Books For Africa is a simple idea, but its impact is trans­formative. For us, literacy is quite simply the bridge from misery to hope.

Kofi Annan, former U.N. Secretary-General

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BFA-supported Library in Ethiopia Reaches Half a Million Visits

In 2013, a BFA-supported library project was launched in the town of Nedjo, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. BFA recently received a report reflection nearly half a million library visits in the seven-year period since!

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Books For Africa Awarded 9th Consecutive Top Rating by Charity Navigator, Putting it in Top 4 Percent of All US Charities

Books For Africa has been awarded its ninth consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator. This is the highest possible ranking, and reflects BFA’s commitment to transparency and accountability.

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Books For Africa Delegation Meets with Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Books For Africa supporters were honored to be hosted by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Tuesday, August 25, at his Minnesota State Capitol office.

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Marking our 50 Millionth Book with a Virtual Global Celebration

In 2020, Books For Africa aims to ship our 50 millionth book to Africa! Please join us in celebrating at our Virtual Global Celebration on September 24th, featuring a keynote address by the Ambassador of Ghana to the U.S.!

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Girls Empowerment Collection Distributed in South Africa in Time for Women’s Month

BFA was pleased to get some photos and feedback from a Girls Empowerment Collection that recently arrived in South Africa in the hands of Xoli Fuyani (pictured at left). We also heard from recipient Rethabile Sonibare, who let us know that the books are being distributed just in time for Women’s Month in South Africa!

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