Who We Are
An amazing success story. You’d be smiling too! The Orphans Africa volunteer
Gregory Jackson came to OA as a volunteer on the auction committee
By Leslie Ryan, Treasurer Tanzania waited my arrival in late June for
About Orphans Africa
Orphans Africa (OA) is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt charitable organization that began in 2007 with the coming together of three ordinary people whose desire was to build peace between nations by providing assistance to those who are most vulnerable.
Together they traveled to Tanzania where malaria and the AIDS epidemic has left victims of all ages. Over two and a half million children have been orphaned. Widows have lost their husbands and desire opportunities to support themselves and their children. Working hand-in-hand with grassroots non-governmental organizations in Tanzania, OA provides the orphans with education and basic necessities, and provides the widows with the training and opportunities they need to become self-sufficient. We believe that by educating children and helping widows to become self-sustaining, we are bringing hope, not only to today, but to the future.
Orphans Africa Staff
Orphans Africa can’t do its great work without a core group of dedicated people who are passionate about helping the widows and orphans. OA has staff in both Washington and Oregon, U.S.A., Brazil, as well as in Tanzania. Almost everyone is a volunteer, selflessly giving of their time and talents.
Click here to meet our amazing staff in the U.S.A and Brazil.
Click here to meet our wonderful staff in Africa.
There are plenty of opportunities for others to help the OA staff in carrying out their mission. If you’re interested in helping the OA staff either in Tacoma, WA, via tele-commuting, or within your own community, please visit our volunteer locally page.
Read our Mission Statement.
Click here to review OA’s financials.