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Organization Number: 38-3484864|
Organization Name: Amazon-Africa Aid Organization
Address: PO Box 7776
City: Ann Arbor
State / Province: MI
Zip / Post Code: 48107
Country: United States
Phone: 1-734-769-5778 Ext:
Organization Email: email@example.com
Website Address: http://www.amazonafrica.org
Detailed Description: Amazon Africa Aid is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit providing support to health, education, and welfare organizations along the Brazilian Amazon and in Southern Africa and who’s main purpose is to support the Fundacao Esperanca, a Brazilian nonprofit organization providing health care and education.
The following is a brief list of our activities:
Medical and Dental Clinic – Amazon-Africa Aid sends volunteer dentists and surgery teams to work in our clinic that serves poor and indigent people along the Amazon. The clinic relies heavily on volunteer support. For more information on volunteering, contact our office.
Child Survival – We support programs aimed at lowering infant mortality by teaching mothers how to better care for their children, emphasizing breast-feeding, nutrition, family planning, and hygiene.
Women’s Health – 3AO supports a program in the Amazon providing basic health, family planning, and gynecological services for women.
Quilombo Project – Quilombos, descendants of slaves who escaped during the last century, live in 27 villages in a biological reserve located on an isolated stretch of the Trombetas River. Once a month, Fundacao Esperanca and Amazon-Africa Aid send a medical team to provide basic medical care, immunizations, training and health education to the villages.
Health Education – Amazon-Africa Aid is involved in the production of posters, cassettes, brochures, pamphlets, videos, and other materials used in health education in developing regions.
AIDS Prevention – Amazon-Africa Aid has begun AIDS/STD education and prevention throughout the Amazon region.
Diabetic Program - Diabetes is a critical problem among the elderly in the Amazon which often cause severe complications and premature death. Amazon-Africa Aid and Fundacao Esperanca offer regular exams, education, and physical activities to encourage our clients to assume responsibility for their health and to live a normal life.
Higher Education – Amazon-Africa Aid is committed to supporting the Fundacao Esperanca Training Center which provides undergraduate and graduate courses in nursing, dental hygiene, management, development, law, education, tourism, and public health. Amazon-Africa Aid is specifically interested in providing access to higher education for low income students through GED courses and scholarship programs.
Street Children – Amazon-Africa Aid supports the Pastoral do Menor, a Brazilian organization working with youth at risk. The Pastoral conducts a series of after school programs focusing on building self esteem, providing role models, facilitating positive peer interaction, and building community networks for youth.