Bread and Water for Africa

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Bread and Water for Africa® works with local African grassroots organizations to provide basic necessities such as food, water, shelter, medical care, education and vocational training. In 2009, with your help, we were able to continue this mission — to lift up the despairing, wipe away the tears of the children, feed the malnourished and change sorrow to hope. African families are very grateful for your generosity!

Mission: Bread and Water for Africa's® mission is to promote positive changes in Africa by supporting and strengthening grassroots initiatives for self-sufficiency, health and education and assisting in the development of alternative energy sources, agricultural techniques, conservation programs, education programs, medical programs and water resources.

Operating as usual

We are pleased to report that our water protection projects have resumed with the most recent being completed in the vil...
11/09/2020
Continuing Our Mission, Bread and Water for Africa® is Focusing on Clean Water Development in Rural Uganda - Bread and Water for Africa

We are pleased to report that our water protection projects have resumed with the most recent being completed in the village of Kyangoma in central Uganda.

“The spring provides water for more than 55 houses, a primary school with 310 children, two health centers, and a church,” said BkB administrator Mary Musubika, adding that the water is also created a source of income for members of the community who use it for molding bricks. https://bit.ly/2IleXwB

Earlier this year, before the COVID-19 pandemic had been making inroads into sub-Saharan African countries such as Uganda, Bread and Water for Africa® agreed to support construction of 15 of our partner there, Bega Kwa Bega’s (BkB), water protection projects. The projects were expected to ensure ...

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
11/06/2020
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa, especially in the realm of health care. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they ne...

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10/30/2020

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Earlier this year, thanks to our supporters, we began protecting water springs in Uganda. This well is found in Kyangoma village, Ntolomwa Parish, Gombe Town Council, Butambala District, in Central Uganda. It used to be an open water source shared by both humans and animals, but today, the spring provides water for over 55 households, one primary school serving 310 children, one church, and two health centers.

The community members were so grateful that they now have access to a free, clean, safe and reliable water source which minimizes water-borne illnesses, hence improving hygiene and sanitation.

October News: Providing food self-sufficiency and medical care throughout Africa!
10/28/2020
October News: Providing food self-sufficiency and medical care throughout Africa!

October News: Providing food self-sufficiency and medical care throughout Africa!

This month, we recognize the work our partner in Sierra Leone, Rev. Francis Mambu, founder and director of Faith Healing Development Organization. On October 16, World Food Day, we applauded the efforts of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to bring more awareness to hunger....

We are, of course, overjoyed with Rev. Mambu’s success! We recognize our supporters and our partners here in the U.S. in...
10/26/2020

We are, of course, overjoyed with Rev. Mambu’s success! We recognize our supporters and our partners here in the U.S. including Arms Around Africa, which provides administrative support, and the Royer Family Foundation which provided FHDO with two tractors and other farming equipment including pillows, hummer mills, grain thrasher, and more.

PASTOR FRANCIS A. M. MAMBU SET TO FEED SIERRA LEONE.
The FH.A.P has officially launched its new brand of parboiled quality rice and is all set for the market in 50kg and 25kg for Le350,000 and Le175,000 respectively. Pastor Francis A. M. Mambu the Director of F.H.B.C is also currently harvesting 500acres of farm rice, the second-largest local rice farm in the country, all in a bid to help over 450 women, currently in 6 villages that formed the women farmer groups working at the farm. And calls for more support as he plans to replicate this vision in all 14 districts of the country.

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
10/23/2020
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news articles from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa, especially in the realm of health care. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they ne...

Earlier this year, thanks to our supporters, we began protecting water springs in Uganda. This well is found in Kyangoma...
10/20/2020

Earlier this year, thanks to our supporters, we began protecting water springs in Uganda. This well is found in Kyangoma village, Ntolomwa Parish, Gombe Town Council, Butambala District, in Central Uganda. It used to be an open water source shared by both humans and animals, but today, the spring provides water for over 55 households, one primary school serving 310 children, one church, and two health centers.

