AIDAFRICA

Helping the very poor people of Uganda

Bakersfiled, CA   |  aidafrica.net

Mission

AID Africa is an organization dedicated to saving lives, rebuilding sustainable communities and bringing a hopeful future for the poor of the poorest in Africa. We work in collaboration with other partners and organizations.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Mrs. Nancy Bacon

Co-executive Director

Peter Keller

Main address

8713 Duncanson Drive

Bakersfiled, CA 93311-1912 USA

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EIN

93-1222635

NTEE code info

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Rocket Stoves

Efficient wood burning cooking stoves use just a third of the fuel of n open fire.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Aid Africa digs shallow well, shelters springs and repairs broken boreholes. The water table where we work is high so that we may hit water at 3 metres. We usually drill to 30 feet to assure a good head of water. Since we supply water a short distance from any homesteads, there is no source of e-coli. Heavy metals don't exist. We always have the water tested and it always comes back pure enough to drink.

Population(s) Served

Aid Africa plants, grow and distributes 1000s of trees every year. Fruit trees include Valencia oranges, improved mangoes, papayas, jackfruit, soursop, tangerines and bananas.

We distribute firewood trees including calliandra, yellow cassia and gmelina arborea. A family with just four trees will have enough fuel for cooking. They can harvest just a branch instead of cutting down the tree. Women don't have to go far to find fuel and they are safer from sexual assault. Trees also supply shade for homesteads. Other benefits are they are oxygen fixing and also slow deforestation.

Population(s) Served

Aid Africa visits rural communities with medical personnel for health fairs. These events include HIV testing and counseling, malaria testing and treatment, vaccinating girls for HPV and educational sessions on health, sanitation and hygiene.

Population(s) Served
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people
Farmers
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people
Farmers
Extremely poor people
Refugees and displaced people
Farmers

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our beneficiaries are rural villagers in Uganda. We conduct educational sessions with them so that they know who we are and what we do. Because we have several programs, we return to those villages several times. If, for instance, a water point breaks, anyone can call to tell us that a repair is needed. We are required by the United nations Gold Standard to which we adhere, to maintain our stoves in "as new" condition at least one a year. We visit every homestead and chat with the stove owner. If there are issues, they let us know. Because of the low literacy rate, in person communication works best.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, In person conversations,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In talking with women in the rural villages, we became aware of the problems of infection during child birth. Babies die because women have no clean way to give birth. We are starting a birthing kit program in 2022 to provide the basics for a successful and clean birth. It can save the lives of both the baby and the mother.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have always been open to input and comments from our clients. For instance, if we find someone who is very sick and need to go to the hospital, we'll just put them in our van and take them there. Whatever is in front of us, we try to address the problem the best of our ability.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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AIDAFRICA

Board of directors
as of 12/01/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Josh Farrar

Issa Otuukene

Aid Africe- Uganda

Peter Keller

Aid Africa

Irene Keller

Aid Africa

Adrian Hightower

Aid Africa

Nancy Bacon

Aid Africa

Katy Rodriguez

Aid Africa

Raymond Rodriguez

Aid Africa

Nancy Zimmerman-Boord

Aid Africa

Christine Kariuki

Aid Africa

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? No
  • Ethics and 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/1/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability