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UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

UK Provides Shelter Kits For 140,000 Somalis Displaced By Drought

Emergency shelter kits, funded by the UK government, have started to arrive at ports in Somalia. These 20,000 kits will provide shelter for 140,000 droughts displaced Somalis. In addition to protecting families living in harsh conditions, they will provide a level of security and protection for some of Somalia’s most vulnerable people. The UK government […]

Govt Starts Distributing Food Aid To 20thousands Households In Zimbabwe

Govt Starts Distributing Food Aid To 20thousands Households In Zimbabwe

Government has started distributing food aid to more than 200 000 households that are food insecure in the country. In an interview, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Tapiwanashe Matangaidze said Government was distributing 11 000 tonnes of maize per month to support the households. He said households in need of food aid […]

UN Issues Fresh Aid Appeal To Help Starving Kenyans

UN Issues Fresh Aid Appeal To Help Starving Kenyans

The United Nations issued a fresh appeal for $106 million (Sh10 billion) to help for Kenyans threatened with starvation. Nearly 370,000 children in parts of the country hardest hit by drought now require urgent treatment for acute malnutrition, the UN humanitarian agency said Thursday. “In the worst-affected countries, like Turkana South, the acute malnutrition rate […]

‘And Then The Women Came’ A Tribute To The African Women’s Development Fund

‘And Then The Women Came’ A Tribute To The African Women’s Development Fund

I have just returned from Accra, Ghana, where I went to attend a panel discussion on African Women and Philanthropy, to mark the 15th anniversary of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) the first Africa-wide grant making foundation. I co-founded AWDF in 2000 with Joana Foster (Ghana) and Hilda Tadria (Uganda), and we began operations […]

Beloved Aunt Inspires Tradition of Giving

Beloved Aunt Inspires Tradition of Giving

Known throughout Santa Barbara County for her philanthropic efforts, Anne Smith Towbes has given time, energy, resources, and leadership to create positive impact in the community. For Anne, this spirit of generosity was largely instilled in her by a favorite aunt, Miriam Tabor. Miriam traveled the world extensively with her husband Amson, made new friends […]

Africans for Africa: Where are the Philanthropist?

Africans for Africa: Where are the Philanthropist?

According the 2016 Africa Wealth report, there are 165,000 high net worth individuals (HNWIs) living in Africa with a combined wealth holdings of US $860 Billion. This reflects that the number of HNWIs on the African continent has grown by over 150% within the last decade and more than doubled the global rate. It might […]

Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

Africa and the art of giving: a fresh breed is doing an old thing in new inspiring ways

The Wits Business School and the Southern Africa Trust last month announced the establishment of an academic chair in African Philanthropy at the university. The initiative creates a research, academic and teaching focus around philanthropy and its role within African societies, but it also brings the continent’s experience and resources more firmly into its own development agenda. African […]

Bill and Melinda Gates say youth are key to clean energy, gender equality

Bill and Melinda Gates say youth are key to clean energy, gender equality

Bill and Melinda Gates want young people to get involved in solving major world problems, like finding clean energy sources and changing the division of household and childcare labor between men and women. The couple, co-chairs of the largest private foundation in the world, has made a tradition of releasing an annual letter on philanthropy. […]