Lift Up Africa (LUA) collaborates with local partners to support programs that encourage self-reliance and provide solutions to disease, hunger, unemployment, and the lack of education. While addressing these problems, we strive to use local labor and materials whenever possible and we concentrate on basic needs such as clean water, health care, adequate food supplies and dependable energy sources. LUA aims to assist with projects that lead to independence and community ownership; to provide a hand up and not a hand out.
To work with organizations and African communities to support sustainable programs that lead to independence and communal ownership by addressing problems associated with disease, hunger, unemployment, and the lack of education.
Springing from the commitment of three friends…
In 2004, friends Bill Longbrake, Rick Levy and Sam Muinde formed Lift Up Africa to create sustainable development projects which promote community ownership and independence. LUA’s initial work started in Kenya with a Medical Centre in the rural community of Kaliluni near the town of Machakos. The medical center is now fully operated by the community and provides healthcare to thousands of people each year.
Over the past decade, LUA has addressed problems related to health, education and agricultural development in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Lesotho. Please click on “Our Projects” in the top menu bar to learn more about our current and completed projects.