Empower 20 million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.

Our Vision

For Africa to thrive.

Our Purpose

Driven by a deep love for our people, we won’t stop working until everyone on our continent has the resources they need.

Our Mission

To provide the resources that unlock the abundance of Africa so every African community can thrive.

We are Africans working together for Africa to thrive

As the largest African humanitarian and development organisation, we know the challenges our continent must overcome and how best to do it. With local knowledge and in partnership with our communities, we remove barriers and restore the abundance of Africa to its people.

With our dedicated staff and partners, who live and work in our communities, we listen to the priorities of the people and together design programmes that lead to transformation.

We are driven by a deep love for our land and for its people. We are here before others come, and we remain after they leave – this is home.

We believe Africa IS the future. Despite still being the poorest, we are also the fastest-growing continent in the world and ForAfrika is at the forefront of change.

One day, Africa will feed the world, power the world and show the world how to live in community.

We are creating an Africa that thrives.

We are ForAfrika.

Theory
of change

We believe that sustainable work is best achieved by being locally led, and widely supported. By implementing community owned projects that ensure dignity, and that expressly benefit women and children, ForAfrika and its local and international partners are committed to saving lives, building resilience and transforming our communities.

Thanks to your support, in 2023 we impacted 4,221,541 people across Africa.

*Click on a country name to see more information

Map of Africa

From emergency relief to economic growth, we partner closely with our communities.

Fueled by the generosity of donors and partners like you, we bring resources and implement locally-led programmes that address the barriers people face for equitable growth and transformation.

*Click on a pillar name to see more information

We are a global family coming together to do more than we can on our own, committed to serving Africa.

Our organisation was founded on Christian values. It is with this fibre and heart that we continue to serve our continent and our people without discrimination of race, religion, gender, political stance or any other form. We thank God for the privilege of our calling to serve our people.

Message from the CEO

Twenty twenty-two was my first full year as chief executive of this incredible organisation and, looking back, it was spectacular in many ways: spectacularly impactful, rewarding, challenging and also heart-breaking.

It was a year marked by the war in Ukraine, which has brought with it devastating repercussions not only for those in Ukraine, but across the world. Food and energy prices were driven up, and people pushed further into hunger and poverty. Africa, which already has the highest prevalence of food insecurity globally, was hardest hit.

It’s the year JAM became ForAfrika, with an updated vision: for Africa to thrive, but with the same compassionate heart for our people, the people of Africa. Our leadership team came together to crystallise our new 10-year goal, which is to see 20-million African people sustainably provide for themselves. This is a 3,650-day goal and we are making great headway already, working through the heat of the African sun and celebrating each victory in the cool of the night – each a step towards a thriving Africa!

We saw our greatest impact to date. Our staff, donors, partners and communities stepped up and together we reached 3,124,333 lives through direct services, from emergency response to economic empowerment, across our six programme countries.

Our teams proved their dedication and commitment beyond measure or comprehension. They were driven by compassion, equipped with industry-leading knowledge and ability, and fuelled by the belief that Africa deserves to thrive. Many of them risked their lives time and again, such as Rose Gaba, the nutrition officer for our Boma team in South Sudan.

Rose walked for eight hours each way with our team over some of the most difficult terrain in Africa, carrying supplies on her head to ensure a malnutrition clinic that had been cut off, was receiving the lifesaving goods it needed. Owing to the poor roads, the team’s car had broken down and there was simply no other way to reach the clinic than to walk.

When I asked her why she had done it, Rose said simply and directly; “You don’t leave your children in that condition.” This remarkable story is not unusual at ForAfrika; there are many like it every day, and because of them our teams are filled with my personal heroes.

Our donors and partners are also my heroes, having helped us realise the highest revenue in our 39-year history, supporting our growth and allowing us to invest in infrastructure and systems that are imperative for our work.

We were able to deepen our health programmes to run hospitals, and provide full medical services and surgeries, in three locations in South Sudan. We also expanded into the Central African Republic and will soon be opening in Ethiopia.

To our donors and partners I say, thank you on behalf of each life saved, stabilised and given the opportunity to thrive. Because of your love for Africa and your trust in us, the commitment of our teams is validated and the impact eternal!

