Food production in Sub Saharan Africa, which is predominantly practiced by women, is threatened by poor growing conditions, a lack of technology, and limited opportunities for farmers to sell their surplus. Aid for Africa’s member organizations work to improve yields, introduce trees on farms, and identify other successful strategies to raise incomes and improve household nutrition. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
Provides quality, community-driven medical care and local development projects--particularly for women and children. Saves lives and transforms communities in Burundi, East Africa.
Provides access to nutrient-rich fruits/vegetables by creating sustainable gardens with partners at African hospitals, orphanages, schools. Works with HIV/AIDS populations to improve nutrition/health.
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.
Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
Earth Institute works throughout Africa and worldwide to reduce poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy, and environmental degradation through cross-cutting scientific research, education, and implementing practical solutions.
Helping poor women in Northern Kenya start sustainable small businesses so they can survive droughts and feed and educate their children.
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.
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.