Friends of Africa International

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Friends of Africa International "was incorporated in 1989 in the State of Colorado (originally known as "Friends of Africa"), by a group of individuals fostering an interest in Africa, and recognizing a need for the perpetuation of awareness and assistance to various African conservation and cultural projects...

"Friends of Africa International was founded on January 3, 1988, in Aspen, Colorado, by Bonnie Bishop and Scarlett Adams, and a group of interested individuals. Each had visited Africa and agreed that there was room for yet one more small, grass-roots organization that could find creative ways to promote various small conservation, education and cultural projects in Africa, as well as presenting various programs in the US.

"Today we continue to uphold our original vision: to increase awareness of the wildlife and cultural issues in Africa and the delicate balance facing the African continent. Since those early years, we continue to provide assistance to fledgling Africa-based NGO¹s (non-governmental organizations) struggling to survive in the global community, and have found ways to assist by providing a platform for their causes, and by facilitating tax-deductible donations from US donors.

Today, we are pleased to be affiliated with three Africa-based organizations: Save the Elephants, the Bill Woodley Mount Kenya Trust and the African Conservation Foundation." [1]



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  1. Home, Friends of Africa International, accessed August 17, 2008.