Empower 20 million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.

Our Vision

For Africa to thrive.

Our Purpose

Driven by a deep love for our people, we won’t stop working until everyone on our continent has the resources they need.

Our Mission

To provide the resources that unlock the abundance of Africa so every African community can thrive.

We are Africans working together for Africa to thrive

As the largest African humanitarian and development organisation, we know the challenges our continent must overcome and how best to do it. With local knowledge and in partnership with our communities, we remove barriers and restore the abundance of Africa to its people.

With our dedicated staff and partners, who live and work in our communities, we listen to the priorities of the people and together design programmes that lead to transformation.

We are driven by a deep love for our land and for its people. We are here before others come, and we remain after they leave – this is home.

We believe Africa IS the future. Despite still being the poorest, we are also the fastest-growing continent in the world and ForAfrika is at the forefront of change.

One day, Africa will feed the world, power the world and show the world how to live in community.

We are creating an Africa that thrives.

We are ForAfrika.

Theory
of change

We believe that sustainable work is best achieved by being locally led, and widely supported. By implementing community owned projects that ensure dignity, and that expressly benefit women and children, ForAfrika and its local and international partners are committed to saving lives, building resilience and transforming our communities.

Thanks to your support, in 2022 we impacted 3,124,333 people across six African countries.

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Map of Africa

We are the largest African humanitarian organisation working for an Africa that thrives.​

From emergency relief to economic growth, we partner closely with our communities, bringing resources and implementing locally-led programmes that address the barriers people face for equitable growth and transformation.

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We are a global family coming together to do more than we can on our own, committed to serving Africa.

Our organisation was founded on Christian values. It is with this fibre and heart that we continue to serve our continent and our people without discrimination of race, religion, gender, political stance or any other form. We thank God for the privilege of our calling to serve our people.

Message from the CEO

Twenty twenty-two was my first full year as chief executive of this incredible organisation and, looking back, it was spectacular in many ways: spectacularly impactful, rewarding, challenging and also heart-breaking.

It was a year marked by the war in Ukraine, which has brought with it devastating repercussions not only for those in Ukraine, but across the world. Food and energy prices were driven up, and people pushed further into hunger and poverty. Africa, which already has the highest prevalence of food insecurity globally, was hardest hit.

It’s the year JAM became ForAfrika, with an updated vision: for Africa to thrive, but with the same compassionate heart for our people, the people of Africa. Our leadership team came together to crystallise our new 10-year goal, which is to see 20-million African people sustainably provide for themselves. This is a 3,650-day goal and we are making great headway already, working through the heat of the African sun and celebrating each victory in the cool of the night – each a step towards a thriving Africa!

We saw our greatest impact to date. Our staff, donors, partners and communities stepped up and together we reached 3,124,333 lives through direct services, from emergency response to economic empowerment, across our six programme countries.

Our teams proved their dedication and commitment beyond measure or comprehension. They were driven by compassion, equipped with industry-leading knowledge and ability, and fuelled by the belief that Africa deserves to thrive. Many of them risked their lives time and again, such as Rose Gaba, the nutrition officer for our Boma team in South Sudan.

Rose walked for eight hours each way with our team over some of the most difficult terrain in Africa, carrying supplies on her head to ensure a malnutrition clinic that had been cut off, was receiving the lifesaving goods it needed. Owing to the poor roads, the team’s car had broken down and there was simply no other way to reach the clinic than to walk.

When I asked her why she had done it, Rose said simply and directly; “You don’t leave your children in that condition.” This remarkable story is not unusual at ForAfrika; there are many like it every day, and because of them our teams are filled with my personal heroes.

Our donors and partners are also my heroes, having helped us realise the highest revenue in our 39-year history, supporting our growth and allowing us to invest in infrastructure and systems that are imperative for our work.

We were able to deepen our health programmes to run hospitals, and provide full medical services and surgeries, in three locations in South Sudan. We also expanded into the Central African Republic and will soon be opening in Ethiopia.

To our donors and partners I say, thank you on behalf of each life saved, stabilised and given the opportunity to thrive. Because of your love for Africa and your trust in us, the commitment of our teams is validated and the impact eternal!

