• AAF Aquaponics Project

    AAF Aquaponics prototype project with a simplified and affordable design.

  • AAF Dear Friend Program Participants

    AAF Dear Friend Program Participants

  • AAF Humanitarian Mission

    AAF is actively involved in supplying vital food and medical supplies to areas in need around the world.

  • AAF Famine Relief Program

    AAF has supplied over 50,000 boxes of foodsupply to famine areas around Africa.

  • AAF Tree Planting Program

    AAF Tree Planting Program. Over a million trees planted around Africa.

  • AAF Aquaponics prototype

    Harvest of lettuce in our aquaponics prototype after 3 weeks.

  • AAF Eyeglass Distribution

    AAF Eyeglass Distribution in Kisumu, Kenya in partnership with Eyes on Africa

  • AAF Eyeglass Distribution

    AAF Eyeglass Distribution in partnership with Eyes on Africa in Mombasa, Kenya

  • GuideStar awards AAF the Gold Star
  • AAF Community Outreach

    AAF Community Outreach

  • Helping Harvey evacuees from South East Texas

    We are working with a number of organizations directly assisting the Harvey evacuees that are looking for volunteers and collecting supplies. Read more here.

  • AAF Eyeglass Distribution

    AAF Eyeglass Distribution program in partnership with Eyes on Africa in Nairobi, Kenya

  • AAF Orphanage Assistance Program

    AAF has assisted hundreds of orphans in rural Africa gain meaningful education and move to safe institutions which AAF helps construct and sustain.

  • AAF Water & Sanitation Program

    Completed borehole construction in Taita region of Kenya.

  • AAF Community Outreach

    AAF community outreach program in rural Africa.

  • AAF Humanitarian Program

    AAF Humanitarian Program partners with various community organizations in distributing famine relief and other supplies to help communities suffering in difficult times.

  • AAF Sustainable Housing

    AAF funds construction of environmentally friendly houses to poor communities in rural Africa.

  • AAF Aquaponics Program

    Harvested fish after 6 months in our prototype Aquaponics project.

  • Child Abuse & Prevention Program

    AAF works with local communities and partner lawyers to help prosecute and stop child abuse and neglect and educate communities in rural Africa.

  • AAF Aquaponics Project

    AAF aquaponics prototype project - floating raft.

  • AAF Water & Sanitation Program

    AAF Water & Sanitation Program - clearing land for borehole construction.

  • AAF Water & Sanitation Program

    AAF Water & Sanitation Program - constructing a borehole with the community

 Our Projects

We plan, coordinate, and fund several projects in partnership with local communities and organizations in the countries we work in, building strong relationships in the process.

Our Partners

We partner with corporations, governments, other non profit organizations, and registered community organizations.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in learning more about our programs or if you have any questions.

Get Involved

We are looking for volunteers that will help us with our ongoing projects and to fundraise and raise awareness for our organization. 

Amsha Africa Foundation Water and Sanitation Program


  

Amsha Africa Foundation at Springs Ministry Orphanage-Kisumu, Kenya


 

August 2010

Amsha Africa distributing eyeglasses at Mbuni village in Kenya. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album .php?aid=200877&id=581861626















January, 17 2010

Medical Mission Meeting at UT Southwestern University in Dallas with UT-Southwest students to plan upcoming trip to medical mission trip to Kenya.


January,2010

New Board Member! Katie Burke has joined Amsha Africa Foundation's board of Directors. She is a family law attorney, mediator, and writer, who lives and practices in San Francisco. Prior to entering law school, she earned a master's degree in Counseling.

December 2009

Holiday Cards from Kids in the U.S.

Children from various schools in California and Arizona make hand-made holiday cards that are going to be distributed to orphans and orphanages in Kenya.


AAF supported project "The Ndekero Challenge" is the Grand Prize $20,000 Winner!
We are proud to announce that ''The Ndekero Challenge: A Systems Approach for Rabbit Keeping by a Rural Community in Partnership with a Commercial Rabbit Farm'' is the Grand Prize winning idea of the Africa Rural Connect 2009 Contest.

