December 2010

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Aid for Africa is a unique partnership 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.

Member Highlight:
John Dau Foundation

John Dau Foundation
The John Dau Foundation is fulfilling the dream of the former “Lost Boy” and genocide survivor John Dau to provide healthcare, including desperately needed maternity services, in the remote, war-torn region of Southern Sudan. The Foundation builds medical clinics and trains community health workers. Many of the 2,000 patients seen by clinic staff each month have never seen a medical professional before. Because of the remoteness of the region, medical supplies are air-lifted into the area. Learn more about John Dau Foundation.

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Thank you federal civilian and postal employees and military personnel who contribute to Aid for Africa and its members through the CFC, which runs through January 2011.

As 2010 nears its end, Aid for Africa and its members wish to thank you for your support and interest during the year. We look forward to sharing our accomplishments with you in 2011.

South Africa PartnersUnique Holiday Gifts
Aid for Africa website’s Shop page features beautiful artwork, jewelry, crafts and more. This holiday season, we invite you to browse our members’ collections as you finish up your shopping. Your purchases will help support the work of the Aid for Africa members featured. Learn more

Aid for Africa Members In the News
Barron’s 2010 list of 25 Best Givers, compiled with the Global Philanthropy Group, highlights the founders of two Aid for Africa members:

Donna and Philip Berber’s A Glimmer of Hope Foundation focuses on alleviating poverty in Ethiopia. The Berbers “cluster” their projects—building wells and schools and funding new businesses–to serve adjacent communities. Repayment of the their microfinance loans is 98%.

F. K. Day, founder of World Bicycle Relief, who began distributing bikes in Sri Lanka after the Asian tsunami, now distributes durable 55-pound bikes across Africa for students and health workers and trains mechanics to keep them running.

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Making Progress for Vulnerable Children affected by HIV/AIDS
ASAPDecember marks recognition of the world’s AIDS crisis. Nowhere is the crisis more severe than in Africa. One Aid for Africa member offers an innovative approach for the children affected. African Solutions to African Problems supports local women’s organizations that run community day-care centers for HIV/AIDS orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. Children arrive at the centers each morning for school, meals and love. Local women receive training to run the centers. The result: healthy and happy children and sustainable community institutions employing local women.

U.S. Secretary of State Supports Girls Education
At a recent TEDtalk Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “Send a girl to school even just for one year and her income dramatically increases for life, and her children are more likely to survive and her family more likely to be healthier for years to come.” Learn about Aid for Africa’s Girls Education Fund.

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