In 2009, Sub-Saharan Africa’s population reached 836 million people, almost half of whom live on less than $1 a day. Such widespread, extreme poverty is reflected in the region’s poor health care, lack of educational opportunities, and fragile infrastructure. Aid for Africa members support micro-credit projects, community training, sustainable transportation and other development programs. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
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.
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.
Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
Helps African orphans and children living in extreme poverty lead healthier, more productive lives. Priority programs emphasize the education, well-being, and safety of young girls.
Conserves and restores African rainforests by empowering local men, women, and children through training, community development, research and education to preserve their natural heritage.
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.
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.
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.