Aid for the World founded by Rev. Carl Keyes is a private international humanitarian aid organization dedicated to establishing meaningful local and international partnerships to address critical human needs in unique new ways. Aid for the World is committed to helping individuals and families in impoverished communities improve their lives by addressing immediate needs as well as developing sustainable local economies.
A short-term influx of assistance without education and ongoing support, does not secure the future. Through sustainable economic programs, community development, technological initiatives, and educational outreach, Aid for the World (AID) seeks to create an environment for long-term growth and prosperity.
We invite you to participate in a unique opportunity to change the future and the quality of life for thousands of families in countries around the world.
Contributions to Aid for the World provide ongoing support for AID projects both in the United States and abroad. Your donation will help alter the lives of many otherwise forgotten people. With your help, we can make a greater difference today, and have a meaningful impact on generations to come.
We work in hope toward the day when the suffering and indignity of mass poverty are remembered only as a piece of history-and no longer the harsh reality of daily personal experience. The task is formidable. As you are reading this:
- There are now 35 million people currently living below the poverty line in The United States of America.
- Globally, 900 million people are facing starvation.
- Over one billion people worldwide are without access to clean drinking water.
- Each year, 16 million children die of a preventable disease.
- Every minute 11 people are infected with HIV, 10 of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Aid for the World is committed to making a life-changing difference in people’s survival and welfare on an individual and community level. We seek to find the simplest solutions to global problems. With the applied lessons that come from finding simplicity is superior to complexity and small is beautiful, AID operates on the ground working through the realities of manageable change through the lens of micro enterprise and development models.
Where the complexities of larger bureaucracies have often caused them to fail or become subject to famously enormous waste (see Oxfam reports on lack of accountability after the Aceh tsunami), we begin our work by focusing on smaller, sustainable opportunities to address need. We do not pretend to be able to address the most massive global needs. We seek instead to put a face on giving and working together with an emphasis on local context.
The individual human voice is too often ignored and the obvious needs of communities are overlooked and left impoverished or in desperation. Aid for the World seeks to fill the gaps by virtue of using the flexibility of a smaller organization to the advantage of those in need. Aid for the World seeks to avert the politics of mass humanitarian assistance and seek the individuals who are missed. Aid for the World evaluates opportunities to serve and provide assistance without prejudice toward place or person, race or religion, politics or power.
Aid for the World is positioned to remain nimble and responsive in addressing critical humanitarian needs using field-tested approaches, building enduring relationships and applying new technologies in changing and improving people’s lives. We pursue clarity in finding simple solutions to nurturing sustainable human communities one person at a time, one family at a time and one community at a time, from village to town to city.
Aid for the World has set new benchmarks of exemplary action in willingness to work with other humanitarian organizations without leveraging recognition or political advantage.
For more than 20 years, Aid for the World has been built on a history of addressing vital human needs in challenging places and circumstances. Sometimes a new work is birthed in the midst of humanitarian crisis, but is sustained where there is an ongoing need. The key to AID’s growth and effectiveness has been in building partnerships centered on shared goals, integrity of purpose and a demonstrated ability to maximize resources.
We are committed to carrying on this tradition of excellence in stewardship, creativity and trust for the next 20 years and beyond.
New York, Louisiana, West Virginia, Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, New Jersey
Guyana, Suriname, Argentina, Patagonia, Brazil
El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico
Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Kenya, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Mali, Benin, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Burundi, Tanzania, Botswana
Thailand, Malaysia, Kalimantan, Indonesia, China