African Millennium Foundation (AMF)
68 North Camden Drive
Contact person: Malena Ruth
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African Millennium Foundation (AMF) is a strategic non-profit and non-governmental organization committed to the social and economic empowerment of the people of Africa, especially women. AMF seeks to target poverty, hunger and disease at its very root by providing African women and children with the necessary tools for achieving self-sufficiency.
Through grants to grassroots organizations, volunteer service, advocacy and education, AMF fosters civil society and sustainable development through implementation of microcredit programs and others that fuel community development, thus helping people help themselves.
• AGYA: AMF has partnered with the Amagezi Gemaanyi Youth Association (AGYA), a local Ugandan non-governmental organization, to impact the lives of more than 300 youth, women and children in Uganda's urban slums. Committed to creating a safe, supportive, sustainable learning environment where Ugandan youth can develop leadership skills and express themselves creatively, AGYA targets Ugandan youth ages 12-19 living in urban poverty.
• A Nossa Casa: In partnership with local NGO Reencontro, AMF works to strengthen civil societies and to empower the most vulnerable communities in Mozambique. Children orphaned by AIDS receive assistance and care through education-, health-, food and nutrition- and vocational trainings-initiatives.
• Appli-cause™ – Mozambique: This program is designed to help offer awareness and support for various not-for-profit organizations that are involved in promoting sustainability around the world.
• The Apron Project – Maputo, Mozambique: Through a partnership with Gadhia Solar, AMF has developed a replicable training program introducing solar ovens with related microcredit enterprises to the women of Mozambique.
• Bibiana and Tindi - sisters from Tanzania who have albinism: African Millennium Foundation sponsored the sisters
• Country Woman´s Association of Nigeria – Ondo State, Nigeria (COWAN): AMF in partnership with the Jeanie Linders Fund, is working with the COWAN network in support of their Palm Oil production microcredit endeavor.
• Cow Girls - Gatunyu, Kenya: By helping to supply cows and bulls to widows, AMF hopes to create greater economic opportunities as well as provide locally produced dairy products for families, neighbors and local villages.
• Girls Helping Girls – Mozambique: Creating jewelry for sustainable futures.
• Home is Where You Find It: Alcides Soares - AMF in partnership with Venice Arts is happy to announce that Mozambican teenager Alcides Soares´ documentary short about being orphaned by AIDS has been accepted in to four festivals this year.
• Impact: Working with the UCLA Program in Global Health, Impact is committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders in health care and public health in Mozambique. AMF funded a team of 8 doctors to travel to Maputo and Nampula to help facilitate curriculum development, subspecialty medical training, and to support medical education through computer-based training for the medical schools.
• Liberty Institute Microcredit Project – Koforidua, Ghana: AMF is supporting women at the Liberty Specialist Institute in Koforidua, Ghana by providing microloans that are used to start small businesses.
• Ngungugu Primary School Program -Thika, Kenya
• USC Pen-Pal Program - Kenya & Uganda: The USC AMF Pen Pal Program offers 7th and 8th grade students from the USC neighborhood community a unique educational and cultural opportunity through correspondence with students in Africa, improving student´s literacy skills through the medium of reading and writing for social change.
• Reencontro: A local Mozambican NGO provides access to basic services and social assistance through community-based home care for children orphaned by AIDS.
• The Small Loans Association (SLA), established in 2006, works to restore hope among the most vulnerable families in Kabwe, Zambia through the giving of micro-loans.
• The House is Small but the Welcome is Big´ explores the impact of HIV/AIDS as experienced through the eyes of women and children living in South Africa and Mozambique.
• Thika Women Microcredit Program - Thika, Kenya: Through the empowerment of micro-loans, AMF is working with a group of 25 women in the Thika community to establish a small farming co-op.
• Thrive – Maputo, Mozambique: Thrive. Our mission is to create a sustainable music program where children can realize their potential and begin to heal and grow through the power of music.
Malena Ruth is the Co-Founder of the African Millennium Foundation (AMF).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.