Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Amsha Africa Foundation

  • Dallas, TX
  • https://www.amshaafrica.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Program
  2. Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect Program
  3. "Dear Friend" Pen Pal Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We  typically work in areas where the local population lives in abject poverty with less that $1 a day and having a high percentage of HIV infection.  We currently have grassroots operations in Kenya and have pending applications for non-profit status in various sub-saharan african countries. AAF primarily works with registered community based organizations in rural Africa.

ruling year

2009

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mr. Tony Abuta

Keywords

Self-reported

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

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EIN

26-3259654

 Number

1904841751

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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)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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In the fiscal year 2013, Amsha Africa Foundation hosted 9 training workshops and offered 12 free testing for health in various communities in Kenya, Zambia, and Nigeria.
 
We also mobilized over 5,000 members of the communities living in and around Nairobi's Kibera, Huruma, & Kawangware slums, Zambia's Livingstone City, and Nigeria's Lagos City to dig pit latrines and clean the drainage systems to remove waste. 
 
Amsha Africa Foundation also helped construct five 2500 gallon water tanks and 10 pit latrines for various Orphanage in Kisumu Kenya and Livingstone, Zambia that hosts over 500 orphans combined and donated 105 desks, 450 school uniforms, and
accessories such as pens, books, & sanitary towels worth over $5000 to the orphanages in Kenya and Zambia.
 
Amsha Africa Foundation also partnered up with other like minded organizations in the U.S. and provided over 4 metric tonnes of vital shipments of medical aid to areas in Kenya that desperately needed relief in the semi arid regions of Turkana, Kajiado, and Mandera.
 
Amsha Africa's Dear Friend Penpal program connected over 200 children in Africa with Penpals in the U.S. in the FY 2013.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Program

Water, sanitation, and hygiene are all critical to reducing the burden of water-borne diseases.
We work with a community based groups to find effective sanitation approaches that will contribute to a world where children and families lead healthier, more productive lives.
We aim to develop scalable business models and technologies capable of moving communities we work with from unsustainable to sustainable sanitation services across the sanitation value chain.
We invest in technologies and methods for increasing sustainable access to clean water and hygiene.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect Program

We work with our partner organization in an effort to stop child abuse and neglect and educate communities in Kenya.
We support children who are forced to work for their survival and work with schools in Income Generating Activities to support children under situations that would lead to neglect and drop outs.
Our program helps create child protection teams within rural communities and helps create an organization of lawyers that offer free legal services to children whose rights have been violeted.
We also participate in research activities on children's right, such as street children

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 3

"Dear Friend" Pen Pal Program

The goal of the Dear Friend pen pal program is to sustain long-term, 1:1 relationships between as many pair of U.S. and Kenyan children as possible, and to help all participating children achieve literacy goals, heighten their cultural awareness, and feel the joy of knowing another child across the world cares about them.
This project will preserve the art of letter writing for our generation's children, teaching them to communicate well through the written word.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$5,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    AAF's goal for FY 2014/2015 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.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We  typically work in areas where the local population lives in abject poverty with less that $1 a day and having a high percentage of HIV infection.  We currently have grassroots operations in Kenya and have pending applications for non-profit status in various sub-saharan african countries. AAF primarily works with registered community based organizations in rural Africa.

Funding Needs

We need funds to empower the impoverished people we work with; by making gainful productive economic activities possible; enabling them to regain their basic human dignity; have their self esteem restored; take charge of their lives; and take care of their children and families. We need  funding toalleviate suffering in Africa as we implement solutions to the systematic factors that have lent themselves to the perpetuation of a vicious cycle. Amsha Africa Foundation is built on a concept that makes sound economic and business sense, thereby lending itself to a charitable organization of choice for corporation and companies.

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Amsha Africa Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Tony Abuta

BIO

Tony, a native of Kenya is the founder and executive director of the Amsha Africa
Foundation. "Amsha" is a Swahili word meaning "wake udisease, illiteracy, unemployment, substandard housing and poor
sanitation within these villages. Tony became interested in creating the foundation through the
experiences of his childhood and many return visits to Kenya and other
third world countries. He says that he “realized how blessed and
privileged I was living and working in America, and how much of a
difference I can make by starting a foundation that will lift the poor
out of poverty with dignity.” In 2008, with the help of his sister and
mother, Tony began to implement the ground work of the foundation in
Kenya. They worked closely with community groups, local authorities,
and other non-profit organizations to find programs best suited to the
mission of the Amsha Africa Foundation. Tony now visits Kenya each year
to oversee any ongoing programs that the foundation is supporting.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Amsha Africa is seriously committed to ensuring that  over 90% of your contribution goes directly to our project work in Africa, supporting those who need it most. We work very hard to keep our administrative costs as low as humanly possible and will be accountable for every penny contributed.

Our funds go directly to sustainable projects in the community at the grassroots."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Tony Abuta

No Affiliation

Term: June 2008 - June 2013

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?