Founded in 1982, Aidlink began was formed by a group of volunteers in Dublin committed to tackling poverty in Africa. 40 years later, from a small HQ in Dublin, Aidlink works through partnering with local, African community-based organisations to collectively deliver our work empowering people in to tackle poverty and catalyse change in Africa.
From the outset, Aidlink was committed to supporting small-scale, local development organisations based on the ground. This unique partnership model has remained at the core of Aidlink’s work. Today, Aidlink operates in two programme countries: Kenya and Uganda. Aidlink delivers life-changing education, WASH (Water, hygiene and sanitation) and agricultural programmes to the most marginalised and isolated communities in Kenya and Uganda.
As Aidlink has adapted through the years, our ultimate goal has remained the same. We envisage a world where all people, especially women and girls, living in the poorest communities in Africa will be empowered to achieve healthy and fulfilling lives. Aidlink is particularly committed to supporting women and girls and tackling harmful cultural practices that impede on their education, agency, personal choice and basic human rights.