Sebastian Wanzama-Piro

Sebastian Wanzama-Piro, Director,
Global African Village

Welcome, all of you global citizens. As an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, Global African Village, its Board of Directors, volunteers, and supporters are very glad to have you join us.

Everything seems to be global these days: the environment, trade, and political matters, just to mention a few. At Global African Village, we are not waiting for the world to change. We need your support now to supplement our efforts to assist the sick, the hungry, the very young, and the elderly in eastern Uganda.

Our primary goal is to assist the needy so they can sustain themselves. Otherwise, some will die prematurely, and others may end up at our doorsteps, an experience that can be traumatic and stressful.

We are pleased to announce our Amazing Grace Campaign to raise finds to build, furnish, and staff a health center for the Bagishu people. We invite you to support this very important endeavor.

So count your blessings now by sharing, caring, and enlightening others.

Thank you for your kindness.


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What is Global African Village?

Proudly celebrating our 10th anniversary!

Global African Village is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization working to alleviate the abject poverty that affects thousands of children, the elderly, and the sick every day. Our focus is assisting the Bagishu people of eastern Uganda (see Fact Sheet) with four primary projects: education, health care, infrastructure improvement, and small-business development.

Global African Village is incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of New York, and we have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in the US. We are also a registered charity in Ontario, Canada (# 17 46 06 1).

With no paid staff and no office, our operating expenses are quite small. About 95% of the funds we raise annually directly support our humanitarian work in Uganda.

We can be reached at globalafricanvillage@gmail.com or through Facebook.

- Thank you to St. Joseph University Church, Buffalo, NY, for inviting us to participate in their Alternative Christmas Marketplace in December 2017. A sincere thank-you to parishoners who donated to our humanitarian work.  

- We invite you to support Global African Village at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). Please tell your friends.

- A sincere thank you to the Rotary Club of Lutz, Florida, the Sandia Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque, NM, and the Fullerton Rotary Club in Fullerton, CA, for welcoming Public Relations Director Sharon Green as guest speaker at their 2016 meetings.

- We are grateful to the Levesque Institute at Niagara University for donating gently-used sandals from the Cave of the Winds tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, NY.  Students at Niagara University, under the direction of Dr. David Taylor, keep sandals that tourists no longer want out of landfills by sorting, cleaning, packing, and donating thousands of them to charities like ours. The sandals are then distributed to impoverished people around the world.  Our president, Sebastian Wanzana-Piro, delivered the first batch of sandals to Uganda in 2013 and took a second batch in 2015.  More about this worthwhile project is at http://levesqueinstitute.niagara.edu/about/sandal-falls-project/.

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- One of the photos at the top of this page shows the Bagishu villagers digging the Yetana Fish Pond. We are happy to report that they have finished digging this 62" x 25" x 4" pond, all by hand, and have laid the necessary PVC pipe. When finished, the fish pond will supplement the diet of many villagers. Please help us complete this project by supporting these upcoming fundraisers:

- Learn more about Global African Village from this interview with co-founder Sharon Green at http://www.niagara.edu/niagara-reads-video-gallery/.

- Thanks to Mama Mia's Pizzeria and Cafe, 215 Highland Avenue, Tonawanda, NY, for hosting a Global African Village change container.

- We have partnered with the ENACTUS (formerly SIFE, Students for Free Enterprise) chapter at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. In 2011, they awarded Global African Village a grant to inaugurate our "Buusale Kamani" project. This small-business grant program enabled five people in rural Uganda to expand their small businesses. "Buusale Kamani" is Swahili for "Friendship is Strength."

- In March 2010, devastating landslides occurred in the area of Uganda where we are working. At least 300 Bagishu villagers died. Thousands more were displaced to refugee camps, about 60 people to a tent, with poor sanitation, illness, and an uncertain future. To learn more about the landslides, go to http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/873748/-/wj64nv/-/index.html; to read updates about the landslides and other news from Uganda, you can visit the Daily Monitor website.

- Read the article about Global African Village on pp. 8-9 of the May 2009 newsletter of the New York College Learning Skills Association: http://www.nyclsa.org/newsletter_current_issue.htm

- Global African Village in the news: Read Article in The Buffalo News re. Global African Village August 2008

How to Donate

Global African Village welcomes contribution at any time. Remember that the average annual income of the Bagishu people of eastern Uganda is just $6 per year. Even modest donations can make a difference in the lives of these people.

Sebastian Wanzama-Piro, President, is available to speak to groups in the Toronto, Ontario, area. He can be reached at (647) 655 - 8838.

Contributions can be sent to:

Global African Village   Global African Village
204 Horsely Hill Drive
37 Devereaux Avenue
Toronto, Ontario Canada M1B 1W6   Buffalo, New York 14214 USA


Please support Global African Village. We are grateful for whatever you are able to contribute - every dollar helps! (Please note that you do not need a PayPal account to donate using PayPal.)

Global African Village has 501(c)(3) status through the IRS, so we are eligible to receive public and private grants. Individual donors to Global African Village who itemize on their tax returns may claim federal income tax deductions.

Global African Village is also incorporated as a nonprofit in the State of New York. For legal purposes, our name is Global African Village Incorporated.