The community members were so grateful that they now have access to a free, clean, safe and reliable water source which minimizes water-borne illnesses, hence improving hygiene and sanitation.

Today, October 16, is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s World Food Day which recognizes the s...
10/16/2020
Feeding the World on World Food Day - Bread and Water for Africa

Today, October 16, is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s World Food Day which recognizes the sad fact of steady increase in hunger since 2014 together with rising obesity due to poor nutrition, clearly indicates the need to accelerate and scale up actions to strengthen food systems and protect people’s livelihoods.

Learn more about what we're doing to feed Africa and how you can help! https://bit.ly/37ewDUM

Today, October 16, is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s World Food Day which recognizes the sad fact of steady increase in hunger since 2014 together with rising obesity due to poor nutrition, clearly indicates the need to accelerate and scale up actions to strengthen fo...

Although Africa has been spared the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic in terms of confirmed cases and deaths as compared to the...
10/15/2020
The Survival of My Twins and Me- Mokoba Clinic, Sierra Leone - Bread and Water for Africa

Although Africa has been spared the brunt of COVID-19 pandemic in terms of confirmed cases and deaths as compared to the United States and Europe, easily-preventable illnesses are still rampant. Access to medicines and medical supplies has never been more out of reach, especially for women and their children.

But our supporters give us hope. Here's just one success story about a mother and her children from Sierra Leone that people like you have made possible.

https://bit.ly/37d696a

Jeneba is grateful to the supporters of Bread and Water for Africa® for making it possible to for us to provide funding for our partner Rural Youth Development Organization Sierra Leone enabling us to renovations its Mokoba clinic where she gave birth to twins. In addition to receiving health care ...

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
10/09/2020
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

Medicines, medical supplies and equipment are always in short supply in the rural regions of sub-Saharan African countri...
10/08/2020
Collaborating our health care program with UMC in the midst of global COVID-19 pandemic - Bread and Water for Africa

Medicines, medical supplies and equipment are always in short supply in the rural regions of sub-Saharan African countries, and with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its spread throughout the continent these items are needed now more than ever.

This month, we are planning on shipping a 40-foot container full these life-saving supplies and materials to our partner in Sierra Leone, but we need your help! https://bit.ly/33Jmmy2

Medicines, medical supplies and equipment are always in short supply in the rural regions of sub-Saharan African countries, and with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its spread throughout the continent these items are needed now more than ever. This month, we are planning on shipping a 40-foot conta...

News You Can Use from Africa for this week
10/02/2020
News You Can Use from Africa for this week

News You Can Use from Africa for this week

Below are some of the latest news from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

News You Can Use from Africa for the week of 9/13
09/18/2020
News You Can Use from Africa for the week of 9/13

News You Can Use from Africa for the week of 9/13

Below are some of the latest news from across Africa; the stories we are currently following as we continue to assist our grassroots partners in Africa. As an African-based organization, we take pride in letting our partners direct us to where they need us the most in their communities. 

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09/17/2020
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As you may know, in Sub-Saharan African countries such as Sierra Leone, the coronavirus pandemic has closed schools for ...
09/15/2020
More than Ever, We Need to Invest More on the Future of Sierra Leone Students - Bread and Water for Africa

As you may know, in Sub-Saharan African countries such as Sierra Leone, the coronavirus pandemic has closed schools for months. Because the vast majority of countries have been unable to make the transition to online education, school closures have widened the pre-existing gap between how much rich children and poor children learn.

But in Sierra Leone, we are seeing hope, and you can help us spread this to over 1,000 school children in the country. https://bit.ly/3hAaBxi

In Sub-Saharan African countries such as Sierra Leone, the coronavirus pandemic has closed schools for months and because the vast majority have been unable to make the transition to online education, school closures have widening the pre-existing gap between how much rich children and poor children...

