African Solutions to African Problems

Empowers South African women caring for orphaned and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in isolated areas through community-based health, education and development programs. Provides a proven path to well-being, dignity and a brighter future.

South Africa has the highest number of HIV-positive people in all of Africa. As the pandemic matures, the number of children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS rises to staggering heights, placing an ever-increasing burden on the poorest of communities.

african-solutions-photo1African Solution to African Problems (ASAP) has a decade of experience of working in isolated, deeply rural, South African communities which have been overwhelmed by the catastrophic affects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  We have a well-established drop-in center model that we have replicated in a number of communities to provide a wide range of integrated services that enable communities to care for orphans and vulnerable children.

ASAP works closely with carefully selected women’s groups that currently provide services to more than 13,000 children and 700 child caregivers through multi-faceted programs.  These programs include building centers where services are delivered to children, establishing organic food gardens to improve the nutrition of children, providing financial support to keep children in schools, facilitating access to health care and health care training for children and their carers, initiating psychosocial support interventions for children, youth and child caregivers, strengthening communities through youth development and library projects, and providing on-going training for the women who run the centers to build their expertise in all areas of their work, including project management and financial oversight.

At the heart of our approach is working with the women to understand how best we can help them to improve their services, develop sustainable organizations, expand their reach to more children,  and achieve their community development goals.

Contact Information

African Solutions to African Problems
306 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
T: (518) 828-0005
F: (518) 784-2251

African Solutions to African Problems
156 Main Road, Muizenberg 7945
Cape Town, South Africa
T: +27 (0)21 788 2642
F: +27 (0)21 788 2705

Financial Information

African Solutions to African Problems is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: For many of the orphans and vulnerable children who visit ASAP drop-in centers, the home-cooked meals they receive are often the only meals they have each day.
Photo: After attending ASAP-funded permaculture training funded by ASAP, Eunice Langa and village women harvest fresh garden produce that provides nutritious meals for 52 children.

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How your donation will help these children:

  • $10 buys two laying hens. One egg gives necessary protein for a child.
  • $20 buys three fruit trees for new orchards (plums, peaches, pears, oranges, and apples) to provide nutrition.
  • $50 buys eight blankets to keep children warm this winter.
  • $100 provides five children with school uniforms and shoes, which are necessary to attend school.
  • $200 buys a set of garden tools: rake, spade, pitchfork, hoe, sickle, watering can, hose, and chicken wire to keep out the goats.
  • $500 buys a steel trunk with toys, books, crayons, and other items to stimulate the curiosity of a class of nursery school students.
  • $1000 buys a playground with swings, slide, climbing frame, and see-saw made with recycled steel.

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To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

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