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Photo Friday

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This week’s dose of inspiration. “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” -Desmond Tutu  

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Supporting African Communities in this Ebola Crisis

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The Ebola crisis reminds us in many ways of the beginning of the HIV and AIDS epidemic that communities had to face with limited resources. Because the health system is overwhelmed by the challenges Ebola presents, communities are not only in the front lines, but also the backbone of the response. As news of the Ebola crisis emerged, we knew that we wanted to support communities. Our partners work in East and Southern Africa so we looked to our peers for [...]

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Investing in African Communities: Our Recent Grants

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We’re excited to announce our most recent grants totaling $200,610 to African community-based organizations supporting vulnerable children and families. This grant award period includes twenty grants in four African countries and one grant made to a US organization to support African organizations responding to the Ebola crisis. Thirteen of these grants support holistic programs for children and families, six support education efforts, and two support livelihood programs. Stay tuned for news and updates on the great work of these Firelight partners! HOLISTIC Malawi: Enukweni Community Based [...]

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