September 8, is the United Nations’ International Literacy Day which this year focuses on “Literacy teaching and learnin...
09/09/2020
Our Journey Fighting Illiteracy in Africa Continues on Through Pandemic - Bread and Water for Africa

September 8, is the United Nations’ International Literacy Day which this year focuses on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” The theme highlights literacy learning in a lifelong learning perspective, and therefore, mainly focuses on youth and adults.

Thanks to our supporters, we have been providing educational opportunities for thousands of students for more than 20 years, specifically in the area of literacy; the foundation of learning, by constructing schools and classroom additions, as well as paying school fees for students who would otherwise have no opportunity for an education.

Today, September 8, is the United Nations’ International Literacy Day which this year focuses on “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.” The theme highlights literacy learning in a lifelong learning perspective, and therefore, mainly focuses on youth and adults. “...

September 5 is the United Nations’ International Day of Charity which was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2012 to...
09/08/2020
Thank You: For many years you have lived by Proverbs 19:17 to give hope to thousands of orphaned children throughout Africa! - Bread and Water for Africa

September 5 is the United Nations’ International Day of Charity which was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2012 to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa who devoted her life to helping the destitute.

For more than 20 years, we have striven to live up to the ideals of Mother Teresa by providing loving homes for thousands of orphaned, abandoned and destitute African children in Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Dear Supporter of Bread and Water for Africa®, September 5 is the United Nations’ International Day of Charity which was declared by the UN General Assembly in 2012 to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa who devoted her life to helping the destitute. For more than 45 ...

In some cases in Kenya, the calls for help represent an abrupt turnaround in relations, as city dwellers with jobs, who ...
09/05/2020
FEATURE-As coronavirus steals jobs, urban Kenyans look to their rural families

In some cases in Kenya, the calls for help represent an abrupt turnaround in relations, as city dwellers with jobs, who once sent regular cash to support their families at home, now find themselves the ones in need of help.

The added burden on rural families has been substantial, they and farm experts say. https://bit.ly/2QcyFem

NAIROBI, Aug 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the last three months, teacher Faith Njeri has been a regular customer at a courier service office in Nairobi, collecting parcels sent from her village three hours drive north of the capital.

"In my four years of clinical practice, I witnessed how much misinformation resulted in serious health problems for the ...
09/04/2020
Meet the Young Woman in Uganda Advocating for Women’s Health. Her Secret? Love What You Do. - Mandela Washington Fellowship

"In my four years of clinical practice, I witnessed how much misinformation resulted in serious health problems for the public. Health education matters a lot in Uganda because the prevalence of infectious and non-communicable diseases is still very high.”

– Brenda Allen Kawala, 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus, Uganda https://bit.ly/3gfODix

"In my four years of clinical practice, I witnessed how much misinformation resulted in serious health problems for the public. Health education matters a lot in Uganda because the prevalence of infectious and non-communicable diseases is still very high.”

Globally, starvation is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of children this year, according to the United Nation...
09/03/2020
Hunger in a year of pandemic - WORLD

Globally, starvation is threatening the lives of tens of thousands of children this year, according to the United Nations, and lockdowns deserve much of the blame: As the coronavirus pandemic spread in the spring, major world economies slowed to a crawl, and supply chains in developing countries faltered. https://bit.ly/2CR7fb6

A dangerous food crisis mounts for the world’s poor amid pandemic restrictions

09/02/2020
Uganda must rethink education delivery modality

Learners in Uganda are heavily paying the price for the country's lack of an ICT in education policy. Schools were closed on March 2020 and since then, learning is at a standstill. COVID-19 has however given the country the opportunity to better prepare for similar future crises. https://bit.ly/3l58Fjx

COVID-19 has however given the country the opportunity to better prepare for similar future crises.

