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2014 Top Accomplishments

Below is a selection of accomplishments of the Aid for Africa alliance made possible by donors to Aid for Africa and its member organizations. These numbers are approximate and conservative.  They represent thousands of individual stories of lives changed and progress made. We believe these accomplishments convey how Aid for Africa’s grassroots member organizations leverage big results.  Find the Aid for Africa members that contributed to this list here.


  • 2.7 million books were distributed throughout Sub Saharan Africa to schools, libraries, and learning centers, many of which previously had none.
  • 1,300 primary school students—half of them girls–in Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Uganda received scholarships to attend school.
  • 2,800 students–1,700 girls–received scholarships to attend secondary school in Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
  • 1,500 students, more than half of them women, from throughout Sub Saharan Africa were supported in university or post-high school vocational training.
  • 38,000 adults, most of them women, participated in literacy/education classes.
  • 25,000 bicycles were given to students–including 17,000 girls–teachers and school volunteers so they could travel quickly and safely to school.
  • 468,000 students benefited from new schools, classrooms, latrines, libraries and equipment.


  • 2 million people received general health services throughout Sub Saharan Africa.
  • 226,000 pregnant woman and new mothers living with HIV participated in mother-to-child transmission prevention programs in ten African countries.
  • 4,800 women in 19 African countries received fistula surgeries. Fistula prevention and post-surgery reintegration programs helped more than 30,000 women throughout the region.
  • 243,000 women received from women-specific health services, including screening for cervical cancer.
  • 168,000 adults and children received HIV testing, anti-retroviral treatment or medical care for HIV/AIDS.
  • 20,000 people received leprosy treatment, training, and socioeconomic services in six countries.
  • 1 million people benefited from malaria control programs in 11 countries.
  • 6.5 million people benefited from improved sanitation and education on good hygiene practices throughout the region.
  • Medical supplies worth $2 million were shipped to 13 African countries, including Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, countries most affected by Ebola.
  • 30,000 youth in six African countries received sex education or attended gender workshops.

Economic Development

  • 700,000 people participated in community–related activities focused on understanding attitudes related to governance, health, education, economic growth, and the environment.
  • 26,000 people who received financial, training, and mentoring support to start small businesses.
  • 15,000 women received business skills training, seed capital, microfinance loans, and independent banking services in 10 African countries.
  • 263 men and women were trained as bicycle mechanics.


  • 15 million trees were planted in Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda,
    South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.
  • 56,000 people received training on preserving their environment and creating livelihoods through tree planting, including nursery establishment, agroforestry and sustainable land management.
  • 5,000 fuel-efficient, low emission stoves were distributed and used in communities in Tanzania and Uganda.


  • 1 million people received access to clean water from newly constructed or rehabilitated boreholes, gravity-fed systems, hand-dug wells, and latrines.
  • 3,200 reservoirs, hand-dug wells, latrines, and other water distribution projects were constructed or rehabilitated.


  • 96,000 farmers in eight countries learned alternative and environmentally friendly pest and soil fertility management technologies.
  • 20,000 people received training on establishing nurseries and forest garden management.
  • 3,000 people benefitted from farming and livestock cooperatives and household gardens in Burundi and Kenya.

Social Justice

  • 10,000 refugees throughout Sub Saharan Africa facing life-threatening danger were identified and protected.
  • 400 trafficked women and children in Sierra Leone received shelter and a path to better life.
  • Social justice programs to support children’s rights and protection helped hundreds of children throughout Sub Saharan Africa.

Wildlife Conservation

  • 53,000 individuals, including farmers, students and households participated in wildlife/habitat protection training and education programs. 100 rangers received wildlife conservation training.
  • 13 students from Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe were supported for master’s and doctoral degrees in wildlife and conservation.
  • 5,000 faux leopard capes were distributed to replace leopard capes worn in certain religious ceremonies and reduce the killing of leopards.
  • Thousands of animals, including African wolves, cheetah, elephants, Grevy’s zebra, lions, leopards, okapi, painted dogs and rhino, were studied and protected in Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

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