The year came with moments of heartbreak, too, like the day I met Cipriana Francisca and her severely malnourished son, Antonio Manuel, in Cubal, Angola. Once a successful farmer, she now brings her children inside early so that they don’t have to watch other children eat. Angola’s worst drought in 40 years has meant she has lost everything, including a child. She now relies on emergency humanitarian assistance, but desperately desires to be a breadwinner again.

While emergency aid or “providing fish” is vital to keeping people alive when elements that are out of a community’s control strike, our long-term goal is to help people like Cipriana to build back the ability to “fish for themselves”, to be able to withstand shocks and thrive.

This brings me to the ultimate heroes: the very African communities that we are grateful to partner with – beautiful people, with plans and dreams. Not plans on how to get more aid or dreams of being reliant on charity, but plans to provide for themselves and dreams of an Africa that thrives.

What is required are the resources and partners willing to walk that journey together, to realise those dreams one step at a time. ForAfrika is committed to being that partner and we invite you to continue with us.

Lastly, and most importantly, I want to thank God for His protection over our teams, love in our hearts, enablement and provision. May He be glorified.

Homegrown humanitarians

With our dedicated staff and partners, who live and work in our communities, we listen to the priorities of the people and together design programmes that lead to transformation.

Financials

  • Cash revenue
    $33,083,552
  • Gifts in kind received
    $31,953,907
  • Total revenue For Africa To Thrive
    $65,037,459

Resources

RESOURCES

  • Fundraising & administration (8%)
  • Programmes (92%)

Revenue

  • 2021
    $52 million
  • 2022
    $65 million
  • Projected revenue target for 2023
    $82 million

Angola

Angola is a resource-rich country that has made substantial economic and political progress since the end of civil war in 2002. It continues to face significant challenges, however, including heavy dependence on oil, macroeconomic instability, gender inequality and large pockets of people mired in poverty and lacking access to basic social services.

It is hoped that with a new, reform-oriented government since August 2022, Angola will now work towards more inclusive and sustainable growth that supports equitable outcomes.

However, in south-western areas, Angola continues to experience a devastating drought, the worst in 40 years. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), at least 850,000 people were still in need of food assistance at the end of 2022 as the effects on food production and rising costs put many families under immense strain. South-western provinces are still considered at IPC Phase 4 or emergency level of Acute Food Insecurity (AFI).

We have implemented an emergency response in some of these areas and are working with agencies, such as Unicef and the World Food Programme, in the community management of malnutrition. We are also providing water to bring immediate relief to communities and continue with school feeding and agricultural programmes to boost food security.

A drought-stricken village in Baia Farta, Angola

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 330,954 people​ in Angola.

Mozambique

Mozambique has been wracked by conflict and natural disasters for the past few years, with violence in Cabo Delgado and an increase in cyclones hitting the area.

The armed conflict in Cabo Delgado subsided significantly in some parts of the province (especially in Palma and Montepuez) during 2022. By July, approximately 12,849 displaced people had returned to their homes. This armed conflict nevertheless exacerbated the devastation of livelihoods already wrought by increasingly frequent cyclones.

In 2022, Cyclone Ana, followed by Cyclone Gombe in January and March, caused severe flooding, the displacement of people and the loss and damage of infrastructure and agricultural activities - directly impacting the ability of people to provide their own food.

Our response to the effects of Gombe in Nampula province highlighted the need for a broad spectrum of water, sanitation, and hygiene services among cyclone-displaced people. This includes hygiene infrastructure such as latrines, handwashing stations, and boreholes fitted with water pumps.

Our other programming continued to focus on education (in the form of school feeding, school gardens support and school infrastructure revamps), food security, livelihoods, and economic empowerment needs across the country’s southern, central and northern regions.

Items are distributed during an emergency to families who needed them the most

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 482,289 people​ in Mozambique.

Rwanda

In 2022, we officially handed over the Fred Nkunda Life Centre to local organisations and focused on our new programmes in the country.

The Rwandan government’s National Strategy for Transformation (NST-1) is a seven-year plan which aims to encourage vulnerable families’ resilience to livelihood shocks. It also aims to lift people out of poverty by scaling up core and complementary social protection programmes.

To align with this national strategy, ForAfrika’s team in Rwanda delivered programming focused on supporting home-based informal Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres and the caregivers of children enrolled there in Southern Province.

