• 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.
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    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.
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    • Empowers Africa Trustees Make Grant to Doctors Without Borders

      Due to the generosity of several Trustees, including Suzanne Leydecker, Jenny Kennedy and Zita de Zagon, Empowers Africa was able to make a grant to Doctors Without Borders to assist in their fight against Ebola in West Africa. Since Ebola was first identified in March, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been the major [...]...
    • Roland Mouret Opening on Madison Avenue Benefits Empowers Africa

      Roland Mouret recently held an event to celebrate its opening at 952 Madison Avenue, and proceeds were given to support Empowers Africa. The event was sponsored by Flo Fulton, Nina Griscom, Krista Krieger, Laura Nicklas, and Roland Mouret. Many thanks to designer Roland Mouret for his generosity and support.    ...
    • Empowers Africa Matches Donation to Help Reintroduce Lions to Akagera National Park

      Empowers Africa has matched the generous donation made by Trustee Suzanne Leydecker to African Parks for their reintroduction of lions into the Akagera National Park in Rwanda. This is Empowers Africa’s second grant in 2014 to this project. The 1994 Rwandan genocide resulted in the loss of close to 1 million lives and the local [...]...
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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!

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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 on an October 2014 visit to Zambia and Botswana.