Who We Are
Hands for Africa was borne out of the aftermath of the Blood Diamond industry in Sierra Leone. We support the hundreds of thousands of children, women and men who have been maimed by machetes or explosive devices. These are individuals who have lost not only their limbs, but oftentimes their livelihoods as farmers or vendors. With the loss of a dignified way to earn a living, often comes a loss of all hope.
What We Do
Hands For Africa’s mandate is restoring lost hope to innocent victims of civil wars in African countries and to develop and implement programs that foster self-reliance by directly engaging the innocent victims and their communities to provide artificial limbs for amputees, wells for clean water, agricultural development, educational scholarships for the innocent victims and their children, medical and health care support, micro finance loans for trade and housing through community construction.
- Artificial Limbs
Prosthetic limbs for amputee victims to gain self reliance. The cost of a customized hand is $50 and the cost for a customized leg, $99.
- Children’s Education
Scholarships provided for one year of school. Covers tuition, books, all supplies, uniforms, school meals, and allowance. All scholarship recipients must maintain a C+ grade average. $250
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Posted By: Hands For Africa | June 21, 2012
Hands for Africa is pleased to announce Thien Nghiem, recipient of the 2012 Ronald McDonald House Charities/Asian Pacific American Students Increasing Achievement Scholarship. Thien has demonstrated the qualities of not only a great student, local community leader, but also the character traits of a true world citizen. In addition to a college scholarship, Thien was [...]
Posted By: Hands For Africa | January 6, 2012
Hands for Africa is pleased to grant 40 students a scholarship for the 2011-2012 (and beyond) school year. In December 2011, Alton Harding travelled to Sierra Leone and met with a number of students to symbolically deliver the educational scholarship certificate. The scholarship is designed to cover tuition, books, supplies, uniforms, school meals, and transportation. [...]
Posted By: Hands For Africa | October 28, 2011
Chi Sigma Phi, a Cal State Fullerton sorority, is hosting a benefit concert on December 1st at Titan Theater. Bring friends and family to be part of a good cause while having a good time. To reach Titan Theater, take Nutwood Avenue exit from 57 North Freeway, turn right on State College Blvd and take [...]
Posted By: Hands For Africa | January 22, 2010
Hands for Africa has been sadly moved by the devastation, death and amputations in Haiti caused by the 7.0 Magnitude earthquake. When Hands for Africa heard about the hundreds of daily amputations in Haiti, “an amputate or die” choice as a result of earthquake, some victims with rusty hacksaws and vodka as no other instruments or medicine was readily available; we decided to step in and make a difference with these new wave of amputees. Knowing that we specialize with working and helping amputees in Africa and being very cognizant of the immediate urgent needs of the Haitian Amputees, we did not hesitate for a second in assisting where we could.
Posted By: Hands For Africa | November 28, 2009
Hands for Africa knows empowerment is a very important ingredient in restoring hope. We purchased crutches, rubber tips, transportation and medical staff for the amputees so they could enjoy a game of soccer on the beach.