Hands for Africa was borne out of the aftermath of the Blood Diamond industry in Sierra Leone. We support the hundreds of thousands of children, women and men who have been maimed by machetes or explosive devices. These are individuals who have lost not only their limbs, but oftentimes their livelihoods as farmers or vendors. With the loss of a dignified way to earn a living, often comes a loss of all hope.
What We Do
Hands For Africa’s mandate is restoring lost hope to innocent victims of civil wars in African countries and to develop and implement programs that foster self-reliance by directly engaging the innocent victims and their communities to provide artificial limbs for amputees, wells for clean water, agricultural development, educational scholarships for the innocent victims and their children, medical and health care support, micro finance loans for trade and housing through community construction.
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