Read more at: http://arc.peacecorpsconnect.org/node/802
Thank you for all that participated in endorsing this project and commenting on it.

Amsha Africa Foundation teams up with eBay and is now part of the eBay Giving Works program.



You can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here's how:
Buy:
You can find whatever you are looking for on eBay; from baseball cards to new cars and more. When you do, shop for items that benefit us. You can get a great deal and support our causes that benefit the poor at the same time! Shop now to support Amsha Africa Foundation. http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=35399

Sell:
You can also support Amsha Africa Foundation when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great. Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices
than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you're at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees. Sell now to support Amsha Africa Foundation!
http://donations.ebay.com/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=3539

November 2009

Partnership with Tom Thumb
AAF is now a member of the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program. The AAF account number is 12257.

Here is how it works:
Please go to your nearest Tom Thumb/Randalls store and apply for a free Reward Card. Fill out the Good Neighbor program section and the top part of a Reward Card Application, indicate the AAF Account # 12257 and return it to the Courtesy Booth. That's it! Once your Reward Card is linked to AAF's account every time you make a purchase using your Reward Card, the total purchase will be automatically credited to AAF. Tom Thumb will keep a running total of our account, and a check for 1% of the total is sent directly to AAF.
and print the goodneighbor program form to link to your rewards card below:
https://www.amshaafrica.org/TomThumbGoodNeighbor





November 7, 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation officials were in Mwatate, Taita Taveta on Nov. 7th to initiate a tree planting and community sustainable development event. Pictures are in our online photo gallery and Facebook page.

October 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation completes phase 2 of the water and sanitation project in Mwatate, Coast province Kenya.

September 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation completes phase 1 of the water and sanitation project in Mwatate, Coast province Kenya. You can read the report below: Mwatate Water Report.

August 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation becomes a partner of causes.com



July 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation launches "Sponsor a Well program" & International Volunteer Program that will allow individuals and groups from outside Kenya & Africa to volunteer in projects ran by the foundation.

Amsha Africa gets listed on Guidestar.org.

June 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation opens up a channel on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/amshaafrica

May-June 2009

The Nairobi Kawangware Slum Project
Amsha Africa Foundation will initiate projects in the Kawangware Slums in Nairobi, Kenya.These projects are geared to establish awareness among adults and children on the various health management issues, and come up with sustainable strategies to ensure proper waste disposal in the slums. In addition, free testing on diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C, eye and dental problems will be offered as well as training workshops that will be geared in teaching the local community on self-help programs.

er-bottom-color: #cc9900; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">February, 2009 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation joins bttradespace. You can visit our tradespace athttp://amshaafrica.bttradespace

January, 2009

Amsha Africa Foundation Everywhere campaign starts. We are now listed on Facebook,Myspace, Flickr, Linkedin,Twitter, among other online entities.

December, 2008

Amsha Africa Foundation staff from the U.S. and Africa met in Nairobi, Kenya to assess ongoing projects.

October 2008

Amsha Africa Foundation is granted tax exempt status from U.S. Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the internal revenue code. EIN 26-3259654, DLN 17053153003029

October 6, 2008

Amsha Africa Foundation's Director Janet Shali and Project Co-ordinator Ken Itangata present a written proposal to run the Gatina Nursery School in Kawangware to the commitee that manages and owns the school. The proposal is being reviewed by the school's managing commitee, pending further action.

October 1, 2008

Plans to open a computer donation center underway in Dallas. Goal is to get enough used computers to ship to Kenya by end of November. Used Computers - Pentium II or better are needed for this drive.

