Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Amsha Africa Foundation

Dallas, TX

Mission

Amsha Africa Foundation ("AAF") is a 501(c)(3) non-denominational, nonprofit organization that enhances the living standards in African slums and villages, by supplying these communities with clean water, food, medical aid, hygiene kits, and mosquito nets; by providing capacity building programs, literacy and enrichment, housing, sanitation aid, and agricultural education; and by rebuilding schools and giving them desks, computers, uniforms, and school supplies.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Amsha Africa Foundation's main mission is to encourage and facilitate the initiation of community based projects that are acceptable, affordable, sustainable, and aimed at improving the welfare of the communities we work with.

We are 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.

Our programs over the past years have shown great success and we are looking forward to partner with donors, community groups, and individuals to enhance our vision and mission.

Ruling Year

2009

Principal Officer

Mr. Tony Abuta

Main Address

P.O. Box 798043

Dallas, TX 75379 USA

Keywords

africa, charity, hunger, well, water management, aids, kenya, orphan, sponsor and orphan, health, malaria,East Africa, Sub-saharan Africa, church,poverty, disaster, kilimanjaro, maasai mara, Kisumu, Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru

EIN

26-3259654

 Number

1904841751

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

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AAF's goal for FY 2016/2017 is to continue creating child protection teams within rural communities and help create an organization of lawyers that offer free legal services to children whose rights have been violated.

We also have goals for investing in technologies and methods for increasing sustainable access to clean water and hygiene in 5 different sub-Saharan countries and promote sustainable agriculture through aquaponics training and implementation in these countries.

>Be in touch with key stakeholders in the communities that we are working our projects and conduct research to identify what matters most to the people we serve and what's important to them when planning a project.
> Realistic planning - ensure our strategic plan is achievable by being realistic in our goals and get feedback from our volunteers, employees, and community groups before implementing. We don't want to set our strategies for failute.
> Communication - Clearly communicate the expectations and resources available for the strategies in order to achieve the plan. Recognize and celebrate the results once accomplished.
> Select a champion to drive the implementation process. The champion will be an influential board member or community leader who has the respect and attention of other volunteers; a strategic thinker who understands the value of planning, who is directly involved in helping create the plan, and who can positively redirect resistance. This person will be a team motivator, ensuring the investment in planning pays dividends through an organization-wide, systemic approach to implementation.
>Equip the implementer with tools to promote their success.

Amsha Africa Foundation has strong partnerships with local communities and organizations in the countries we work in and has influence and respect to help foster a plan within the community.

Amsha Africa Foundation also has a strong team of dedicated volunteers with years of experience that are capable of driving the implementation process to fruition.

Amsha Africa Foundation has successfully implemented over 85 programs in 12 sub-Saharan countries over the past 9 years and is well capable in meeting the goals of any new project planned using our effective methodology.

For FY 2016/2017 our mid-FY progress is to increase our child protection teams to 10 within rural communities and add at least 3 lawyers to our team that offer free legal services to children whose rights have been violated.

We also would like to see at least 5 aquaponics training and implementation in Kenya and Tanzania before the end of FY 2016/2017.

AAF's so far this year increased our child protection teams to 8 within rural communities.

We are still working to find pro-bono lawyers in Sub Saharan Africa for our free legal services to children whose rights have been violated. So far, we have just secured 1 this FY.

We have had 3 aquaponics training sessions in Nairobi, Kenya and 2 implemented aquaponic projects so far.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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