• For the Love of Africa

    If you have ever visited Africa you know there's something about the landscape, the wildlife and the people that inspires a passion for preservation and dreams for positive growth. Our mission at Empowers Africa is just that -- to empower people, protect wildlife and conserve land.
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    • Empowers Africa Announces a Grant for USD 8,000 to Nkomo Primary School in South Africa

      Empowers Africa is happy to announce a grant of USD 8,000 to Nkomo Primary School for their nutrition feeding program which provides meals to over 456 orphans and vulnerable children on a daily basis. This grant will provide food and operational costs for the feeding program for 12 months. Nkomo Primary School is a deep [...]...
    • Empowers Africa Announces a Grant of USD 10,500 to Big Life Foundation

      Empowers Africa is proud to announce a USD 10,500 grant to Big Life Foundation to fund the salaries of rangers who make up special forces protecting wildlife in Kenya and Tanzania. We would like to recognize Big Life Foundation for their monumental work in drastically reducing poaching rates in the 2 million acre area they [...]...
    • Empowers Africa Announces a Grant to LEWA Wildlife Conservancy

      Empowers Africa is proud to offer a $5,000 grant to LEWA Wildlife Conservancy’s mobile health clinic. The clinic operates in conjunction with 4 of LEWA’s functioning clinics in various rural communities and provides medical assistance to more than 2,000 people living in remote and inaccessible areas around LEWA. The 4 clinics served approximately 30,000 people [...]...
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    Empowers Africa is a U.S. public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3) that supports programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub-saharan Africa. Each year, Empowers Africa awards grants to unique and outstanding projects. You can find out more about these projects by clicking on our "Projects" page. We accept donations from individuals and we are grateful for the support. Please stay in touch with our latest news by "liking" our Facebook page and reading our newsletters. There is an e-newsletter sign-up form under the "About" tab in the toolbar. Thank you!

  • Above: video of elephants drinking from the Chobe River in Botswana. Footage taken by Empowers Africa Trustee Suzanne Leydecker.
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  • New pictures: The pictures above were taken at our 2015 Annual Event at the Explorers Club in NYC.