The Africa Fund was set up in 2001 to make a difference to communities we had met in East Africa. It came on the back of 7 years of visits we had made to churches in Uganda, and then later Kenya, Tanzania & Dr Congo, and from the outset has set out to work through relationship with trusted individuals and groups.
We don’t operate as an anonymous fund that anyone can apply to for help; our aim is to work through the network of friendships we have developed, where we can follow up the work through regular visits. These are made by church-based teams (who pay their own way) that return to the same places year after year, building on the relationship and offering encouragement and skills where appropriate.
Our aim is then to support with ‘seed funding’, assisting sustainable development in urban and rural settings. The projects are not devised or managed by us, they are the product of the inspiration and hard work of our African friends. It is a privilege to be partners with them in this work.
We keep our overheads to the minimum, with people volunteering their assistance. If you join with us in supporting the Africa Fund, you can be sure that what you give will be used to make a difference to lives in Africa.