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.

Children face immense challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, every thirty seconds, a child dies of a treatable disease, complications from HIV/AIDS, or hunger. Since 2000, Action Africa has worked with local communities to meet these challenges through diverse on-the-ground programs that focus on the issues of health, education, economic self-sufficiency and human rights.

action-africa-photo2For example, Action Africa’s Surround-a-child sponsorship program provides children with the resources necessary to break out of the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and dependency. With a sponsor’s $12 monthly contribution, a child is able to go to school and receive nutritional and health support.

Action Africa mobilizes entire communities to launch and sustain life-changing programs and self-help initiatives. Thousands of children have been motivated to stay in school, avoid risky behaviors and contribute to human progress in their own villages by volunteering. Our five-year campaign, which ends in 2012, seeks to provide support for one million at-risk children, helping them to enter and stay in school.

Other programs help families to launch and run small businesses, provide supplies to medical clinics, and dig wells to ensure access to safe drinking water. Local volunteers are enlisted in most programs, including village leaders, teachers, social workers, pastors, and medical professionals.

Contact Information

Action Africa, Inc.
2903 Mills Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20018
T: (202) 529-8350

F: (202) 529-1912

Financial Information

Action Africa, Inc. is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.

Banner photo: Action Africa Local volunteers working with children in a village.
Photo right: School children on their way to success.
Photo left: American volunteers with African children.

Donate Now to Action Africa, Inc.


  • $12 a month provides for one child’s educational, nutritional and health needs.
  • $100 provides training and capital to help a family run a business and develop economic self-sufficiency.
  • $500 will provide the supplies needed for 350 children to attend weekend youth activities and value-formation programs aimed at HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • $1,000 buys medicine and supplies for a medical clinic that can serve up to 1500 people.
  • $14,000 will provide a deep village well, with a pump and reservoir tanks, ensuring a clean drinking water supply for more than 20,000 people.
  • $25,000 helps establish a vocational training center that will provide youth with the skills they need for meaningful employment.

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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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