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African American Self-help Foundation

Category: International

The Foundation, a member of the Samaritan Group, a coalition of organizations on four continents that share a passion of saving the world one child at a time, was founded in 1981. The Foundation is based on the principles that each life is of infinite value to God and that people have both the opportunity and responsibility to affirm that value through their actions. The Foundation focuses on children of African descent, whether in the United States through the work with the children of single mothers, or on the African continent, through the Foundationís work with AIDS orphans, education, and community health and development. On the continent of Africa, the Foundation supports childrenís homes in Sudan, South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda; feeding programs in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia; AID shipments to projects on the continent; and new community water projects in Kenya. It also provides HIV/AIDS prevention training, conducts hygiene seminars for mothers, and provides immunizations for thousands of children. The Foundationís African American Single Mothers grants provides mentoring, life, and work skills development and emergency grant assistance to assist them in meeting emergency cash shortages affecting their children, including rent, car and utility bill payments, and auto repair. Additional information is available on the Web site.

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