Sub Saharan Africa is rich in natural resources and the region has great potential for renewable energy. Yet, climate change, deforestation, and environmental pollution pose a serious threat its future. Solar solutions to energy use, habitat restoration, and clean water systems are just some of the issues covered by Aid for Africa members. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
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.
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.
Protects East-African wildlife--including endangered rhino and Grevy's zebra--through habitat protection, anti-poaching programs and by integrating wildlife conservation into economic needs of local communities.
Supports on-the-ground programs to save endangered elephants, cheetah, lions, painted dogs, and other African wildlife and their habitats. Engages local people as effective wildlife stewards.
Conserves world's wild cats, including the imperiled African lion, cheetah, and leopard. Works with local people and partners with nonprofits, scientific institutions, and local and national governments.
Plants trees in Africa and elsewhere through self-help reforestation and environmentally sustainable development projects. Provides technical training, planning, and tree seedlings to local groups.
Helps people breathe cleaner air, drink safe water, avoid violence, and preserve environments in Africa and elsewhere by cooking with free, zero emission solar energy.
Helps improve agriculture and health throughout Africa through the study of insects and natural processes. Promotes beekeeping and silk moth farms which provide incomes for poor families.
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.
Protects wildlife in the Masai Mara and other wildlife reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, through habitat conservation programs, anti-poaching efforts, youth education, and community development.
Works with partners in Africa and around the world to develop and sustain landscapes that produce food and support family livelihoods while protecting environmental diversity.
Conserves and restores African rainforests by empowering local men, women, and children through training, community development, research and education to preserve their natural heritage.