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Malena Ruth

African Millennium Foundation is a strategic non-profit and non-governmental organization committed to the social and economic empowerment of the people of Africa, especially women. AMF seeks to target poverty at its very root by providing African women with the necessary tools for achieving self-sufficiency, through implementation of microcredit programs.

The African Millennium Foundation - AMF - was created because women's grassroots organizations, especially in Africa, the world's poorest continent, are often bypassed in international development programs due to traditional approaches and lack of voice. New grassroots organizations are emerging at a very rapid pace all over the world, but in Africa women continue to be the poorest of the poor and are left out of the centers of power. By creating a foundation that would fund women’s grassroots organizations in Africa, we wanted to increase the ability of women to participate effectively in their societies and help them and their families move out of abject poverty. AMF supports these grassroots in a flexible way, to help them develop their self-sustaining microcredit projects.

The African Millennium Foundation joined the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 2002, with the goal of reaching 1,000,000 of Africa's poor, especially women by the year 2005.

comments from website visitors:

It was a blessing meeting Malena Ruth in 2005. From just a simple chat, we figured we had common ideas and right away she asked me to write a proposal of my wish which was about buying cows for widows with young children. Within a few weeks she raised money to buy four cows that were given to widows in Kenya. God bless Malena. Martha Kimani
Martha Kimani
Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2009 11:06AM

Was a pleasure to see you on this web page. I am proud of you my sister. Go ahead doing goods things specially for woman. Is your organization in Mozambique too? t5ake care darling.
Ercilia Almeida
Posted Thursday, July 30, 2009 7:39AM

It was a lifetime experience getting to know about RUth Malena as a person and AMF as a charity organization.She`s a woman so unique and distinguishable for what she does.Good work Malena and keep it up.Bravo1bravo!bravo!!!!

Posted Monday, November 12, 2007 3:34AM

Bravo to Malena and AMF for being a voice for the disenfranchised! Keep up the good work of providing hope and a more prosperous future to these hardworking women.
Juma Massinga-Sanders
Tucson, AZ
Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:17PM

I would like to thank Malena for all her amazing work, but in particular for introducing us all to the remarkable work done by Reencontro and for making this all possible.
Los angeles, CA
Posted Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:21PM

was a pleasure to be invited into this project.Iam waiting forward to meet the team.
Jose Augusto Nhantumbo
Posted Thursday, August 02, 2007 6:04AM

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