• 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. Read more.
  • Latest Video

    This footage was taken by Empowers Africa Trustee Suzanne Leydecker. There are over 50,000 elephants in the Chobe River - perhaps the highest elephant concentration in Africa.
  • Latest News

    • Empowers Africa Raises $150,000 for Projects in Africa at its Annual Event on April 23, 2015

      Empowers Africa raised over $150,000 for human empowerment and wildlife protection in Africa at its annual gala dinner held at The Explorers Club in New York City of April 23, 2015. Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Richard Wiese, Host and Producer of ABC series “Born to Explore.” The Auctioneer was Eliza Osborne, Executive [...]...
    • Travel to South Africa with the Thornybush Collection

      Have you ever been to South Africa? Here’s an opportunity to have the adventure of a lifetime and support the empowerment of women and children at the same time. Empowers Africa is hosting its Annual Event on April 23rd, 2015 and will auction several amazing safaris. This safari in South Africa has been generously donated [...]...
    • Wild Lions in Sub-Saharan Africa

      The lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger with some males exceeding 550 lbs. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and a small population in India. The lion is a vulnerable species, having seen significant population decline in its African range during the second half of the 20th century. Conflicts with humans [...]...
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  • What We Do

    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!

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  • 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.