Some of our interventions for the ECD centres involved rehabilitating structures as well as supplying educational material. The parents of the children enrolled were gathered into farming groups and Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs). As part of the farming groups, they cultivated land we had hired in exchange for cash, with 20% of this being earmarked for their contributions to the VSLA groups they were part of.

Izihirwe Kibondo Early Childhood Development centre in Rwanda

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 18,688 people​ in Rwanda.

South Africa

South Africa experienced severe flooding after a cyclone hit neighbouring Mozambique in April. This disaster, along with a slow recovery from the impacts of COVID, a high unemployment rate, continuing power cuts, widespread corruption and a huge rise in food and fuel prices has worsened socio-economic conditions.

According to the World Bank, South Africa remains a dual economy with some of the highest levels of inequality in the world. More and more people are facing food insecurity with increased stunting and malnutrition noted in children across the country. This keeps ForAfrika very focused on the Early Childhood Development sector with our nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.

Principal Simollang Pooe receives the keys after a makeover at her daycare centre

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 225,043 people​ in South Africa.

South Sudan

Neither South Sudan’s independence nor the signing of the revitalised peace agreement have helped to significantly curb the high number of South Sudanese people living in deteriorating conditions. Continued conflict and instability, combined with flooding, have resulted in large-scale internal and cross-border displacement. Moreover, above normal rainfall, for the fourth consecutive year in 2022, led to prolonged flooding.

This flooding has disrupted people’s livelihoods, and hampered their access to education, water, sanitation, hygiene, and health services. Resultantly, the UNOCHA reported that 8.9-million people in South Sudan were in need of humanitarian assistance in 2022. The number of people in need is projected to rise to 9.4-million in 2023.

In response to the needs of the communities we serve, our programming provided a wide range of interventions across each of ForAfrika’s six programming sectors to reach over 800,000 people in need.

A lady in South Sudan generating income at a local market by selling the surplus of vegetables grown at her community garden

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 1,812,886 people​ in South Sudan.

Uganda

Uganda is one of the world’s largest refugee hosting nations in the world, with more than 1,5-million seeking asylum there. During 2022, Uganda registered over 172,000 new refugees, many of whom were fleeing armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The wellbeing of refugees in the country has remained diminished since the loss of jobs triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. More people suffered from food insecurity which has severely increased stunting and malnutrition among children living in Karamoja.

These challenges were compounded by flooding, landslides, hailstorms, and wildfires during the year which affected almost 120,000 people. In Karamoja especially, 41% of the population (518,000 people) faced acute food shortages due to below average rainfall.

In response to these challenges, we continued implementing several interventions focused on alleviating food insecurity. Throughout these interventions we continued to work closely with the government at local levels to establish farming and gardening activities, rehabilitating dysfunctional boreholes and providing technical and material support.

An increase in revenue helped us expand to six additional districts.

Students and teachers attending training sessions where they learn how to establish nursery beds and manage them at Tukaliri School in Uganda

Thanks to your support, last year we reached 254,473 people​ in Uganda.

Homegrown humanitarians

Name:
Shakila Okuu

Birthplace:
Adjumani, Uganda

Position
Food, Security and Livelihoods Officer, Uganda

What I love about my job:
“My job is all about putting smiles on the faces of the persons of concern. I like the fact that I work directly with vulnerable people in the communities.”

Highlight of 2022:
“Meeting new people and building close relationships with communities. My wish came true - I saw the smiles on people’s faces.”

Name:
Lillian Achirochan

Birthplace:
South Sudan

Position:
Midwife, South Sudan

What I love about my job:
“I have wanted to be a nurse since I was a child. As a midwife I am called to serve. This is the profession God gave me and I do it wholeheartedly.”

Highlight of 2022:
“Delivering four sets of twins in a month!”

Name:
Pacifique Mahirwe

Birthplace:
Rwanda

Position:
Programmes co-ordinator, Rwanda

What I love about my job:
“When I see the transformation of the community from being vulnerable to self-reliant; when I see the hopeless person become a happy person, it brings joy back to my heart.”

Highlight of 2022:
“Joining ForAfrika - it was my dream was to join the team because I was once one of the beneficiaries.”

Leadership team

Paul Edwards is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully built several businesses into leading companies.

