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Africompassion Organization - USA

Bringing Clean Water, Education and Medical Care to Impoverished Children in Tanzania

Pleasant Grove, UT   |  http://africompassion.org
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Africompassion Organization - USA

EIN: 82-1071715


Mission

Bringing Clean Water, Education and Medical Care to Impoverished Children in Tanzania

Ruling year info

2017

CEO

Steve Whitehouse

Main address

356 Grove Creek Dr

Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 USA

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EIN

82-1071715

Subject area info

Elementary education

Secondary education

Disaster relief

Basic and emergency aid

International development

Population served info

Orphans

Foster and adoptive children

People of African descent

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many people in Tanzania lack access to clean water, sanitation, education, and medical care. (45% of Tanzanians do not have access to potable water.) Without clean water, people get sick frequently with parasites and sicknesses like typhoid, cholera, and dysentery. The burden of carrying water from water sources which are usually significant distances from homes often falls on women, girls and children as the men are working in the fields. The time lost for them interferes with their education and ability to work. Sicknesses prevent people from working and providing for themselves. The public schools in rural Tanzania usually have 80 to 120 students per classroom. Children from poor families, especially orphans are often unable to attend public school as fees are required and school uniforms are also required.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Clean Water

Clean Water Changes Lives
We are working to provide clean water to the villages in the Mara region of Tanzania where we have close relationships with several villages in the Ikoma ward.
Without clean water, people get sick frequently with parasites and sicknesses like typhoid, cholera, and dysentery. The burden of carrying water from water sources which are usually significant distances from homes often falls on women, girls and children as the men are working in the fields. The time lost for them interferes with their education and ability to work. Sicknesses prevent people from working and providing for themselves.
Providing clean water is the first step in enabling people to escape poverty. Please help us to provide clean water to these children and villagers.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people

Africompassion School for Hope is a basic school that sponsors 84 orphans. These children are too poor to pay public school fees or purchase school uniforms. The school does not have facilities, but is currently held in a very small open-air unfinished building in Kogaja a village in Ikoma, Rorya, Mara, Tanzania.

Africompassion is currently building a three classroom school building (4058 square feet) to accommodate 120 children on 7 acres of lands that it owns.
Our long-term vision is to build a school on 7 acres and develop a K-12 private school and adult education center that can serve as a model for education in rural Tanzania.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Children
Adolescents
Extremely poor people
Low-income people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to lift children and families out of poverty through clean water, education, medical care, and self-reliance.
We will complete a water project in Kogaja to provide water for 1,000 villagers.
We will build a school building to house 110 students
We will build a medical clinic to serve the 10 villages in the vicinity of 10,000 inhabitants.

We are seeking to help people escape poverty by providing clean water to the villages in the Kogaja area, and provide access to education by building and operating a private school that will offer free or subsidized education to poor children and charge an affordable tuition to families that can afford it.
Africompassion owns six acres of land in Kogaja, a village of 1,000 people in the Mara region of Tanzania.
Our board has significant experience in starting and managing charter schools in the United States.
Our goal is to build a school for 600 students and to collaborate to develop a private school that will offer a quality education to the children in the area

We have a team of individuals experienced in finance, education, organizational development, and business management in the US. We are collaborating with an NGO in Tanzania with extensive experience who have volunteered and spent years working with the villagers in the Kogaja area.
We are working on training them and developing their organization.
Additionally, we are working on networking and fundraising in the United States to develop financial and other resources required to develop and support well drilling and water projects and the school construction and medical clinic construction.

Board member experience:

20 years charter school board membership experience
15 years experience as CFO of charter schools managing multi-million dollar annual budget
30 years experience financial investment industry
Business management and entrepreneurship experience
Board members with many years experience in East Africa humanitarian projects

Registered NGO in Tanzania
School for 82 orphans established several years ago
Acquired seven acres of land in Kogaja
Dozens of volunteers recruited in Kogaja
Major water project in progress (7/2022, to be completed in August 2022) will provide 10,000 liters of water storage, well borehole providing 3,000 liters per hour of water capacity and water station with four faucets
Electrical transformer installed
Design for school building with three classrooms and living quarters for teachers 90% completed
Floor plans for medical clinic completed

Next major goal: finish design of school building and construct school building for 110 students.

Financials

Africompassion Organization - USA
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Financial data

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Africompassion Organization - USA

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
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CEO

Steve Whitehouse

Steve Whitehouse’s degrees in Business Management and Computer and Information Systems, his experience with technology (Word Perfect, Novell, FamilySearch, BYU oit), his experience with education and finance (as a founder and CFO of Karl G Maeser Preparatory - maeserprep.org), and his current work as an in infrastructure engineer at Brigham Young University, all combine to help him contribute to the progress and development of Africompassion. He is also familiar with non-profit organization practices, procedures, and governing regulations. Steve served an LDS mission in both Belgium and France. When first acquainted with Africompassion, Steve felt a spirit of enthusiasm and commitment to building and lifting the individual lives of the people who live in Kogaja village and who abide in the Ikoma ward in Tanzania. He hopes to do this “one person, one family and one village at a time.” Steve and his wife Janiel are the parents of four children and grandparents to one.

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Africompassion Organization - USA

Board of directors
as of 02/05/2024
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Board chair

Steve Whitehouse

Africompassion

Term: 2021 - 2025

Kent Meyers

Africompassion

April Van Tassell

Africompassion

Rosie Gemmert

Africompassion

Janine See

Africompassion

Ruth Naylor

Africompassion