“In the West, you have a plan for the day. You go out to do this plan and it gets done. But in Africa, it doesn’t always work out that way.” Tumaini Minja told us this on our first
The latest news from the Africa Village Project Association.
The Africa Village Project Association
The Africa Village Project Association (AVPA) is a Canadian non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Sheena Ashdown and Dale Hamilton. Our mission is to partner with impoverished African villages to help them improve their standard of living and become self-sufficient.
Our first village partner is Okaseni, located on the southern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro near Moshi in Tanzania. Okaseni is home to about 4,000 members of the proud Chagga tribe. To help them, we fundraise in Canada and then spend 100 percent of the money raised on projects in the village.
The AVPA is based on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is registered under the British Columbia Societies Act and is an official Canadian charity (# 4551 5154 RR0001).
Before we started the AVPA, we did a lot of research and gave it a lot of thought. This report explains the philosophical foundation for the AVPA - the heart of why we are working in Africa.
The AVPA spends 100 percent of all donated funds on various projects in Africa. Our financial statements show what projects have been funded and how much has been spent.
Can a loan of only $75 or $100 change a life? It can if it is given to an impoverished woman in a developing country. The AVPA's microcredit program wants to change women's lives.
Our (usually) bi-monthly newsletters let you know about our fundraisers, trips to Tanzania, projects in Okaseni Village that we have undertaken and our upcoming events.