A team for ACTION FOR AFRICA
"Bellingham Traverse" a team to help the ACTION FOR AFRICA raise funds for our partner community in Lesoto Africa.
Action for Africa (Bellingham Traverse Event)
Our vision for children, families and communities in Lesotho, life in all its fullness. . .
Our vision for students, families and organizations in Whatcom County, the fulfillment that comes through partnering with Africans as they move from extreme poverty to sustainable livelihoods.
Purpose / Mission:
Action for Africa is a lifeline partnership between people in Whatcom County, WA and children, families and communities suffering from extreme poverty in Lesotho, Africa.
We aim to build relationships through listening, learning and working together so people can move from extreme poverty to sustainable livelihoods. We do this by providing access to clean water, adequate farming practices, access to basic health care and education and access to economic development tools.
Who We Are:
We are a community-based organization seeking to serve the poor in Lesotho, Africa. We are motivated by the teachings of Christ and seek to follow his example. We embrace all who would join us on this important journey. Our core values include:
Our Reason -- we are motivated by the love of Jesus Christ, who expressed deep care for widows, orphans and the poor. Moved by his example, we desire to show compassion and justice to those who are most vulnerable and live in difficult situations.
Community – we don’t work alone, but in relationship with each other, both in Whatcom County and in Lesotho.
Sustainability -- solutions to poverty require integrated interventions involving water, food security, healthcare, education and economic development – all rooted on spiritual strength.
Humility -- we can learn as much about fullness of life from the poor -- as they can learn from us.
Partnership – rather than “re-invent the wheel”, when possible we partner with World Vision, a proven leader in sustainable community development.
Non-exclusivity – we seek to serve the poor, regardless of race, creed, gender or age.