Amsha Africa Foundation is a non profit organization determined to enhance the living standards and common good of people within some of the world's poorest villages in Africa by reducing chronic social concerns such as hunger, disease, unemployment, illiteracy,substandard housing, and poor sanitation.
Below are our core programs:
Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene (WASH) Program
We work with 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.
Child Abuse Prevention Program
We work with our partner organization in an effort to stop child abuse and neglect and educate communities in sub-Saharan Africa. 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 violated.
"Dear Friend" Pen Pal Program
Dear Friend is a pen pal program which was created and is operated by Katie Burke. Katie partners certain aspects of the program with Amsha Africa Foundation. 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. T