His CV lists an impressive array of positions held at major companies around the world and he is also a regular speaker at international conferences on topics such as satellite communications, telecommunications, payments, and doing business successfully in Africa.

Paul is currently Executive Chairman of Equilibre Bio-energy Production Ltd and Chairman of ZappGroup, Africa Ltd.

Additionally, Paul is also a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and a member of EDS’s Europe’s Advisory Board.

Ann Pretorius and her late husband, Peter, founded Joint Aid Management (JAM), now known as ForAfrika, in 1984.

For almost 40 years, they served the organisation as co-founders, strategic planners and tireless foot soldiers. Together they received several prestigious accolades, were one of five finalists in the AidEx 2014 Humanitarian Hero of the Year Award and winners of the 2018 African Ubuntu Award for Social Responsibility.

After Peter’s passing in August 2018, Ann assumed the role of CEO of the JAM Group. Her passion, determination, unique interpersonal skills and vast experience in administration and marketing, have helped steer the group to its pre-eminent position as Africa’s largest indigenous non-governmental organisation, serving millions of people in six countries.

A mother of six, with 14 grandchildren, Ann genuinely understands and appreciates the value of the family foundation and is fully supportive of the decisions and direction the new leadership, under her son Isak, is taking.

Ghanaian businesswoman Roberta Annan founded Annan Capital Partners, a boutique investment advisory and business development agency, in 2012 (as Roberta Annan Consulting).

She has extensive experience in establishing relationships between the public and the private sectors, and in executing market-entry strategies into sub-Saharan Africa.

She launched the African Fashion Foundation in 2014, followed by the Impact Fund for African Creatives in 2021. Among the many awards accorded to her, Annan was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2019 Women’s Choice Awards Africa.

Muzammil Rengony started his career in 2011 in the field of accounting, taxation and auditing as a client assistant and is now client service manager for Adansonia Management Services Ltd in Mauritius, where ForAfrika is registered.

While managing a team of accountants and administrators who are responsible for a portfolio of clients, he is also pursuing his studies towards his Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.

Muzammil acts as a director for a number of global businesses and part of his duties include the day-to-day administration of ForAfrika as well as being a board member.

Najiba Bauker kicked off her career as a corporate administrator in the Mauritian global business sector and is currently team leader at Adansonia Management Services Ltd.

In addition to serving as a board member of ForAfrika, Najiba also handles -day-to-day administrative tasks.

She acts as a director for a number of other global businesses administered by Adansonia and is pursuing her studies towards her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualification.

Isak Pretorius is the son of social entrepreneurs Peter and Ann Pretorius, who founded JAM International, out of which ForAfrika has risen.

With a BComm degree and 20 years of humanitarian services and business experience on the continent, he is well positioned to drive the organisation into the future while staying true to its vision of an Africa that thrives.

He is passionate about impactful development in Africa and bridging the gap between non-profit and for-profit entities.

Isak has also played a role in advising many governments, donor entities and large NGOs on sustainable programmes and has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2009.

Nico Esterhuizen is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom and is a Certified Internal Auditor with the Institute of Internal Auditors.

With almost 20 years of experience in financial services and insurance, he is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and was appointed Chairperson of ACCA South Africa Board in late 2020.

He holds a Master of Science degree in professional accountancy (with distinction) from the University of London and is currently completing a MPhil degree in Leadership in Emerging Economies.

Furthermore, Nico is part of a Christian outreach ministry in South Africa and holds motivational talks on life’s purpose.

Isak Pretorius is the son of social entrepreneurs Peter and Ann Pretorius, who founded JAM International, out of which ForAfrika has risen.

With a BComm degree and 20 years of humanitarian services and business experience on the continent, he is well positioned to drive the organisation into the future while staying true to its vision of an Africa that thrives.

He is passionate about impactful development in Africa and bridging the gap between non-profit and for-profit entities.

Isak has also played a role in advising many governments, donor entities and large NGOs on sustainable programmes and has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 2009.

Simon McGregor moved into his current role at ForAfrika in 2023, having previously been Chief Development Officer from 2021-2022 and managing director of the organisation’s UK office from 2019 to 2021.

Simon’s background and impressive career is in financial research, corporate finance and stock transfer. He founded various companies that have gone on to enjoy major success.

