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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.
Helps communities in Zimbabwe affected by poverty, poor education, and HIV/AIDS improve their own lives through programs that teach self-reliance.
Helps communities in Africa achieve economic and social justice through grassroots programs in education, HIV/AIDS prevention, and food security, implemented with collaborative, self-reliant volunteers.
Helps African orphans and children living in extreme poverty lead healthier, more productive lives. Priority programs emphasize the education, well-being, and safety of young girls.
Conserves and restores African rainforests by empowering local men, women, and children through training, community development, research and education to preserve their natural heritage.
Eradicating poverty in rural Ethiopia through an innovative and integrated approach with community initiatives in microcredit, clean water, education, healthcare, irrigation and animal health.
Helps African children, families and communities through a network of charities providing healthcare (HIV/AIDS, malaria), education, food, economic improvement, conservation, wildlife protection, and arts programs.
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.
Improves healthcare in Guinea, West Africa, with medical supplies, clean drinking water, disease prevention, and mobile laboratories. Saves children’s lives through surgeries/ treatment for hydrocephalus.