Our organization, Connection Africa, is a 501c3 philanthropic non-profit. Our mission is to empower the human spirit to peacefully co-exist with elephants. We accomplish this through three functions:
1. EDUCATION: We work 30+ weekends a year to help generate awareness by attending community events and we sponsor educational events.
2. LEGISLATION: We support legislative efforts that provide measures to protect the preservation of natural environments and wildlife.
3. SUSTAINABILITY: We work with indigenous people to identify sustainable solutions to mitigate conflicts between wildlife (ELEPHANTS) and humans.
In the past, we’ve worked with the Kenyan Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in their anti-wildlife trafficking efforts. One of our flagship efforts is to help install beehive fences to prevent elephants from invading and destroying farmers crops.
This year, 2018, we have adopted an impoverished community in Voi, Kenya. Our goal is to raise funds to help:
1. Help to install beehives. As it turns out bees are deathly afraid of BEES! By installing beehive fencelines bees keep elephants from invading farmer's crops and that keeps elephants alive by farmers not getting frustrated and retaliating by killing invading elephants. A win-win.
2. Plant trees as a form of environmental sustainability. Due to conflicts with invading elephants, farmers crops are destroyed and they are forced to resort to cutting down trees to sell to earn an income to feed their families. Many species need these trees to survive as well as humans need to be planting to restore trees for future generations.
3. Purchase 2-3 brickmakers to build homes that elephants cannot destroy. When invading elephants cannot find food or water sources in the wild, they often track resources to poor families earthen-clay homes. By providing this village with these brickmakers they will be able to build stronger homes to raise their families.
All three efforts work towards building a healthy community foundation for the children of this village to have a brighter more productive future.
4. Keep young women/girls in school by providing sanitary products. All too often young girls miss school once they start their menstrual cycle. After a while, without personal hygiene products, they usually drop out.
All three combined help to break the cycle of poverty while helping to save elephants lives.
We hope that you will assist us in our efforts to SAVE ELEPHANTS from extinction by helping to elevate this community our of poverty. NO donation is too small to make a HUGE difference. It's very easy to make a simple, monthly donation that will contribute to our efforts.