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In Sub-Saharan Africa, children are threatened daily by poverty, illness, and illiteracy. Rural women face high rates of death in childbirth and almost all the responsibility for family care. The family structure is fragile and weakening due to AIDS, war, and urbanization. Aid for Africa members support children in school, provide safe havens for orphans, advocate for funding for children’s issues. They prevent and treat fistula, work to prevent rape and trafficking, and help women start small businesses. Members help families build wells, create employment, and improve health. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.

Education For All Children

We provide talented, disadvantaged Kenyan youth with high school and university scholarships, intensive mentoring, leadership training and career preparation, enabling graduates to successfully enter Africa’s workforce.
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Solar Sister

Recruiting, training and mentoring women to run small solar light and clean-stove businesses in Uganda, Nigeria and Tanzania in order to eradicate energy poverty in communities without electricity.
CFC# 77082

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HEAL Africa USA

Supports healthcare, education, community action, and leadership development, primarily in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, preventing and treating HIV, gender-based violence, illness, and infant mortality.
CFC# 36794

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African Food and Peace Foundation

Promotes community-based development projects in rural Uganda by providing financial and strategic resources. Our established partner organizations address education for women and girls, food security, agricultural innovation, and entrepreneurship.
CFC# 91656

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miraclefeet

Transforms the lives of children born with clubfoot through low-cost, nonsurgical treatment, enabling them to live active, productive, and healthy lives. Reaching 24,000 children and counting, our vision is a world free from disability caused by clubfoot.
CFC# 66319

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African Rural Development and Sustainability Organization

Creates hope for the poorest of the poor in African villages by locally manufacturing and distributing clean cook stoves, digging and repairing fresh water wells, and cultivating and distributing fruit trees to ensure a sustainable future.
CFC# 90593

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Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa

Educates impoverished girls, mostly orphans, through school scholarships in Malawi, East Africa. Provides innovative after-school leadership and school-to-work programs to ensure success and change lives.
CFC# 71831

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Helping Children Worldwide

Strengthens communities by serving vulnerable children and families. We work with local partners in Sierra Leone, including Child Rescue Centre and Mercy Hospital, focusing on education, family stability, mother and infant mortality and child malnutrition.
CFC# 44370

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Water to Thrive

Brings clean, safe water to rural African communities. Builds wells and conducts hygiene, sanitation and maintenance training leading to long-term sustainability of the water projects. Supported by U.S. individuals, communities, congregations and schools.
CFC# 91057

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Asante Africa Foundation

Ensures quality holistic community-based education in East Africa by creating safe learning environments, strengthening teacher effectiveness in the classroom, and providing scholarships and leadership development for the next generation of change agents.
CFC# 72159

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Young Heroes Foundation

Provides community-led economic, medical and psychological care for HIV/AIDS orphans in Swaziland, southern Africa. We are the only organization helping the neediest children throughout the country.
CFC# 34082

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BEADS for Education

Improves the status of Kenyan girls through education. Maasai girls face early marriage as young as 15 often for lack of money for school costs. We link girls from 5th grade to college with educational sponsors. Our girls become teachers, nurses and more.
CFC# 83026

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ChildVoice International

Restores the voices of children silenced by war. Operates therapeutic communities for adolescent girls and their children providing trauma counseling, education and vocational training, with the aim to return them home empowered and transformed.
CFC# 93598

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H2O for Life

Provides clean drinking water and sanitation to African schools through programs with U.S. schools. Your donation will support water, sanitation and hygiene education (WASH) to schools in Africa through our educational partner school campaign.
CFC# 80300

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Ghanaian Mothers’ Hope

Empowers the future leaders of Africa through education and health care initiatives. Our programs teach children to read and provide health education and clean water to families.
CFC# 24228

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The Fregenet Foundation

Provides primary education to needy children in Ethiopia through schools that also serve their communities with programs focused on health, poverty reduction and gender inequality. Our state-of-the-art school is a model for other downtrodden areas.
CFC# 33713

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Worldwide Fistula Fund

Restores and protects the health and dignity of the world's most vulnerable women and girls by healing and preventing devastating childbirth injuries through surgery, education & vocational skills, capacity building doctor training and community advocacy.
CFC# 82491

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Aid for Africa

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.
CFC# 11069

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Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children

Provides medical relief to underserved children in Sub Saharan Africa and the developing world by creating health clinics and providing preventative health education programs and community outreach. We provide medical mission opportunities for volunteers.
CFC# 11019

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Women’s Microfinance Initiative

Empowering women across East Africa to improve their lives with business training, support groups and small business loans through village loan programs. Administered by local women, we have helped over 12,000 women and issued $4.5 million in loans.
CFC# 40340

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Tostan

Empowers African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights through holistic, participatory and non-formal education, ensuring that every person is able to live a life of dignity. non-formal education.
CFC# 23328

