyan women/families through tree-planting. Mobilizes for women’s rights, good governance, civic empowerment, and the environment.
CFC# 35418

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Fistula Foundation

Helping women with obstetric fistula, a wrenching childbirth injury, through fistula repair, prevention, and educational programs--restoring women’s health and dignity throughout Africa and beyond.
CFC# 11521

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East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children

Helps women and children living in extreme poverty in rural Kenya to help themselves through high-impact, cost-effective health and education programs and small-business development.
CFC# 12297

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Children of Uganda

Gives a hand up to orphans and vulnerable youth in Uganda by providing them with quality education, basic healthcare and skills training for self-reliance.
CFC# 11638

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Carolina for Kibera

Founded by a University of North Carolina graduate, US Marine. Supports sports programs, medical clinics, and girls' center in impoverished Kibera, Kenya. Named TIME magazine Hero of Global Health.
CFC# 11016

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African Solutions to African Problems

Supports community-based programs and women’s networks to help them better deliver life-affirming care for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
CFC# 34002

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Arlington Academy of Hope

Provides education and healthcare to poor children in rural Uganda. Runs model school, supports 600 elementary, secondary, university students, and provides healthcare to a community of 10,000.
CFC# 11640

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Alliance for African Assistance

Assists African refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and war and torture victims, particularly women and children in Uganda and the US, helping to restore their self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect.
CFC# 12364

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African Aid Organization

Supports and educates children in Africa with HIV/AIDS, meeting their special needs and bringing joy to them and their families. Provides prevention education to youth.
CFC# 23942

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Action Africa

Supports rural villages in Nigeria and Sierra Leone by surrounding children with care, learning, and training; free medical clinics for families; micro-loans for entrepreneurial women.
CFC# 55633

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A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Takes an innovative and integrated approach to lifting families out of poverty in rural Ethiopia through community initiatives in clean water, education, healthcare, microfinance loans.
CFC# 31756

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