September 24, 2008

The Kawangware School Project: A plan to have Amsha Africa Foundation run a delapitated school the Kawangware area of Nairobi has been launched. The school is currently owned by a 15-member local commitee. The school caters for nursery (kindergarten) & lower primary children. Amsha Africa Foundation team in Nairobi led by Director Janet Shali, held a meeting with members of the commitee that owns the school in an effort to assess what can be done to rehabilitate the school and improve the learning environment of the children attending the school. Several recommendations were made including having Amsha Africa Foundation run the school. A meeting will be scheduled between Amsha Africa Foundation & the full 15-person commitee that owns the school to finalize any recommendations made during the preliminary meeting.

September 22, 2008

Mckell Favrot, a Human Rights minor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, joins Amsha Africa Foundation's promotional & volunteer team in the U.S.

September 19, 2008

Ken Itangata who is based in Nairobi, Kenya takes on responsibilities as Amsha Africa Foundation's point of contact with local authorities, village elders, and residents of various Nairobi slums/villages in an effort to determine high priority projects & needs that can be supported by the Foundation.

August 25, 2008

Amsha Africa Online store at cafe press is launched. Proceeds from purchases go to Amsha Africa Foundation's work.

Dominion Central Links for Development:
Project (Click on link): Community Empowerment and Resource Mobilization through Media-Mwanedu FM

Project Summary:

Dominion Central links for Development shall use its radio as a tool to speak to different communities in Coast Province. One of the advantages the radio has is the independence over its programme content. The programmes shall feature human rights abuses, impunity and government's apathy towards its citizenry. The radio station also intends to fully educate the communities on harmonious co-existence and ways to avoid another post election violence in 2012. There is great need to empower the youth so that they can prepare for leadership in the years ahead as they are not polluted with elements of tribalism and nepotism as the older generation who have continued clinging to power with or without the peoples' consent.

The radio station runs programs on human rights, good governance and accountable leadership. Opinion leaders of the communities and professionals are invited as guests to discuss important community issues. There is always a duty bearer in every program to bear responsibilities. There are also programs on land rights as Coast Province has suffered historical land injustices.

 

Virtual Reality Systems -Kenya
Project (Click on link):
Virtual Reality Systems
Project Summary:
VRS is working to provide services in all facets of ICT; be it in repair, servicing or maintaining of computers and peripherals or in programming, training or networking. Also web site design and development, intranet and internet maintenance. VRS also works to provide services in the area of mineral surveys and mining, site appraisals and price evaluation of economic minerals found in the country.

 

Amsha Africa Foundation works with entrepreneurs, self-help groups, and micro finance institutions to provide capacity building which incompasses technical assistance, awareness raising, risk-assessment, and organizational development.

We pool the generosity of people like you to provide carefully chosen entrepreneurs in the poorest parts of Kenya with small loans. The loans help these hardworking but impoverished individuals and self help groups build retail, manufacturing, farming, or other businesses. If you've heard of microfinance, that's what this is: small loans that can have a very big (and lasting) impact in the life of entrepreneurs, their family, and their community. 

When you fund a loan, your money is wired to our appropriate loan officer who disburses the loan to the entrepreneur in need. They also receive the loan repayments and provide you with updates. You'll watch as the life of an entrepreneur (and hopefully yours too) is transformed.

Why Fund a Loan?

The world of finance isn't kind (and is often nonexistent) to those living in poverty. Most poor entrepreneurs, while struggling to build a business, don't have access to credit or financial services. Some don't have the means necessary to get started, and for many, many more, they simply have no place to go other than a loan shark. The financial infrastructure we take for granted in the western world sadly doesn't exist for the hardworking poor in developing countries. That's why your loans are so vital. 

We will be listing the profiles of the entrepreneurs in need of loans in this website for funding. You will be able to choose the entrepreneurs your funds will be going to and you will be updated on how your funds are helping the business you funded.

When the loan gets paid in full, it is recycled to another entrepreneur. Imagine, your original donation being paid back and then going to work to fund another loan. You're improving not only the lives of your original recipient and their family, but also the lives of the next, and the next, and the next; thus the impact within the community is compounded.

