Our Global Implementation Partners
Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy has long recognized the value of collaboration, especially in achieving large-scale impact. We proudly extend our sincerest gratitude to our global implementation partners who join us in finding innovative ways to help AKP improve lives and livelihoods in the places that our A&K guests travel.
Suffering from avoidable health problems has become a tragic way of life in developing countries. Millions of people are challenged by the burden of infectious diseases, malnutrition, and complications of childbirth simply because they do not have access to basic sanitary and medical needs. And while governments around the world have made strides in offering aid through public programs, health inequalities continue to be persistent.
At AKP, we are working toward eliminating healthcare disparities in disadvantaged populations through our Global Medical Assistance Program. AKP is honored to partner with Project C.U.R.E, the world’s largest supplier of donated medical supplies, to overcome some of these obstacles – and to meet the needs of communities who are lacking access to critical medical resources. Project C.U.R.E. identifies, solicits, collects, sorts and distributes medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world. To learn more about their work, please visit the Project C.U.R.E website.
Since 2015, AKP has been using the power of bikes to address human development inequities in the local communities where our A&K guests travel. With more than 7,000 bikes shipped to Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Jordan, and future locations in the works, our Bike Shop Program has proven to be one of AKP’s most impactful projects. We know this has only been possible through the combined efforts and support of all those who share our mission.
AKP would like to recognize the nonprofit organization Working Bikes for their incredible dedication in aligning with AKP to positively impact the lives of our partner communities. Chicago-based Working Bikes rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment to communities, both around the world and in their very own neighborhood. Majority of bike shipments to AKP’s global bike shop enterprises come through the collecting and packing efforts of Working Bikes. To learn more about their work, please visit the Working Bikes website.
Every day, millions throughout the developing world suffer due to a lack of clean drinking water. This crisis remains particularly pervasive among the children of Kenya’s Masai Mara, a demographic disproportionately plagued by waterborne illnesses such as diarrhea, typhoid, cholera, worms and cryptosporidiosis.
To address this urgent need, AKP partnered with LifeStraw for the Safe Water for Schools Initiative, a collaboration bringing high-volume water purifiers to children throughout the Masai Mara. LifeStraw purifiers remove a minimum of 99.9999% of bacteria, 99.999% of viruses and 99.99% of protozoan parasites, preventing the region’s most deadly waterborne diseases. In 2017 alone, the initiative delivered clean drinking water to more than 7,000 children throughout 11 Maasai schools. Together with LifeStraw, AKP is working toward bringing clean water access to all schools in the Masai Mara. To learn more about their work, please visit the LifeStraw website.