Congrats to Solome Lemma and Africans in the Diaspora:
“AiD was formed with the belief Africans abroad and on the continent have an important role to play in development in Africa” said Solome Lemma, AiD’s founder and executive director. “The African Diaspora send $60 billion to their families every year. If we can unleash even 1% of that amount, $300 million can go directly to community development efforts. The potential for impact is great. We are thrilled that IDEX recognizes this potential and has chosen to partner with AiD. IDEX is an organization that not only exemplifies the values of community-driven philanthropy and social justice, but one whose practice we respect deeply and from which we can learn tremendously.”
Full disclosure: I sit on the AiD advisory board.