The year came with moments of heartbreak, too, like the day I met Cipriana Francisca and her severely malnourished son, Antonio Manuel, in Cubal, Angola. Once a successful farmer, she now brings her children inside early so that they don’t have to watch other children eat. Angola’s worst drought in 40 years has meant she has lost everything, including a child. She now relies on emergency humanitarian assistance, but desperately desires to be a breadwinner again.

While emergency aid or “providing fish” is vital to keeping people alive when elements that are out of a community’s control strike, our long-term goal is to help people like Cipriana to build back the ability to “fish for themselves”, to be able to withstand shocks and thrive.

This brings me to the ultimate heroes: the very African communities that we are grateful to partner with – beautiful people, with plans and dreams. Not plans on how to get more aid or dreams of being reliant on charity, but plans to provide for themselves and dreams of an Africa that thrives.

What is required are the resources and partners willing to walk that journey together, to realise those dreams one step at a time. ForAfrika is committed to being that partner and we invite you to continue with us.

Lastly, and most importantly, I want to thank God for His protection over our teams, love in our hearts, enablement and provision. May He be glorified.

Homegrown humanitarians

With our dedicated staff and partners, who live and work in our communities, we listen to the priorities of the people and together design programmes that lead to transformation.

Financials

  • Cash revenue
    $33,083,552
  • Gifts in kind received
    $31,953,907
  • Total revenue For Africa To Thrive
    $65,037,459

Resources

RESOURCES

  • Fundraising & administration (8%)
  • Programmes (92%)

Revenue

  • 2021
    $52 million
  • 2022
    $65 million
  • Projected revenue target for 2023
    $82 million

Angola

Angola is a resource-rich country that has made substantial economic and political progress since the end of civil war in 2002. It continues to face significant challenges, however, including heavy dependence on oil, macroeconomic instability, gender inequality and large pockets of people mired in poverty and lacking access to basic social services.

It is hoped that with a new, reform-oriented government since August 2022, Angola will now work towards more inclusive and sustainable growth that supports equitable outcomes.

However, in south-western areas, Angola continues to experience a devastating drought, the worst in 40 years. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), at least 850,000 people were still in need of food assistance at the end of 2022 as the effects on food production and rising costs put many families under immense strain. South-western provinces are still considered at IPC Phase 4 or emergency level of Acute Food Insecurity (AFI).

We have implemented an emergency response in some of these areas and are working with agencies, such as Unicef and the World Food Programme, in the community management of malnutrition. We are also providing water to bring immediate relief to communities and continue with school feeding and agricultural programmes to boost food security.

A drought-stricken village in Baia Farta, Angola

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 330,954 people​ in Angola.

Mozambique

Mozambique has been wracked by conflict and natural disasters for the past few years, with violence in Cabo Delgado and an increase in cyclones hitting the area.

The armed conflict in Cabo Delgado subsided significantly in some parts of the province (especially in Palma and Montepuez) during 2022. By July, approximately 12,849 displaced people had returned to their homes. This armed conflict nevertheless exacerbated the devastation of livelihoods already wrought by increasingly frequent cyclones.

In 2022, Cyclone Ana, followed by Cyclone Gombe in January and March, caused severe flooding, the displacement of people and the loss and damage of infrastructure and agricultural activities - directly impacting the ability of people to provide their own food.

Our response to the effects of Gombe in Nampula province highlighted the need for a broad spectrum of water, sanitation, and hygiene services among cyclone-displaced people. This includes hygiene infrastructure such as latrines, handwashing stations, and boreholes fitted with water pumps.

Our other programming continued to focus on education (in the form of school feeding, school gardens support and school infrastructure revamps), food security, livelihoods, and economic empowerment needs across the country’s southern, central and northern regions.

Items are distributed during an emergency to families who needed them the most

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 482,289 people​ in Mozambique.

Rwanda

In 2022, we officially handed over the Fred Nkunda Life Centre to local organisations and focused on our new programmes in the country.

The Rwandan government’s National Strategy for Transformation (NST-1) is a seven-year plan which aims to encourage vulnerable families’ resilience to livelihood shocks. It also aims to lift people out of poverty by scaling up core and complementary social protection programmes.

To align with this national strategy, ForAfrika’s team in Rwanda delivered programming focused on supporting home-based informal Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and the caregivers of children enrolled there in Southern Province.