He was a managing director at LSE-listed Equiniti Group plc with responsibility for proxy advisory, cross border listings and stock analysis before becoming a partner responsible for corporate finance at Africa-focused consultancy, Afriscope.

Abeba Amene moved into her current role after serving as Country Director for South Sudan, ForAfrika’s largest programme to date.

With over 17 years of humanitarian and development programming experience in fragile contexts, Abeba has led teams in various country offices, managing medium and large-scale programmes including at Oxfam in the United Kingdom where she served as the Regional Policy and Advocacy Advisor.

With an in-depth contextual understanding of humanitarian and development trends in East Africa as well as in the Horn of Africa and extensive experience in programme design and implementation, Abeba is dedicated to seeing the positive transformation of communities.

Her unshakable commitment to realising a better future for children is drawn from many years of working alongside some of Africa’s most marginalised communities.

Nico Esterhuizen is a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom and is a Certified Internal Auditor with the Institute of Internal Auditors.

With almost 20 years of experience in financial services and insurance, he is currently a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and was appointed Chairperson of ACCA South Africa Board in late 2020.

He holds a Master of Science degree in professional accountancy (with distinction) from the University of London and is currently completing a MPhil degree in Leadership in Emerging Economies.

Furthermore, Nico is part of a Christian outreach ministry in South Africa and holds motivational talks on life’s purpose.

Sarah Eldon has 20 years’ experience in the international non-governmental organisation and charity sector, specialising in fundraising, communications and programme management.

She has successfully managed diverse teams and organisational change in challenging environments, built solid relationships with partners and increased revenue.

She has also been on the ground, developing and implementing sustainable, gold-standard programmes in a number of countries from Morocco to Zambia.

Starting out as a banker, Arsénio Mucavele pursued a career in administration and logistics working as Support Services Manager at PSI (Population Services International) where he analysed financial pipelines to donors and supervised procurement and logistics staff.

He joined ForAfrika in 2008 as an Administration and Logistics Officer and has risen through the ranks since then, taking over as country director in 2020.

Along the way, Arsénio has become an expert in Mozambican labour law, which has been crucial for the effective functioning of the organisation.

Under his leadership, the country office has gone from strength to strength, and has gained valuable partners that include UNICEF and USAid.

Bosco Mfashingoma has a Master’s degree in economics and has spent the past four years working mainly in community economic empowerment and youth leadership development for NGOs.

A women’s rights activist, he has been involved in numerous projects, advocacy and policymaking around gender-based violence and other issues affecting women, such as reproductive and maternal health.

In his current role, he will be working towards a new strategy for operations in Rwanda, his home country.

Célio Njinga is a humanitarian professional with various qualifications to his name. He obtained a degree in health science from Lisbon University and holds postgraduate diplomas in humanitarian response and health management.

Additionally he holds various certificates from Johns Hopkins, University of Genève and the Kilimanjaro & Christian Medical College.

Celio, who is Angolan, previously worked as Grant Technical Advisor for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Health Programme Manager at World Vision Angola and was also the Provisional Co-ordinator for the Neglected Tropical Disease project.

Fluent in four languages: Portuguese, English, French and Hungarian, Célio is passionate about development in Angola.

Fred Mutenyo is a humanitarian professional with over 20 years’ experience at various international development agencies, specialising in agricultural, development and peace projects.

Backed by an undergraduate degree in agriculture and Master’s degrees in agricultural economics, monitoring and evaluation, Fred has run a variety of successful food security, livelihoods and economic empowerment projects in Uganda.

He was recently awarded a place on the Master of Science in Management course at the National College of Ireland.

His superpower, however, is an irrepressible passion and can-do attitude which he applies to any project or problem.

Leader Kwami Makumator is a humanitarian professional with over 17 years’ working experience. He holds an MSc in Project Management from the University of Wales and has worked in various countries, including Afghanistan and South Sudan.

Leader started his humanitarian activities with the United Nations before joining ForAfrika in April 2015. He has worked in several positions within the organisation, rising to the position of Director of Operations before his recent appointment as Acting Country Director for the South Sudan programme.

Leader has a proven track record, managing teams to exceed targets, drive successful operations, embark on new projects as well as maintaining ongoing operations.

Mashall Makamanzi joined ForAfrika as Operations Director for the South African office and is currently serving as Acting Country Director.

