The Imba! Documentary will track the yearlong journey of the African Children’s Choir as the children go from the slums and street corners, rural villages and farms to being chosen for traveling the globe on a world concert tour. These engaging performances around the world will be weaved into dramatic stories of transformation, all because these kids were given a chance to sing. will help bolster awareness and understanding of the African Children’s Choir, enabling them to increase their development work to empower children to become effective leaders in adulthood. Once all production and film-related costs are recouped, 100% of net-profits will go toward the choir’s Music for Life programs that positively impact the lives of thousands of children across Africa.
Ember Arts: exists to renew hope. They partner with women in Uganda, East Africa to create beautiful jewelry using recycled paper and plastic. Through this connection to the American market our Ugandan partners are able to rebuild their lives and families, and rekindle their hopes and dreams, after a devastating civil war. They embody the unquenchable ember of the human spirit.
Wear the story.
Project for Progress: a community development non-profit that is currently working in Benin, West Africa. Started in 2008 by Jace and Sarah Rabe, PfP believes in sustainable projects that are filtered through three organizational pillars, clean water, education, and small business development. Through these pillars, lasting change will be evident through the villages in partnership within Benin. PfP is partnering with three villages in the north of Benin, Tourou, Sanson, and Badekparou. PfP strives to build relationships and partnerships with these villages. The plan is not to visit a village one or two times, assist with one problem and move on, but by “adopting” the village and cultivating a covenant relationship with the leaders and local villagers. They are committed to long term involvement and require the same of the village. They must have ownership in the changes, they must have a voice in the change they want for their village and community. This type of relationship is accomplished through us listening, evaluating, keeping their word, but most importantly showing them Christ’s love.
Blood: Water Mission is encouraging people to Deck the Stalls and provide health and dignity to friends in Northern Rwanda. They just celebrated their joint work in the community of providing 7000 with access to safe water, and now are helping them in their dreams for sanitation. For a donation of $50, one person can receive access to a eco-san latrine - something that has been nearly impossible to consider in this rocky, volcanic terrain in this lush mountainous country. This is truly a gift that will continue to build a healthy future for friends in Rwanda.
Who Gives a Crap is a toilet paper company that uses 50% of its profits to build toilets in the developing world. It was started because 2.4 billion people, approximately 40% of the global population, don’t have access to a clean toilet. As a result, a lot of people end up sick, often with a form of diarrhea-related disease. The impact of this problem is huge.
- Fills half of all hospital beds in sub-Saharan Africa, and
- Kills 4,000 children under 5 every day.
- Together we can save the world from the bottom up.
We know our list is not exhaustive. There are many organizations doing amazing work in Africa, we just wanted to share a few of our friends with you! Keep the list going! Tell us about others who are also doing good work!