The consequences of the problem of poverty have a far wider reach than just a lack of income. It leads to limited access to every human’s basic necessities, hunger, malnutrition, and morbidity. Moreover, poverty contributes to limited access to education and other basic services.
The problem is more prominent than ever in Africa as the continent has 28 of the poorest countries worldwide. One-fifth of Africa’s population today is considered malnourished. This situation affects children the most. At the moment, it is estimated that more than 50 million orphaned children are surviving on the continent, while 3,000 children die from malaria daily.
AfrikRising addresses the problem of poverty and has committed to providing assistance to the most vulnerable.
Who is AfrikRising?
AfrikRising is a nonprofit organization established in 2019 by a group of talent from both the U.S. and Africa. Based on New Mexico, the organization has already made its presence known. Namely, it was named one of the 30 Smartest Companies to Watch in 2019, and one of the 50 Fastest Growing Companies of the Year 2019.
The nonprofit organization was envisioned by the passionate Humanitarian Christine Reidhead, AfrikRising’s founder and CEO. She wanted to make a difference in the world by tackling the issues of poverty and hunger. For this reason, she established this platform to connect all those who wanted to help but didn’t know where to begin.
Their mission is to assist with the basic necessities, services, and education for the children in Africa. They strongly believe that by combining their strengths and abilities they can bring real change. They have gathered a pool of volunteers that are passionate about helping others.
The projects that AfrikRising has already undertaken are proof of their commitment to this mission.
Oyiza Home of Love Orphanage in Nigeria
AfrikRising’s very first initiative was to help out the Oyiza Home of Love Orphanage in Nigeria. The orphanage was established in 2007 and since then it houses a total of 40 children, aged between 2-20 years old. The organization has undertaken the replacement of the sheets in the orphanage. Moreover, they helped the Oyiza Home of Love replace their windows with additional mosquito nets to protect children from malaria.
Agape Charity Home Orphanage in Nigeria
The nonprofit organization has also helped the Agape Charity Home Orphanage in Ubakala, Umuahia South, Abia State,Nigeria. The orphanage, at the time, has 20 children under its care, a number that can increase over time. AfrikRising has provided food to the Agape Charity Home and the children it houses.
Special Education School for the Blind in Nigeria
AfrikRising has also visited the Special Education School for the Blind in Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. The organization provided the school with food and supplies necessary for its operation.
AfrikRising School in Ghana
AfrikRising’s latest initiative that it’s still a work in progress is the building of a school in AduKofi, Ghana. With this school, the organization will help numerous children get access to education without having to walk for two hours to reach their nearest school.
The project of the AfrikRising school in Ghana has significantly progressed as the organization has already acquired land and materials for the construction of the building. Recently, the foundation work has just begun, making this vision a reality.
AfrikRising has committed to help the underserved in Africa. Even a small donation will help their visions come to life and make a difference in the lives of so many children.