Amsha Africa Foundation is determined to enhance the living standards and common good of people within some of the world's poorest villages and slums in Africa by reducing chronic social concerns such as hunger, disease, illiteracy,unemployment, substandard housing, and poor sanitation.
What we do:
- Encourage and facilitate the initiation of community based projects that are acceptable, affordable, sustainable, and aimed at improving the welfare of the community.
- Assist people from impoverished families by encouraging, education, and training them to undertake some of the urgently needed obligations such as:
- Basic education and training.
- Health care fundamentals.
- Creating self sustainable homes.
- Saving the environment.
- Preventing wife battering.
- Small and micro enterprises development.
- Assist children and orphans living with HIV/ AIDS and rehabilitating street children.
- Helping the girl child in matters on female genital mutilation, sanitation, abuse, and rape.
- Providing basic education and vocational training courses to young people from impoverished communities with an aim of developing their personality and talents.
- Promoting charitable projects for the disadvantaged victims of famine, floods, and other calamities. These charitable projects are aimed at rehabilitating the victims of disasters by providing them basic needs and teaching them different ways of earning a living in order to get back on their feet.
- Encouraging contribution and active involvement from members of the community, schools, churches, governments, corporations, etc, to carry out the work of poverty reduction in communities where destitute children are a norm and create awareness on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in order to promote behavioral changes among people living in the affected areas.
- Facilitate the creation of self-employment by starting informal sector development activities such as the "jua kali" initiative in Kenya.
- Promote the production of low-cost building materials, home crafts, and handcrafts.
- Train adults in modern farming techniques, health, environment, family planning, and assist them to acquire managerial skills, and provide information on starting small scale businesses.
- Provide grants for strengthening and expansion of microfinancing programs that empower the poor to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity through access to financial services and education.