About Us

Harambee Africa International

Harambee Africa International – formerly Harambee 2002 – is a non-profit, world-wide solidarity initiative to benefit Africa. It was founded on October 6, 2002 on the occasion of St. Josemaría Escrivá’s Canonization Ceremony in Rome, Italy. The first donors to Harambee were people of all ages, races, creeds and social classes who attended the ceremony from all parts of the world. Since then, Harambee Africa International has expanded to welcome national associate organizations in France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Ireland and the United States.

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The projects funded by the Harambee network are as varied as emergency medical services for mothers and children, craft schools training women and their families for productive work, education initiatives for teachers and students, libraries, classrooms, youth projects for orphans and the handicapped, well water, technical training and more.

Through local field representatives and international consultants Harambee Africa International handles the call for proposals, accounting, progress review and grant accountability for all programs. The National Associates vote on the proposed projects, raise money to support their implementation and develop initiatives to increase the Western world’s awareness of the beauty, dignity and great potential of Africa and its peoples.

To date, the Harambee network has allocated a total of $1,546,209 to 31 projects in Sudan, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Congo, Nigeria, Angola, South Africa and Mozambique.