How long has Fingerprints Across Africa been in existence? The state of Colorado recognized our incorporation as a non-profit organization as of February 1, 2011.
Why are Income Generating Activities (IGA's) necessary? Income Generating Activities (IGAs) are necessary to create local sustainability for each project.
What does at-risk mean? At-risk refers to the inability to adequately care for oneself including food, security, protection from danger, and economic earning power.
Why are there so many orphans and widows in Africa? The HIV/AIDs pandemic has played a major role in creating orphans and widows. Other diseases, such as malaria, along with poor medical services contribute to the problem.
Is child trafficking a problem in Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe? Yes. See our posts on Rhonda's Blog regarding relevant articles.
Why build orphan family homes rather than large orphanages? Many African governments dislike institutional orphanages because they take children out of their home communities, rob them of possible inheritance rights, and raise them in an artificial environment devoid of their culture. Family orphan homes, such as the House of Promise, keep the children in their home community so they retain their inheritance rights and culture. Since a maximum of 10 children are placed in each home, they receive more parental attention and are better prepared to enter society.
Why should I give to Fingerprints Across Africa? Fingerprints Across Africa is dedicated to empowering at-risk women and children to give them hope for their futures. Your donations make life-changing impact upon those at-risk that Fingerprints Across Africa works with. Every child enrolled in a Fingerprints Across Africa project is less likely to be carried off into child trafficking because the children are supervised by care providers.
How do I give to Fingerprints Across Africa? We accept donations online. Electronic funds transfer from checking or savings, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Just click our “Gift Catalog & Donate” tab and complete the easy to follow instructions. You can also mail donations to:
Fingerprints Across Africa 5015 E Emelita Ave Mesa, AZ 85206
How can I help Fingerprints Across Africa aside from giving money? One way is through your social networks. Another way would be in the way of donated or discounted supplies (i.e. design and production of promotional materials, office supplies, office equipment, etc.). There will be opportunities to participate in team projects – contact us if you would be interested!