When you donate through Mama, 100% of your donation goes to Africa.
Here at Mama Afrika, we understand that most of you (like us) have had enough of
scandals, abuse and neglect when it comes to donations given to large non-profit
The unfortunate situations such as abuse of funds by employees, high salaries of
staff members at large organizations and the fact that most often donations received
are used to pay administration costs, publicity and other costs have led people
to say "NO MORE!"
At Mama Afrika NONE of the money you donate through the site is used for anything
other than helping the poor women and families that Mama Afrika works with. 100
percent... yes you read it right... every single cent of your donation will go directly
to those organizations or individuals which Mama Afrika helps in Africa.
We are not an office full of people making their living off of your donation. The
fact is that receiving donations is not our business. We simply offer this service
to those of you who believe in what Mama Afrika is doing, but don't want to make
a purchase every time you want to help out. Therefore, we remain a small company
trying to help African women and children through trade and education.
You can be sure that your donation will be used in the spirit in which you gave
it. It may be used to help a small group of women who help take in AIDS affected
children in South Africa or just to give a helping hand to a cooperative member
who has fallen on hard times.
You can even choose the country to which it will go. After reading the many stories
about our cooperative members here on the site, if you have a preference and want
to help a particular person; just e-mail and tell us to which person you want it
to go. Mama is completely understanding of the fact that one person's story might
touch you or that you may have your own personal reasons for wanting to help in
If you want the money to go to help a person with disabilities, Mama will do her
best to match your donation to the right person. Or perhaps you are a single mom
who knows how hard it is to get by and you'd like to help out an African woman with
a small donation so she too can get by with her children. Let Mama know via e-mail
and we'll make sure that your donation will get through to the right person.
Mama's promise to you concerning donations:
- Mama will forward 100 percent of your donation to those in need in Africa
- Mama gives you the choice as to which country you donate to; but will send it to
those with the greatest current need if you do not specify your choice of country
- If you would like to send along a note with your donation, simply e-mail Mama after
making a donation and I will forward your letter along to the group or individual
who will receive your money.
- Mama Afrika donates to groups, cooperatives and individuals with whom she has a
long-term working relationship. Therefore, she always knows how the funds are used
and keeps track of the progress that the families and cooperatives are making.
The donation you make could be used for any of the following projects:
- Funding a new cooperative member's apprenticeship or training program
- Buying needed items such as food, clothing or school supplies for an African family
- Assisting volunteers to pay for AIDS affected families meals or care
- Investing in the formation of new small village cooperatives
- Funding non-profit organizations such as MbwiraNdumva of Rwanda which provides councelling
for genocide survivors
- Small-scale environmental programs such as tree planting or recycling
- Other projects as they may be identified, researched and approved by Mama Afrika
in the future...