Friends of Aidlink

Children in Turkana, Kenya

Friends of Aidlink are people who:

  • Share and support the value, mission and vision of Aidlink to empower people, especially women and girls, living in the poorest and most marginalised communities in Kenya and Uganda to achieve healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Engage with Aidlink through social media and in-person events. Be a champion of human rights and help us raise awareness in Ireland about global inequality and Aidlink’s role in international development Kenya and Uganda.
  • Support Aidlink by voluntary donation.

Why Aidlink?

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.

Girls getting ready for school, Uganda

What do you get?

  • Occasional newsletters with updates and photos of ongoing projects.
  • Annual town hall with Aidlink and partners where you can meet Aidlink’s partners in Kenya and Uganda and get an intimate insight in how we work to implement our projects on the ground.

Where does your money go?

  • Supporting Aidlink’s work in making the world a safer and fairer place for women and girls, tackling harmful cultural practices such as child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), through life-changing education, WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and agriculture programmes in Kenya and Uganda.
  • Full information on our income and expenditure here.
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Woman collecting safe and clean water, Uganda