Mashall followed up his Bachelor of Technology (Management) degree with a Master of Business Administration. He also has a Certified Internal Auditor designation from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.

He brings more than 25 years’ experience garnered from working in a number of African countries with a variety of private and non-profit organisations.

Alex Burrough joined ForAfrika in 2022 and heads up the affiliate office in the United Kingdom where she is responsible for creating awareness, ensuring that donors are cared for, and growing the income for the UK office which supports our vital community projects.

She is an internationally experienced manager who has worked in the social enterprises, international non-governmental and UK charity sectors for many years both on and off the field.

Before returning to England, Alex had spent 10 years in Zambia, running successful social enterprises and sustainable development programmes.

Her key skills are in fundraising, business development and programmes’ management with a knack for devising new campaign ideas to suit unique challenges.

Edward, or Eddie, as he is better known, brings to ForAfrika a wealth of international experience spanning three decades and covering the full spectrum of humanitarian and development work.

Prior to joining us, Eddie was with World Vision for over 23 years, including six years as National Director of Ethiopia. He also served as National Director in Zimbabwe (2010-2016) and was Senior Director for World Vision US Humanitarian Emergency Affairs, Relief Director in Angola and had numerous leadership roles in Sierra Leone.

He was also a highly decorated non-commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1989 to 1993, earning the Combat Action and two Humanitarian Service medals among other awards.

He has been a part-time PhD student at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies and earned a Master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and has travelled to over 100 countries.

Elias Koller, who heads up the Swiss affiliate office, is a young professional with years of experience in the fields of international education, sustainable development, social pedagogy and social (pedagogical) inclusiveness.

Elias has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s in Disaster Management from the University of Copenhagen.

He spent five years living abroad practising intercultural exchange in various countries, including Kosovo, Canada, Turkey, Laos, Togo, India, Brazil, Germany, Denmark and the Czech Republic.

Previous employers include the Red Cross, where he was operations manager and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, where he worked in crisis management.

Sabine Wenz is the Managing Director of the German affiliate office.

She established the office in 2004, when ForAfrika was still JAM, and has gained experience in almost all areas of the organisation over the years.

Her background in a number of start-ups has assisted her to successfully fundraise for various projects and emergencies and she has accompanied many groups of volunteers to work on school infrastructure renovations.

Before she ventured into development work, she worked for various start-ups and now enjoys passing on her knowledge and expertise to her team of five.

Her strengths lie in corporate management, fundraising and marketing and her passion for Africa and its people.

Charles Wentzel has been leading ForAfrika’s Disaster Response Unit since April 2021. During this period, we have steadily increased capacity and responded to emergencies in Mozambique, Angola, South Sudan, South Africa, Uganda and the Central African Republic.

Charles grew up in an Airborne Regiment of South Africa, holds an MBA from Heriot Watt University, and obtained certification from the Project Management Institute in 2012.

He threw his weight into the humanitarian sector with JAM in 2000, leading the organisation’s Emergency Response Unit, the launch of the water drilling and purification division and the opening of the country programme in South Sudan. He then went on to set up humanitarian operations funded by the US and UK governments and private entities in a host of countries.

Trademarks of his work are rapid development of local capacity, creation of management information systems and efficiency. He loves agriculture, empowering local communities and linking emergency relief to economic development.

Cisca Pretorius is a Chartered Accountant with more than 15 years’ experience in her field.

She has an Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science, is a registered auditor with the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors in South Africa and is assigned to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Cisca has a clear understanding of audit and accounting processes and considerable experience in finance and implementing procedures to manage business effectively.

Keeping on top of projects and making sure all parts get to the finish line at the same time is what she does best. Cisca travels extensively to ensure that all ForAfrika’s country offices are on the same page and compliant with our high financial standards and procedures.

Dr Mary Okumu is an accomplished development expert in health policy and health service delivery and has about 38 years of experience at various humanitarian organisations around the world, including the African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), Oxfam and the United Nations, where she has served at senior levels, including being a Representative of UN Women in Sierra Leone.

She has been responsible for generating groundbreaking programmes in maternal and child health as well as community upliftment and organisational development projects in more than 15 African countries.