Some of our interventions for the ECD centres involved rehabilitating structures as well as supplying educational material. The parents of the children enrolled were gathered into farming groups and Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). As part of the farming groups, they cultivated land we had hired in exchange for cash, with 20% of this being earmarked for their contributions to the VSLA groups they were part of.

Izihirwe Kibondo Early Childhood Development centre in Rwanda

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 18,688 people​ in Rwanda.

South Africa

South Africa experienced severe flooding after a cyclone hit neighbouring Mozambique in April. This disaster, along with a slow recovery from the impacts of COVID, a high unemployment rate, continuing power cuts, widespread corruption and a huge rise in food and fuel prices has worsened socio-economic conditions.

According to the World Bank, South Africa remains a dual economy with some of the highest levels of inequality in the world. More and more people are facing food insecurity with increased stunting and malnutrition noted in children across the country. This keeps ForAfrika very focused on the Early Childhood Development sector with our nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.

Principal Simollang Pooe receives the keys after a makeover at her daycare centre

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 225,043 people​ in South Africa.

South Sudan

Neither South Sudan’s independence nor the signing of the revitalised peace agreement have helped to significantly curb the high number of South Sudanese people living in deteriorating conditions. Continued conflict and instability, combined with flooding, have resulted in large-scale internal and cross-border displacement. Moreover, above normal rainfall, for the fourth consecutive year in 2022, led to prolonged flooding.

This flooding has disrupted people’s livelihoods, and hampered their access to education, water, sanitation, hygiene, and health services. Resultantly, the UNOCHA reported that 8.9-million people in South Sudan were in need of humanitarian assistance in 2022. The number of people in need is projected to rise to 9.4-million in 2023.

In response to the needs of the communities we serve, our programming provided a wide range of interventions across each of ForAfrika’s six programming sectors to reach over 800,000 people in need.

A lady in South Sudan generating income at a local market by selling the surplus of vegetables grown at her community garden

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 1,812,886 people​ in South Sudan.

Uganda

Uganda is one of the world’s largest refugee hosting nations in the world, with more than 1,5-million seeking asylum there. During 2022, Uganda registered over 172,000 new refugees, many of whom were fleeing armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The wellbeing of refugees in the country has remained diminished since the loss of jobs triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. More people suffered from food insecurity which has severely increased stunting and malnutrition among children living in Karamoja.

These challenges were compounded by flooding, landslides, hailstorms, and wildfires during the year which affected almost 120,000 people. In Karamoja especially, 41% of the population (518,000 people) faced acute food shortages due to below average rainfall.

In response to these challenges, we continued implementing several interventions focused on alleviating food insecurity. Throughout these interventions we continued to work closely with the government at local levels to establish farming and gardening activities, rehabilitating dysfunctional boreholes and providing technical and material support.

An increase in revenue helped us expand to six additional districts.

Students and teachers attending training sessions where they learn how to establish nursery beds and manage them at Tukaliri School in Uganda

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 254,473 people​ in Uganda.

Homegrown humanitarians

Name:
Shakila Okuu

Birthplace:
Adjumani, Uganda

Position
Food, Security and Livelihoods Officer, Uganda

What I love about my job:
“My job is all about putting smiles on the faces of the persons of concern. I like the fact that I work directly with vulnerable people in the communities.”

Highlight of 2022:
“Meeting new people and building close relationships with communities. My wish came true - I saw the smiles on people’s faces.”

Name:
Lillian Achirochan

Birthplace:
South Sudan

Position:
Midwife, South Sudan

What I love about my job:
“I have wanted to be a nurse since I was a child. As a midwife I am called to serve. This is the profession God gave me and I do it wholeheartedly.”

Highlight of 2022:
“Delivering four sets of twins in a month!”

Name:
Pacifique Mahirwe

Birthplace:
Rwanda

Position:
Programmes co-ordinator, Rwanda

What I love about my job:
“When I see the transformation of the community from being vulnerable to self-reliant; when I see the hopeless person become a happy person, it brings joy back to my heart.”

Highlight of 2022:
“Joining ForAfrika - it was my dream was to join the team because I was once one of the beneficiaries.”

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