We support programs that assist small farmers by teaching them best practices, providing them with seeds and seedlings, ...
09/01/2020
Zimbabwe's women venture into farming amid tough economic times

We support programs that assist small farmers by teaching them best practices, providing them with seeds and seedlings, and in some cases purchasing their crops which gives them a steady source of income.

Traditionally, women in Zimbabwe did not take up any major roles in agriculture, leaving it mostly to men. But a new crop of ladies has taken up a bigger role in the sector. https://bit.ly/3gnoBK9

More women in Zimbabwe have ventured into farming as a means of livelihood amid tough

When Dominic Onyekachi set out to read his 6-year-old niece a story, he did not anticipate that the simple task would le...
08/29/2020
This 23-year-old Nigerian is creating a digital collection of African stories for children in different languages

When Dominic Onyekachi set out to read his 6-year-old niece a story, he did not anticipate that the simple task would lead him to create a digital collection of African stories.

Onyekachi told CNN that he wanted her to read books that reflect her culture, so he took it upon himself to write stories for her. https://cnn.it/34oWNmq

Akiddie, a web-based platform, features stories for children about African culture.

Avance Media has announced its second annual publication on Africa's most prominent women dubbed the 2020 100 Most Influ...
08/28/2020
List of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

Avance Media has announced its second annual publication on Africa's most prominent women dubbed the 2020 100 Most Influential African Women.

The list which has a representation of the most powerful African women from 34 countries was chosen from various career backgrounds including diplomacy, politics, activism, entrepreneurship, business leadership, and entertainment. https://bit.ly/3gfncWh

Leading African PRampRating firm Avance Media announced its second annual publication on Africa most prominent women dubbed the 2020 100 Most Influential Afric

With strong grades in English and chemistry, 17-year-old schoolgirl Anna aspired to finish her education and become a te...
08/26/2020
Futures destroyed: COVID-19 unleashes 'shadow pandemics' on Africa's girls

With strong grades in English and chemistry, 17-year-old schoolgirl Anna aspired to finish her education and become a television presenter.

Now, four months pregnant, Anna sits on the edge of the bed of her one-room home in Nairobi’s sprawling informal settlement of Kibera, facing an uncertain future. https://reut.rs/31k5Sex

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Until the new coronavirus hit Kenya in March, 17-year-old schoolgirl Anna believed the world was hers for the taking.

Emmie Chiyindiko grew up in Zimbabwe dreaming of superheroes and watching Captain Planet and the Planeteers, but now she...
08/25/2020
This Real-Life Planeteer From Zimbabwe Is Saving The Earth With Green Chemistry

Emmie Chiyindiko grew up in Zimbabwe dreaming of superheroes and watching Captain Planet and the Planeteers, but now she's a chemist exploring green chemistry: reducing the carbon footprint by making industrial processes more efficient. https://bit.ly/31iZwMi

Emmie Chiyindiko grew up in Zimbabwe dreaming of superheroes and watching Captain Planet and the Planeteers, but now she's a chemist exploring green chemistry: reducing the carbon footprint by making industrial processes more efficient. #globalsouthscience

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Bread and Water for Africa® began in 1986 as a project of Christian Relief Services to promote positive change in Africa by supporting grassroots initiatives for self-sufficiency, health and education. (this has been our mission ever since.

On December 30, 1997, Bread and Water for Africa®, a Virginia nonstock incorporated charity headquartered in Fairfax County, received IRS approval as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and was soon certified by the Agency for International Development (USAID) as a registered Private Voluntary Organization (PVO).

Today, we maintain our independent charitable status and affiliation with Christian Relief Services Charities.

We receive funding from wonderfully supportive and caring individuals, family and community foundations, corporations, Christian Relief Services, generous Federal employees through the Combined Federal Campaign, generous state employees through state employee campaigns, wills and bequests, and employer matching contributions.

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I love the work that you are doing.good work.keep up the spirit
I am impressed with grate work you guyz are doing. I would like to extend our partnership to do similar here in Kenya. Looking forward to building partnership
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