What is Global African Village?
Global African Village is an all-volunteer 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.
With no paid staff and no office, our operating expenses are very small. 90-95% of the funds we raise annually support our humanitarian work in Uganda.
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- Special thanks to the Diane Alvardo and the Print Shop at Daemen College, Amherst, NY, for printing our newseltter at no charge. We are most grateful.
- Thank you to the Rotary Club of Mississaugua-City Centre in Mississaugua, Ontario, Canada, for welcoming Publicity Director Sharon Green as the guest speaker at their meeting on June 10, 2015.
- We are grateful to the Levesque Institute at Niagara University for their second donation of gently-used sandals from the Cave of the Winds tourist attraction in Niagara Falls. Students at Niagara University near Niagara Falls, NY, under the direction of Dr. David Taylor, keep sandals that tourists no longer want out of landfills by sorting, cleaning, packing, and donating thousands of them to charities like ours, for distribution to impoverished people around the world. Our president, Sebastian Wanzana-Piro, delivered the first batch of sandals to Uganda in 2013; he is taking a second batch in summer 2015. Learn more about this very worthwhile project at http://levesqueinstitute.niagara.edu/about/sandal-falls-project/.
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- 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:
- Thank you to the Zonta Club of Cheektowaga-Lancaster, NY, for donating 50 birthing kits for Bagishu women who give birth without benefit of medical assistance.
- Learn more about Global African Village from this interview with co-founder Sharon Green: http://www.niagara.edu/niagara-reads-video-gallery/.
- Thanks to Mama Mia's Pizzeria and Cafe, 215 Highland Avenue, Tonawanda, NY, for hosting a Global African Village change containes.
- We are partners with the ENACTUS (formerly SIFE, Students for Free Enterprise) chapter at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. In 2011, they awarded Global African Village a grant to inaugurate our "Buusale Kamani" project. This small-business grant program enabled five people in rural 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 villagers died. Thousands more were displaced to 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, President, is available to speak to groups in the Toronto, Ontario, area. He can be reached at (647) 655 - 8838.
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.