About our foundation
The American Fund for Human Development (AFHD) was initiated by a group of altruistic American citizens to contribute to the human cause across the world. Having achieved a strong reputation in their individual circles, these Samaritans have pledged to play their role in the betterment of the global society.
AFHD is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, and is in compliance with the IRS, while following the Treasury Department guidelines for anti-terrorism.
AFHD Is a Non-Profit 501c3 Organization – IRS Tax-Exempt ID #20-1339408 • All Contributions and Donations Are Tax-Deductible As Permitted by Law
First Ray Of Light
To this day, there are rural and poor communities around the world with no electric grid, which means no light after dark. Since 2003, this initiative has gifted over a thousand underprivileged families with solar-powered LED lighting, drastically improving their lives overnight. The additional hours of light free the people from the cost of hazardous kerosene lanterns. It also gives the men and women additional hours to work and increase their daily income, while the children have more hours to do their schoolwork.
First Drop Of Water
The impoverished villagers had no nearby access to water, so they’d send women and children to fetch it. They would have to travel for hours and hours on foot in the heat, carrying heavy water pots to the nearest running river water and all the way back to their village with now filled, heavier pots. Because the water is unsanitary, the villagers would only be able to use that water to wash and shower, not drink or cook with. Also, the supply would be limited, so the villagers would have to use the water conservatively to ration it.
Team Sports Activities
A one-of-a-kind initiative that brings basketball to rural areas around the world in order to provide the youth with a fun and healthy activity, instead of falling prey to drugs, crime, and gangs. The vision of this initiative is to give underprivileged girls and boys an understanding of Teamwork, Loyalty, Empathy, Trust, Responsibility and Community—all necessary elements to build a strong citizenry that will give them and their countries a brighter future.