Like everywhere, it has been a very challenging time in Southern and Eastern Africa. However, it’s because of the generosity of our donors that we have been able to quickly adjust our plans and continue supporting our communities and teams. Thank you for showing us that it’s possible to make impact from anywhere in the world. We are so for your undying support, whether near or far.
This fight is long from over - daily COVID-19 cases across the continent are still rising, but we hope with you by our side that we will be able to make it through anything that comes our way. To continue helping our communities and teams, please make a donation here.
In the past 5 months, we have:
Started the construction of 3 new primary school classrooms in Zambia
Employed local tailors and our Women’s Group to make 850 masks for students, families, and shop owners in Tanzania and Zambia
Set up 20 hand-washing stations at schools and in communities in Zambia and Tanzania
Provided 155 disinfectant packages to community members in South Africa and Tanzania
Spent three months buying produce from our Farmers of the Future participants and donating it to a local food parcel initiative in South Africa
Donated books and school supplies to students trying to learn from home in South Africa
Provided food parcels to 25 members of our partner organizations in South Africa
Supported the nutrition program at the Langoni Old People’s Home in Tanzania by supplying weekly fruit
Held COVID-19 training and awareness workshops to community and family leaders in Tanzania
Set up a solar hydroponics farming system to prepare for the return of our Farmers of the Future program in South Africa
Distributed 160 bags of mealie meal (maize) to our Sponsor a Child students and their families
Supported nursery schools in Tanzania with three months’ worth of porridge for their breakfast program
THANK YOU, a million times over!
Ps – Have you read our 2019 Annual Report yet? The stories in this little book of impact reminds us that there is so much to fight for beyond this pandemic. Check it out here!
I hope this message finds you healthy and happy. It is difficult to stay positive during these tough times, however I myself have gotten through this time by thinking about the incredible impact you have all made and will continue to make on the people and environment across the African continent.
For a lot of the communities we work with, there is unfortunately a lack of awareness around how contagious and serious the virus is, and everyone's susceptibility to it. A lot of lost jobs is leading to an increase in food insecurity, and little access to healthcare is concerning for many.
African Impact has had to go into a temporary hibernation due to travel bans, however the Foundation is committed to staying present in the communities by continuing critical activities and providing COVID-19 support - handing out disinfectant packages, setting up hand washing stations, continuing nutrition programs, translating information posters into local languages, and keeping in touch with beneficiaries via telephone where possible.
To better support organizations, GlobalGiving has recently modified their Terms and Conditions to allow us to use any unspent donations from January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 on our most urgent needs during this difficult time. With a shift in priorities and situation, we hope to use the money raised to re-hire staff on the ground to carry out critical activities under the Foundation while African Impact is in hibernation.
Your support means so much to us and we look forward to continuing this journey with you. To say thank you, we wrote a little song for you: Watch the video here!
Sarah Nielsen African Impact Foundation Impact Manager
PS – We’ve created a Foundation Facebook Group to stay connected, spread positivity, and share project updates. Come join the fun!
The United Nations World Wildlife Day is a global celebration of the beautiful and richly diverse forms of wild animals and plants on our planet. It is also an occasion to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits they provide to people and to drive discussions and work towards transformative change on the urgent threats facing them.
Here in the Greater Kruger Area we wish to celebrate all species both big and small! Help us do this by supporting the Adopt a Camera Trap campaign, to allow us to continue researching a variety of species found here in the bush!
Nearly a quarter of all living species are at risk of extinction. This is a threat to humanity, and we must tackle it by pushing for a more sustainable relationship with nature and its resources
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