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About Amy For Africa

The Amy For Africa mission was started in May 2013 by marathon runner Amy Compston and journalist Mark Maynard. It is a fundraiser for Christian-based schools in Uganda and its surrounding areas.

How you can help?

AFA is asking anyone who sees this to pray about what God may want them to give to aid children in Africa. You can feed and educate a child for a year with a donation of only $45.

AFA's outreach

Part of Amy For Africa's mission is to provide featured news, AFA team marathon results and personal profile, and other related topics and events surrounding the mission.

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To make a secure tax-deductible donation to Amy For Africa, please complete the form below. You will then be directed to AFA's PayPal where you can complete your donation. Thank you!

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Recent News


Summit Elementary puts best foot forward in supporting Amy For Africa

  By MARK MAYNARD / Amy For Africa SUMMIT, Ky. (AFA) – A northeastern Kentucky elementary school is partnering with Amy For Africa on its upcoming mission trip to Uganda....

6-year-old conquers half marathon, doubles fundraising goal

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