Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent. It is home to 1.2 billion people in 54 countries, millions of whom lack basic needs like food, water and shelter, let alone access to things like electricity, education and healthcare.
In 2012, 501 million people, or 47 percent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population, lived on $1.90 a day or less.
There are 19.1 million refugees and internally displaced persons in Africa.
Almost 40 percent of adults in Africa are illiterate – two-thirds are women. Adult literacy rates are below 50 percent in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.
Over 25 million people are HIV-positive on the continent and over 17 million have died of the disease already.
Approximately 90 percent of all cases of malaria worldwide occur in Africa, accounting for 24 percent of all child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Global Impact Africa Fund brings together four of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on helping those in Africa: Africare, Amref Health Africa, World Bicycle Relief and Partners in Health.
Through this fund, you will join with millions of people to change the world by helping to provide increased access to healthcare and education, job training, women’s and youth empowerment, economic development, and a host of other services to those in need throughout Africa.
Your contributions go directly to supporting real and meaningful work to improve the lives of those living across Africa.