She strongly believes in the participation of the community, especially the youth, in all development initiatives since this ensures local ownership and sustainable transformation. She also believes that gender mainstreaming is an important strategy in achieving equitable and sustainable human development.

Dr Okumu holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (Maternal and Child Health) and a PhD in Human Rights Law.

Eugene Keague is an experienced operational executive with more than 20 years of experience managing several large teams across various sectors, including supply chain, logistics and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

His list of responsibilities at ForAfrika is long and varied and includes capacity building, fleet and asset management, business systems development, emergency procurement and security.

Eugene regularly travels the continent, visiting our programmes and advising country offices on a range of issues from supply chain to ICT.

Fiona Hannig moved into the humanitarian sector after spending most of her career in a corporate environment at Liberty Holdings where she gained 11 years of experience in integrated external and internal communication, stakeholder and media management, change communication and leadership communication.

Backed by a master’s degree in English, Fiona has travelled the world and is accustomed to operating in countries with diverse languages and cultures. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and ran a successful children’s book enterprise — creating numerous bestsellers in her wake — before joining ForAfrika.

To the NGO world she brings her hallmark of delivering measurable value and return on investment and her passion for driving special marketing projects that go beyond business-as-usual.

Jane King’ara comes to the organisation with a wealth of experience in the HR field, including time spent working in five of our programme countries — South Africa, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan — with various organisations.

She holds a Global Executive MBA, a Bachelor of Arts degree and has a number of additional qualifications to her name. Before joining ForAfrika, Jane was working as an HR and change management consultant.

She feels strongly that making an impact in Africa can only happen sustainably through partnering with communities and understanding their needs.

Susannah Hastings joined ForAfrika in 2021 as Chief of Staff, where she serves as the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the office of the Group CEO, Isak Pretorius.

She is also responsible for overseeing special projects as designated by the CEO.

Before joining ForAfrika, Susannah worked for the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a worldwide leadership community of chief executives. She has many years’ experience working with and supporting business leadership.

Terri Pretorius was born and raised in South Africa and grew up with an acute awareness of the injustices that exist on the continent.

After a 10-year career in the media industry she changed course to pursue her life’s desire to serve Africa and its people.

Terri has filled various positions at ForAfrika over the past decade and in her current role is custodian of the brand and responsible for the development of tools that support the efforts of our fundraising offices.

01. Emergencies

We respond quickly in emergencies

We offer vital support and resources to our communities when they need us most. ​

Our emergency teams responding quickly to Cyclone Freddy in Mozambique

Thanks to your support, last year we helped 259,797 people in emergencies​

People assisted
259,797
Emergency packs provided
11,499
Food delivered
421,710 kgs

02. Water

We provide access to clean water​

We work with communities to provide access to clean water and better hygiene.​

Clean water serves a whole community in Uganda

Thanks to your support, last year we provided clean water for 463,191 people

People reached
463,191
Water wells installed
140
Handwashing stations installed​
448
Toilets installed
2,392

03. Food

We boost ​food security and livelihoods

We help create food security and more sustainable livelihoods for our people.​

Watering fields to boost food security in South Sudan

Thanks to your support, last year we boosted food security for 875,835 people

People reached
875,835
Food distributed
8,214,783 kgs
Meals served
17,359,771
Household gardens supported
17,179

04. Health

We ensure ​good health and nutrition

We provide health and nutritional support for healthier, stronger communities​.

Ensuring ​good health and nutrition for a child in South Sudan

Thanks to your support, last year we ensured good health for 494,039 people

People reached
494,039
Treated for malnutrition
49,206
Health screenings​
452,905
Therapeutic food provided​
438,264 kgs

05. Education

We support ​​quality education

We build better futures by enabling a strong and stable educational environment. ​

Quality education is vital for an Africa that thrives

Thanks to you, last year we enabled quality education​ for 787,175 people

People reached
787,175
School meals served
27,871,785
School makeovers​
42
School gardens created
1,079

06. Economy

We drive ​economic growth

We equip our communities with the right skills and access to grow Africa’s economy

A woman plants vegetables which she can sell at the local market

Thanks to your support, last year we upskilled and empowered 244,296 people​

People reached
244,296
Trained in business skills
11,101
Savings groups created
263
Loans to farmer groups
234
TOP
Cape Town Emergency AppealSend help