What is Global African Village?
Global African Village is a nonprofit organization working to alleviate the abject poverty that affects thousands of children, the elderly, and the sick every day. Our current focus is assisting the Bagishu people of eastern Uganda (see Fact Sheet) with four primary projects: child care, health care, better access to water, and small-business development.
Global African Village is a registered charity in Ontario, Canada (# 17 46 06 1). We are also incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of New York, and we have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the US.
We are an all-volunteer organization. With no paid staff and no office, our operating expenses are very minimal. In 2010, only 2.3% of the funds we raised were used for expenses; the rest supported our humanitarian work in Uganda.
We can be reached at email@example.com.
- One of the photos at the top of this page shows the Bagishu villagers digging the Yetana Fish Pond. We are happy to report that they have finished digging this 62" x 25" x 4" pond, all by hand, and have laid the necessary PVC pipe. When finished, the fish pond will supplement the diet of many villagers. Please help us complete this project by supporting these upcoming fundraisers:
- Saturday, August 27: Macy's "Shop-for-a Cause" - Purchase your $5 shopping pass for great discounts at any Macy's stores on Sat., August 27.
- Tuesday, September 20, 2011: Global African Village's 2nd annual "DIne Out for Uganda" at Betty's Restaurant, 370 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY 14201.
- Tuesday, November 8, 5:30 - 8:30 pm, Friendly's Restaurant, 4350 Maple Rd., Amherst, NY.
- Thank you to the Zonta Club of Cheektowaga-Lancaster, NY, for donating 50 birthing kits for the Bagishu women who give birth without benefit of medical assistance.
- Thank you to Loren Kuehne and Jan Wimsatt of the Rio Grande Rotary Club in Las Cruces, NM, for invitiing Sharon Green to speak at their meeting on May 31, 2011.
- Thank you to Bill Rudge, president of the Clinton, NY, Kiwanis Club, for inviting Sharon Green to speak on April 5. The club members were most welcoming.
- Thank you to T & C Liquor in Depew, NY, for hosting a Global African VIllage change container.
- Learn more about Global African Village from this interview with co-founder Sharon Green: http://www.niagara.edu/niagara-reads-video-gallery/.
- Thanks to Milano's Family Restaurant, 529 Englewood Avenue, Kenmore, NY, and Mama Mia's Pizzeria and Cafe, 215 Highland Avenue, Tonawanda, NY, for hosting Global African VIllage change containers.
- We are pleased to announce our partnership with the SIFE (Students for Free Enterprise) chapter at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. They have given Global African Village a grant to inaugurate our Buusale Kamani project. This a small-business grant program will enable five people in eastern Uganda to expand their small businesses. "Buusale Kamani" is Swahili for "Friendship is Strength."
- On March 1, 2010, devastating landslides occurred in the area of Uganda where we are working. At least 300 Bagishu died. Thousands who were displaced are now living in refugee camps, about 60 people to a tent, with poor sanitation, illness, and an uncertain future. To learn more about the landslides, go to http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/873748/-/wj64nv/-/index.html; to read updates about the landslides and other news from Uganda, you can visit the Daily Monitor website.
- Read the article about Global African Village on pp. 8-9 of the May 2009 newsletter of the New York College Learning Skills Association: http://www.nyclsa.org/newsletter_current_issue.htm
- Global African Village in the news: Read Article in The Buffalo News re. Global African Village August 2008
How to Donate
Global African Village welcomes contribution at any time. Remember that the average annual income of the Bagishu people of eastern Uganda is just $6 per year. Even modest donations can make a difference in the lives of these people.
Sebastian Wanzama-Piro, Director, may be available to speak to groups in southern Ontario and Western New York. He may be reached at (416) 520-5384.
Contributions can be sent to:
|Global African Village||Global African Village|
|204 Horsely Hill Drive||
|37 Devereaux Avenue|
|Toronto, Ontario Canada M1B 1W6||Buffalo, New York 14214 USA|
Please support Global African Village. We are grateful for whatever you are able to contribute - every dollar helps! (Please note that you do not need a PayPal account to donate using PayPal.)
Global African Village has 501(c)(3) status through the IRS, so we are eligible to receive public and private grants. Individual donors to Global African Village who itemize on their tax returns may claim federal income tax deductions.
Global African Village is also incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of New York. For legal purposes, our name is Global African Village Incorporated.