With heavy hearts, we are announcing our plans to close African Initiatives in early 2021.

Changes in the funding environment mean we are unable to raise sufficient income to continue our organisation. While the COVID-19 pandemic is not the cause of our planned closure, it will bring further financial uncertainty.  

Here, we outline the reasons for our closure and invite you to continue to support some of the world’s most marginalised women and girls directly through our Tanzanian partners.

Our Year in Review

We believe all women and girls have a right to enjoy their version of Maisha Bora – it means a ‘Good Life’ in Kiswahili. 

In our newly published Annual Review, you’ll find many examples of our recent achievements in girls’ education, health and wellbeing, land rights and livelihoods. With your support, we have brought empowerment to hundreds of thousands of marginalised women and girls. 
Turn the pages to read about our impact. Then click on the video icons to watch development progress in action. 

Success on Film

Watch this uplifting video of girls’ education and women’s economic empowerment progress in extraordinary Ngorongoro.

Watch Our Video

Junior Marandu discusses the benefits of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in school. Read more about our WASH project here.