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Increasing Our Outreach

Humphrey at the GlobalGiving meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya in March 2018

We here at Action Two Africa (A2A) are saddened to let you know that our office in Kiambiu, Kenya, is now closed due to a lack of funding. Over the last few years, we have not received adequate donations to support the office space that Humphrey previously worked out of, and where children could come after school to study, write to their sponsors, and have a safe place to meet with their peers.

However unfortunate this set back though, this doesn’t deter our mission or change our vision for Kiambiu. A2A will continue to provide educational sponsorships and mentoring opportunities to children in our Child Sponsorship Program.

While we will no longer have a centralized office location, we are working on ways to continue to be a presence in the community and work with children and leaders in Kiambiu. We will do this by going back to meeting with families in their homes and finding an alternative location to host monthly board meetings.

Additionally, we have been searching for ways to increase our funding over the last year. Since the inception of A2A, our primary source of funding has been from generous donors such as yourselves, but, we are looking to increase our scope of donors to include people and organizations in Kenya. In March, Humphrey went to a GlobalGiving meeting held in Nairobi, in order to network with like-minded organizations and individuals. He was able to get information and resources from GlobalGiving and other participants on how to find funding within Kenya. Much like the United States, Kenya has organizations and grants designed to provide funding and resources to organizations like A2A. Humphrey has been diligently pursuing local and regional funding opportunities, and we look forward to the prospect of partnering with these organizations and individuals in Kenya, and continuing to grow and learn.

We will keep you updated on the progress of our efforts, and if you have any suggestions or ways to improve our funding, please contact me at:

Thank you all for your continued support!

Overcoming Obstacles

As many of you know, last year I (Christina) hiked the Appalachian Trail (AT). It was one of my dreams to complete the entire trail. The AT is a 2,190 mile trail that passes through 14 states. I endured unbearably cold weather, hot weather, poisonous snakes, bears, injuries, and the occasional lack of food and […] Continue reading →

3rd Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser

Last weekend we held our 3rd Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser for Action Two Africa’s Child Sponsorship Program. This program aims at keeping high-risk children from the community of Kiambiu in school throughout the year. Every year we put out a request to our friends and family to donate used clothes, furniture, household items, etc, and […] Continue reading →

2nd Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser

Summer is in full swing and, looking back, we are amazed that a year has already passed since our Open Challenge and the start of our partnership with GlobalGiving! During the Open Challenge, we were able to raise $8,130, enough to provide school sponsorships for 13 Kenyan children. We were so humbled and grateful for […] Continue reading →

Back to School

  The new year has started on a high note for operations at Action Two Africa. Schools reopened on January 7th, and Action Two Africa’s sponsored children have returned another term full of learning and studying. Marlyne, a 16-year old Kiambiu resident and Action Two Africa’s first beneficiary, is now in her last year of […] Continue reading →

Office Space Garage Sale

One of Action Two Africa’s deepest desires is to be a place where people in the Kiambiu slum can come to seek refuge and find services that Action Two Africa offers. A big part of our mission is community transformation and we believe that one of the first steps toward achieving this goal is to […] Continue reading →

Open Challenge Success!

We are humbled to announce that at the end of the June 2014 GlobalGiving Open Challenge, Action Two Africa is now officially partners with The GlobalGiving Foundation! The Open Challenge was a smashing success and we are incredibly grateful to all the friends, family, coworkers, loose acquaintances, and complete strangers who, through their prayer and […] Continue reading →

Open Challege Update

Help Action Two Africa: this is our one chance We have 30 days to raise $5,400 from 40 different donors. If we’re unsuccessful, we will no longer be able to fundraise in the US. What’s Our Mission? Get Kenyan kids off the streets and back into the classroom Use education to help break the cycles of […] Continue reading →

Why GlobalGiving?

Some people have asked why Action Two Africa is partnering with GlobalGiving. “Why can’t I donate money directly to Action Two Africa?” Below are some important details about why Action Two Africa has partnered with GlobalGiving: Action Two Africa is a Kenyan-based organization, meaning that it cannot obtain a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status with the IRS […] Continue reading →