We currently have a number of entepreneurs that we support, below is a sample. 

Mwasima Mbuwa Self Help Group

Project: Water and Sanitation Project

Project Summary:
Project is aimed at constructing 2 boreholes and build 10,000 gallon water tanks to store the water pumped from these wells. In addition, this project is also going to construct water harvesting systems such as rooftop water systems which involve three primary components: catchment, conveyance, and a collection device. The catchment will be the slanted corrugated iron sheet roof top. The conveyance instruments will be the gutters that transport the rainwater into the collection device. The rainwater is then stored in the collection device until its use.

Greenline Conservers

Project (Click on link):Land Degradation/Gullies Rehabilitation and Hill Slope Stabilization

Project Summary:
The proposed project aims to promote restoration of natural resources (soil and water) to revamp Agricultural activities hence poverty reduction in the focus area. The main purpose of the project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of advocacy and awareness rising in environmental management using Vetiver Systems (VS) as part of the solution in perennial challenges of soil and water conservation in the Division.

Mseto Community Self-Help Group

Project (Click on link): Agro-Herbal Integrated Processing Plant

Project Summary: Jemacroda Herbals & Alternative Medicare is a legal herbal practicing entity owned by Joseph Mwamburi Mulombi of MlambenyiVillage, Modambogho Sub-location, Mwatate Location in Mwatate District. The herbal practice was initiated by the need to provide an affordable range of medicines and remedies for the majority poor in Taita. Persistent hunger and unending poverty within the society makes this health management programme important. The proposedcommunity initiated herbal processing project would not only provide income for the active players but also improve the health and welfare of the community at large.

Dominion Central Links for Development

Project (Click on link): Community Empowerment and Resource Mobilization through Media-Mwanedu FM

Project Summary:

Dominion Central links for Development shall use its radio as a tool to speak to different communities in Coast Province. One of the advantages the radio has is the independence over its programme content. The programmes shall feature human rights abuses, impunity and government's apathy towards its citizenry. The radio station also intends to fully educate the communities on harmonious co-existence and ways to avoid another post election violence in 2012. There is great need to empower the youth so that they can prepare for leadership in the years ahead as they are not polluted with elements of tribalism and nepotism as the older generation who have continued clinging to power with or without the peoples' consent.

The radio station runs programs on human rights, good governance and accountable leadership. Opinion leaders of the communities and professionals are invited as guests to discuss important community issues. There is always a duty bearer in every program to bear responsibilities. There are also programs on land rights as has suffered historical land injustices.


Virtual Reality Systems -Kenya

Project (Click on link): Virtual Reality Systems

Project Summary:
VRS is working to provide services in all facets of ICT; be it in repair, servicing or maintaining of computers and peripherals or in programming, training or networking. Also web site design and development, intranet and internet maintenance. VRS also works to provide services in the area of mineral surveys and mining, site appraisals and price evaluation of economic minerals found in the country.

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Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information. We can even match you up with an entepreneur that is not yet featured on our website, based on your preferences.


 

Kawangware School Project:

A recent visit to the Gatina Self-help school in the Kawangware Slums by the Amsha Africa Foundation team to assess the needs of the school.

Orphanage Project in Kisumu, Kenya

We are actively trying to raise funds to purchase land in Kisumu City so that we can build an orphanage that will cater to the growing number of orphans in this region of Kenya. Kisumu and the western portion of Kenya are the hardest hit with the AIDS epidemic. In addition to building an orphanage, we are also planning on building a school in the land that we will purchase. The school will cater to the orphans we will be assisting. Estimates currently show we will need atleast $300,000 to make this project a success.

We are helping re-build run down schools, toilets, donate desks, computers,school uniforms, and accessories such as pens,books, & sanitary towels to girls.

ons orphans by donating school supplies,uniforms, food, and paying school fees in a variety of orphanages and households across Kenya. We are currently working on a pen-pal matching program between the orphans we support in Kenya and children of similar ages in the U.S.A. More details to come.




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