December 2013

 



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Member Highlights

Asante Africa Foundation

When children go to school in an environment of learning, support, and encouragement, they are able to realize their dreams.  Asante Africa Foundation partners with local leaders and educators in Kenya and Tanzania to create safe and healthy learning environments, strengthen teaching quality, provide merit-based scholarships, and promote leadership and entrepreneurship development.

Fistula Foundation

Fistula, a wrenching childbirth injury, devastates the lives of women in the world’s poorest countries and most rural areas where mothers still deliver babies without medical help. Fistula Foundation helps women with obstetric fistula, which causes incontinence and uncontrollable leaking of urine and wastes, through fistula repair surgeries, prevention training, and educational programs.  They restore women’s health, dignity, and lives within their families and communities.

Aid for Africa is a unique alliance of U.S.-based charities and their African partners dedicated to helping children, families, and communities throughout Sub Saharan Africa. Our grassroots programs focus on health, education, economic development, arts & culture, conservation, and wildlife protection in Africa.

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December 2013

 

Thank you for the support and interest you have shown in the work of Aid for Africa and its members in 2013. Throughout the year we shared with you stories of our members and their partners who are changing lives on the ground in Sub Saharan Africa. We told you about our Aid for Africa Endowed Scholar, whose work in South Sudan helped answer questions about malnutrition. And we shared with you stories of girls and young women who are able to attend school because of scholarships they received.  Below are some memorable highlights of our year.  Please help us build  our programs in 2014 by making a year-end donation. Thank you for helping Africans help themselves.

Saving Africa’s Wildlife
The African elephant and rhino populations have been devastated in recent years as the market for horn and ivory skyrockets and global crime syndicates cash in. But the world is taking notice and action though efforts on the ground and throughout the world. Read more     

Bringing the Unseen Face of Refugees into Focus
A refugee girl in Africa is at risk of sexual violence and exploitation, an early arranged marriage to an older man she has not met, and a life without medical care or education. A lens into the lives of refugees shows the courage and struggle they face and highlights critical work being done on their behalf. 
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Training and Support for Fathers
Through training opportunities, a local wildlife organization, and a business grant, dads are building great futures for their families and their communities in Sub Saharan Africa. Read more

Making Progress in the Battle against AIDS
The number of new HIV infections in Sub Saharan Africa fell 40 percent between 2001 and 2012.  And AIDS related deaths dropped by 22 percent. There are three factors that have helped turn the tide.  Learn what they are.


Providing a Future for Girls Through Education
In developing countries, particularly in Africa, it’s all too common for girls to be excluded from formal education.In Sub Saharan Africa, some 16 million girls are not in school.  Aid for Africa shows its commitment to girls education through the Aid for Africa Girls Education Fund.  Supporters of the fund, which uses 100 percent of all donations to get girls in school and keep them there, are helping us send more girls to school in Africa.  Learn the five reasons we think it’s important to educate girls.

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