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May 2024: Grants 2024 & animal welfare advocate profiles

Kindness to Animals has no Boundaries

May 2024

Dear Animal-Kind Friends,

Our 7th annual Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program opens for applications on May 21 (today)! We’ll accept proposals until June 21. But this is the 1st year that we’ve received no donations—ZERO!—designated for our grant program and we’re not sure what this will mean for this year’s grants—or for Africa’s animal welfare organizations in general.

As the only organization offering animal welfare grants specifically to Africa-Based organizations and entirely donor funded (with technical and admin assistance thrown in!), we’re hoping that donations during the next 30 days make up for the drought and that we’ll be able to support at least eight lifesaving projects as we have in past years.

Read about our eight 2023 grant projects here — and you’ll see, they really are lifesaving and impactful (information about all our previous 51 grantees and their grant projects is on our website). Need more convincing? See below what Bubu’s Animal Haven says about their 2023 grant. Why not get a group together to support all or part of a grant?! Get in touch if you’d like to discuss donation options.


In our April newsletter, we introduced (or really re-introduced) you to five of our Partner Organizations and one 2023 grantee, all of them dedicated animal welfare advocates. And we told you that in May, we’ll have more “faces of African animal welfare” + Honduras and Jamaica too.

Here are ore of our animal welfare advocates, from 5 of our Partner Organizations and one grantee,discussing their challenges, their needs, and their greatest hopes.



South Sudan animal welfare advocates.
South Sudan Society for the Protection & Care of Animals

Kingston Jamaica animal welfare advocate.
Kingston Community Animal Welfare


Honduras animal welfare advocate.
Helping Hands for Hounds of Honduras



A HUGE thank you to Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary in Glorieta, New Mexico, USA, for including this heartwarming story and accompanying pictures in their spring newsletter about two of our Partner Organizations, Sauvons nos Animaux in Congo and Twala Trust in Zimbabwe.

Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary especially loved that we emphasize humane education/teaching kindness in everything we do. As a way of bringing kids together from across the globe to share their common interest in animals, Natalie, the founder/director of Heart & Soul, wants to build on the connection between the kids who visit their sanctuary and the kids who visit our Partner Organizations’ sanctuaries. We’re looking forward to working together with them to strengthen bonds between kids and animals across countries and cultures.


We know this is a difficult time for many, we all have multiple obligations, and there are more needs than we can fulfill. We believe there’s no “bigger bang for your donation buck” than a donation to Animal-Kind International. Your donations to AKI can help more animals (the USD, Euro, and other western currencies go far and we use your donations smartly!), strengthen the most deserving organizations, and help support (financially, morally, and the capacity of) the people we rely on to help animals in Africa, Honduras, and Jamaica.

We are grateful for your kindness and your much-needed and appreciated support,

Karen Menczer, Founder/Director

& the Animal-Kind International Board

AKI has Partner Organizations in Uganda, Namibia, DR Congo, Ghana, South Sudan, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Honduras, and Jamaica. You can donate to AKI’s general fund or designate your donation to one or more of our Partner Organizations.

Our 2023 (6th annual) Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program grantees work in: Zimbabwe (2 grantees), Tanzania (2 grantees), South Africa (2 grantees), Morocco, and Namibia.

AKI: Since 2007, helping animals and the people who care for them in some of the poorest countries.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations to AKI are tax deductible in the US to the extent the law allows. 100% of your donations are used to support our Partner Organizations & our Africa-Based Animal Welfare Organization Grant Program.


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