For every single purchase of AFRICAN QUEEN, all the proceeds are donated to the Matibabu Hospital or the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation.
In 2011, with the help of the TIBA foundation, the Matibabu Hospital was constructed. This is a new inpatient hospital for women and children. This facility is another first for the region. It saves tens of thousands of people from having to travel many miles overland to far flung hospitals, or die for lack of transport funds. Today we are working to bring surgical facilities and a birthing center to Ukwala Town, among other vital services.
Mama Sarah Obama Foundation
The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) is the realization of a long-term dream of Mama Sarah Obama. The foundation was established after years of hard work helping orphans and poverty-stricken families feed and educate their children.
With the AIDS epidemic ravaging sub-Sahara Africa in the last three decades and leaving many children without parents, Mama Sarah turned her attention to addressing the educational and welfare needs of orphans in Kogelo village. Mama Sarah used her own resources and relentlessly worked with community leaders to meet the dire needs of these orphans. In 2009, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation (MSOF) was formed.
The Mama Sarah Obama Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the education and welfare of disenfranchised children in order to help them successfully achieve their goals and have a better future. This mission is accomplished by providing early childhood education, offering primary and secondary education and sponsoring the Mama Sarah Scholarship Fund for Higher Education. Our vision is a world where children are nurtured and supported physically, educationally, and emotionally to thrive and succeed in life.