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Africa Classroom Connection

Builds and improves schools in South Africa and Malawi serving children ages 5 to 21, 40% of whom are AIDS orphans. We work to get buildings built, provide emergency funds to help kids stay in school, and facilitate cultural exchanges/overseas travel.
CFC# 58293

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Hope Through Health

We are ending preventable deaths of women and children in Togo, West Africa, by creating a primary healthcare system that works for those who need it most. We do this by integrating high quality community health workers with high quality health centers. 
CFC# 41924

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African Childrens Haven

Helps African orphans and children living in extreme poverty lead healthier, more productive lives. Program priorities emphasize the education, well-being, and safety of young girls and the fight against female genital mutilation and childhood marriage.
CFC# 19142

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charity: water

Brings clean, safe drinking water to people in Africa and the developing world. Partners with local groups to build and maintain wells. Works where the need is greatest and monitors results for sustainability. So far, brought 7 million+ people clean water.
CFC# 79221

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African Services Committee

Conducts HIV testing, prevention, and AIDS support in Ethiopia. Provides health, legal, housing, and social services to African immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers in the US.
CFC# 11880

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Invisible Children

Works to end violence and exploitation facing our world’s most isolated, vulnerable communities, starting in central Africa. We support local African changemakers who connect communities, prevent violence, build resilience and sustain long-term solutions. 
CFC# 50299

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Ubuntu Education Fund

We are putting South Africa’s orphaned and vulnerable children on a pathway out of poverty by providing world-class household stability, education, and health support from cradle to career.
CFC# 12187

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World Hope International

Works to holistically alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice in Africa and around the world through clean water, education, agribusiness, anti-trafficking, health and emergency relief initiatives.
CFC# 11639

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Medicine for Mali

Collaborates with partners in Mali, West Africa, in a sustainable approach to improve lives in the villages through medical aid, education, public health, micro-finance loans and clean water wells, while promoting friendship across cultures.
CFC# 12171

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John Dau Foundation

We provide life-saving medical and famine relief services to refugee populations within South Sudan.
CFC# 22143

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Maasai Girls Education Fund

Works to improve the literacy, health, and economic well-being of Maasai women in Kenya through scholarships for girls and community education.
CFC# 11265

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Lubuto Library Partners

Creates model public youth libraries in Africa as safe havens for all, including children with disabilities, out-of-school or AIDS-affected. Advocates for and educates librarians to address needs of all young people with targeted resources and programs.
CFC# 12370

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Green Belt Movement International

Started by Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, we provide income to hundreds of thousands of Kenyan women and families through tree planting. We mobilize for women’s rights, good governance, civic empowerment, and the environment.
CFC# 35418

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Fistula Foundation

Helps women with obstetric fistula, a wrenching childbirth injury that leaves over a million women incontinent and, too often, cast out from their communities. We provide life-transforming surgeries to end the suffering and restore women’s health.
CFC# 11521

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East African Center for the Empowerment of Women and Children

Helps women and children living in extreme poverty in rural Kenya to help themselves through high-impact, cost-effective health and education programs and small-business development.
CFC# 12297

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Children of Uganda

Empowers African orphans living in extreme poverty to lead healthier lives.  Priority programs emphasize the education and well-being of Uganda’s most vulnerable children and their guardians.
CFC# 11638

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Carolina for Kibera

Develops and supports local leaders, catalyzes positive change and alleviates poverty in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Driven by local needs, our programs advance health, education, ethnic cooperation, gender equality and economic development.
CFC# 11016

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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.
CFC# 34002

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Arlington Academy of Hope

Transforming communities in rural eastern Uganda through education and healthcare via a model primary school for 350 students, educational support for 450 students in high school and beyond, and two health clinics serving 20,000+ patients per year.
CFC# 11640

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Alliance for African Assistance

Empowers refugees, immigrants and other struggling communities in Uganda and the United States to break the cycle of poverty and the legacy of war through resettlement support, educational sponsorships, and financial assistance.
CFC# 12364

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African Aid Organization

Focuses on helping young people engage in the fight against HIV/AIDS through HIV Awareness clubs implemented in African schools. Our work includes interventions designed to help girls and boys avoid at-risk behaviors and stop the transmission of HIV.
CFC# 23942

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Action Africa

Helps children in Sub-Saharan Africa lead healthier, more productive lives. Our work supports education, health, early preparation against pandemics, safety, particularly for orphans and girls, who face greater risk for violence, neglect and illness.
CFC# 55633

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A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Fights poverty in rural Ethiopia with a holistic approach to change. We apply 100% of donations directly to projects that lift up families and help create thriving communities. Since 2000, we have helped more than 5 million people change their lives.
CFC# 31756

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