Who We Are

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.

Click here to see a video about Orphans Africa called, NEVER GIVE UP.

Orphans Africa also coordinates a volunteer program in which international visitors can work closely with orphans and widows while living with a host family in Tanzania.

Click here to watch a video called, VOLUNTEER IMPRESSIONS.

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. Again, we also provide volunteer opportunities in Tanzania. Visit our Volunteer in Tanzania page for more information.

Our Mission and Finances

Read our Mission Statement.

Interested in our financial status? We invite you to check out the finances from our last several years. We think you’ll be impressed as we devote at least 89% of total expenses to our programs!*

2012 OA Financial Report

2011 OA Financial Report

2010 OA Financial Report

2009 OA Financial Report

*NOTE: Orphans Africa’s 990-EZ Returns are available for public inspection upon request.