Anglican International Development (AID) works to relieve poverty, ill-health and all types of suffering in Sub-Saharan Africa through long-term, sustainable solutions which empower and enable citizens.
AID was formed in September 2008 in response to concerns expressed by the Archbishop of Nigeria at the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON), that South Sudan and its church were particularly vulnerable, coming out of a lengthy civil war. AID is a Christian charity and so is motivated by Jesus’s example and command to love those in need:
‘’By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.’’ 1 John 3:16-18
Where We Work
At its inception, and for many years following, AID worked solely in South Sudan as this was its reason for being, as explained above. However AID has always intended to expand into other areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and has recently begun work in Uganda and Kenya. To read more about these countries click here.
Churches in East Africa are widespread and well trusted by all in society. Wherever possible AID works closely with local churches to carry out its projects, seeing this as the most effective way to reach communities, achieve effective transformation and reach sustainability. To read more about why we work with churches click here.
Currently AID is working to develop healthcare, sanitation, agriculture, microfinance and leadership development initiatives as well as to strengthen the church in Sub-Saharan Africa. To read more about our projects visit the ‘’Our Work’’ page by clicking here.
AID is overseen by four trustees all of whom possess a wide knowledge of the Church and international development initiatives. For more information about our trustees and staff click here.