In 2009, Sub-Saharan Africa’s population reached 836 million people, almost half of whom live on less than $1 a day. Such widespread, extreme poverty is reflected in the region’s poor health care, lack of educational opportunities, and fragile infrastructure. Aid for Africa members support micro-credit projects, community training, sustainable transportation and other development programs. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
Provides talented, disadvantaged Kenyan youth with high school and university scholarships, intensive mentoring, leadership and job training, enabling graduates to successfully enter Africa’s workforce.
Ending rural Africa’s “energy poverty” by empowering women to become clean energy entrepreneurs and bring light, hope and opportunity to their families and communities.
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.
Transforming the lives of children born with clubfoot in Africa, and around the world, through low-cost, nonsurgical treatment, enabling them to live productive, healthy lives.
Saves lives, rebuilds sustainable communities, and creates hope for the poorest Africans through fresh water wells, tree planting, clean cook stoves, child healthcare, education, training.
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.
Brings sustainable, clean water to rural African communities. Builds wells and conducts hygiene and maintenance training with support from U.S. communities, congregations, and schools.
Bill and Melinda Gates Bust Myths about Development in Africa with Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” and the Science Guy
Supports Kenyan girls living in poverty to attend school through college; provides school construction, supplies, life workshops. Graduates become community teaching interns before entering careers.
Restores African children broken by war, who faced unspeakable brutality, in safe communities with loving, spiritual, and emotional care and effective education and training.
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.
Provides access to nutrient-rich fruits/vegetables by creating sustainable gardens with partners at African hospitals, orphanages, schools. Works with HIV/AIDS populations to improve nutrition/health.
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.
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.
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.
Promotes sustainable community-led development and positive social change. Empowers African communities to take action for human rights, democracy, and health through holistic, participatory and non-formal education.
Supports on-the-ground programs to save endangered elephants, cheetah, lions, painted dogs, and other African wildlife and their habitats. Engages local people as effective wildlife stewards.
Supports community-based health programs providing quality treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Togo, West Africa. Empowers local communities to establish and provide healthcare services.
Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture in conflict-affected regions of Liberia, Uganda and Rwanda assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
Conserves world's wild cats, including the imperiled African lion, cheetah, and leopard. Works with local people and partners with nonprofits, scientific institutions, and local and national governments.
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.
Brings clean, safe drinking water to people throughout Africa. Partners with local organizations to build and maintain wells. Uses 100% of donations for projects.
Rebuilding lives of child war victims in northern Uganda through scholarships, employment, school programs. Working to end current violence against children/families in Central Africa.
Alleviates suffering and injustice in Africa and elsewhere through education, microfinance, and community health programs. Builds wells, provides HIV/AIDS education and orphan care, and works to prevent human trafficking.
Plants trees in Africa and elsewhere through self-help reforestation and environmentally sustainable development projects. Provides technical training, planning, and tree seedlings to local groups.
Provides a high school education to 300 boys and girls in eastern Tanzania, by supporting Nianjema Secondary School. Funds teacher salaries, building construction and maintenance, and scholarships.
Provides medical services, supplies, health classes for women/children, clean water projects, and economic development, including microfinance loans, education, sustainable agriculture in Mali, West Africa.
Works to improve the literacy, health, and economic well-being of Maasai women in Kenya through scholarships for girls and community education.
Protects wildlife in the Masai Mara and other wildlife reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, through habitat conservation programs, anti-poaching efforts, youth education, and community development.
Works with partners in Africa and around the world to develop and sustain landscapes that produce food and support family livelihoods while protecting environmental diversity.
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.
Founded by a University of North Carolina graduate, US Marine. Supports sports programs, medical clinics, and girls' center in impoverished Kibera, Kenya. Named TIME magazine Hero of Global Health.
Assists African refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and war and torture victims, particularly women and children in Uganda and the US, helping to restore their self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect.
Supports grassroots projects that are saving African forests and building awareness of the environmental, economic, cultural and social importance of African forests in order to ensure they stay standing for generations to come.
Fights poverty in rural Ethiopia with a holistic approach to change. We apply 100% of donations directly to projects that lift up thriving communities. Since 2000, we have helped more than 5 million people change their lives.