Welcome to Connect Africa Foundation
Founded as a non-profit in 2005, Connect Africa is a grass roots organization that helps villagers in Uganda who are struggling to support children orphaned by AIDS. Our mission is to strengthen families by providing educational sponsorship to orphans and business loans to the guardians of orphans. We work in communities that are often overlooked by large charitable organizations.
The AIDS pandemic has left many families with an elderly grandmother, auntie or older sibling as the sole provider for upwards of eight children. The grandmothers subsist on pennies made from the sale of their produce. Aunties and older siblings made do with their meager earnings of less then $1.50 USD per day. We provide crucial financial support to orphans who have no other means of obtaining an education and loans to the guardians of orphans to start income generating businesses.
Connect Africa is a unique, community-based organization. We have partnered with individuals in the villages in which we work and are guided by their expertise and knowledge. Our approach allows us to connect the donor and the Ugandan recipient creating a direct, personal, and long-lasting relationship.