United Methodists Announce Aid Africa’s Children as Fund Recipient


Aid Africa’s Children’s was approved by the Board of Global Ministries of United Methodists Church to be an official fund recipient for selected "worthy projects” at their annual official United Methodist Conference.

As a result of this honor, local congregations of the United Methodist Church were able to donate funds through the Wisconsin Conference Giving.  Aid Africa’s Children’s Vice President of Community Affairs, Debbie Gilliam is a member of Salem United Methodist Church in Kenosha County.

Projects for Aid Africa’s Children will be listed in future Rainbow Covenant brochures and are on the Conference Website. Aid Africa’s Children is raising funds for a clean water project in Ntemba, a rural village in Tanzania where water shortages are critical. Children, especially young girls devote many hours a day to get water for their families often missing school. They are also helping the Ntemba’s Women’s Chicken Cooperative build a chicken business to generate income for families.  

In Zambia, our projects are focused on the education and the primary school we built. Currently, we are making necessary floor and structure repairs on the primary school and purchasing more desks for the school. In the future, plans are to build a high school that combines a
standard and vocational education for students. We are also planning on creating a solar energy digital educational library at the request of the school.

Construction just began on the first of three buildings for the high school.