Empowers Africa is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by 20 trustees and an advisory committee, including Krista Krieger, a former chair of the Africa Foundation (USA) and a former trustee of the African Wildlife Foundation. The organization’s mission is to fund programs that support human empowerment, land conservation, and wildlife protection in Africa.
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New York City, NY, April 4th, 2023— Empowers Africa, founded in 2013, is a non-profit organization that focuses on funding programs that support human empowerment, land conservation, and wildlife protection in Africa. The organization was founded by 20 trustees and an advisory committee, including Krista Krieger, a former chair of the Africa Foundation (USA) and a former trustee of the African Wildlife Foundation.
As Krieger explains, “We are a group of women who are supporting programs that focus on human empowerment, land conservation, and wildlife protection. We look for programs run by well-organized, successful organizations and research each project to make sure it is measurable, sustainable, and has the endorsement of the local communities and governments.”
Empowers Africa has three main areas of focus:
- Funding programs that support the protection of wildlife and land conservation.
- Funding programs in communities that live in proximity to protected conservation and wildlife areas or World Heritage Sites.
- Funding programs in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development.
Empowering Humans, Communities, and Economies Across Africa
Empowers Africa is involved in numerous human empowerment initiatives, supporting programs that help communities by improving access to education, healthcare, and business opportunities. The organization believes that improving these key areas will help reduce poverty and promote economic growth in Africa.
Education projects include school infrastructure improvement, student scholarships, and supporting school feeding programs. Empowers Africa also supports healthcare projects, such as clean water initiatives, Covid-19 relief programs, and infrastructure improvements to rural health clinics. The organization is also committed to small business development, supporting community agricultural projects, women’s cooperative gardens, and beehive projects.
Protecting Wildlife and Conserving Land and Habitats Across Africa
Empowers Africa also supports various wildlife protection and land conservation projects in Africa. The organization recognizes that wildlife is a critical part of Africa’s identity and culture, and that preserving it is important for future generations.
Empowers Africa supports several wildlife protection and land conservation initiatives. Specific projects include funding lion habitat expansion, cheetah genetic diversity efforts, black and rhino anti-poaching unit salaries, anti-poaching equipment, and the support of rhino and elephant rescue and rehabilitation centers.
Overall, Empowers Africa is dedicated to supporting programs that make a meaningful and lasting impact in Africa. The organization’s focus on human empowerment, land conservation, and wildlife protection reflects its belief in the importance of preserving Africa’s unique identity and promoting economic growth and development.
About Empowers Africa:
Empowers Africa supports programs that improve access to education, healthcare, and business opportunities for communities while protecting Africa’s unique wildlife and preserving its natural habitats. The organization believes in funding well-organized and sustainable programs that have the endorsement of local communities and governments, and it is committed to making a meaningful and lasting impact in Africa through its work.
For more information about Empowers Africa, please visit its website at www.empowersafrica.org and learn more about the wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa they support.
Name: Krista Krieger
Organization: Empowers Africa
Address: 2 Beekman Place Suite 18B New York, NY 10022
Phone: (917) 821-4358