Life Project for Africa

Facts about Africa

There are 396 million episodes of malaria every year, most of the disease burden is in Africa south of the Sahara.

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Help get fresh water to rural villages.


This clever water-toting device is literally changing lives overnight for the people of poor countries like Tanzania, where hours every day are spent finding and fetching water. School children especially must rise early in the morning to carry the water in large buckets on their heads before they can ever head off to school.




View our 2012 Spring Celebration slide show


Held at the Prestigious Sleepy Hollow Country Club On April 20, 2012


Life Project News

Heidi Albertsen Named
Chief Ambassador



In the summer of 2008, Heidi Albertsen assumed the dual roles of Chief Ambassador and Fundraiser/Event Organizer for Life Project for Africa.
Click here for more information.


Blog Coverage
 By Russell Simmons &
Heidi Albertsen

Huffington Post


Contact Information

Life Project, Inc.
The Holyoke-Manhattan Building
80 South Highland Ave
Ossining, New York 10562 USA
Tel 914-941-5668
Fax 914-941-6091


Our medical facility has become a center within the community of 122,000
that we serve and a beacon of hope and lifesaving grace.

We need your help with the essential task of keeping
the healthcare facility operating for the community!


Please make an online Donation



Our Efforts Focus on the Following Areas


  • In 2002, 1.1 billion people lacked access to improved water sources, which represented 17% of the global population
  • In sub-Saharan Africa sanitation coverage is a mere 36%.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, 42% of the population is still without improved water
  • Many poor people, children and women in particular, die without ever accessing a health facility
  • Eight out of ten children, who get infections, die at home and six of them without any contact with formal health services
  • Almost 90% of all child deaths are due to preventable causes - malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, malnutrition and complications of low birth weight
  • Approximately 28.6% of Tanzanians cannot read and write in any language


Life Project's Current Projects Include


  • Empowering local organizations to provide critical services to the people in Africa.
  • Partnering to construct wards for Njia Health Center in Dar-Es-Salaam, to eventually serve a community of 122,000 people.
  • Partnering with Rotary International to provide water.
  • Supporting indigenous organizations whose goal is capacity-building for local projects involved in health, economic empowerment, education, care of orphans and providing shelter.
  • Providing tuition to vulnerable and orphaned children in Africa.
  • Shipping medical supplies and equipment to Njia Health Center, in partnership with several U.S. hospitals and health providers.
  • Participating in the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan / PEPFAR).
  • Embarking on an educational initiative called Mwambo Computer & E-learning. The focus is increasing access to basic quality education through e-learning programs.
  • Supporting the building of a school in Tanzania.




LPA Newsletter


Mission Statement

The Mission of LIFE PROJECT FOR AFRICA (LPA), is to save life and give hope to the poor in Africa, through services that promote HEALTH, provide EDUCATION, tackle POVERTY, provide HOMES (Shelter) to the homeless, and support ORPHANS and vulnerable children among the very poor communities.

Computer & E-learning

Life Project for Africa is embarking on an educational initiative called Mwambo Computer & E-learning. The focus is increasing access to basic quality education through e-learning programs.

Segal Family Foundation

The Segal Family Foundation recently pledged their support to Life Project for Africa. More...



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