Aid For All Nations is the result of a lifelong dream and vision of Renée Botha. In 2009 Renée and Séan Botha started the process of setting up the charity, AidFAN™ (Aid for All Nations).
A brief history about Séan and Renée. Séan’s family are South African, whereas Renée's father was born and raised in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and her mother was born and raised in Northern Rhodesia (Zambia). Renée finished school in Botswana and Séan in South Africa.
They have been in involved with missions and projects into Southern Africa and South America. Séan has stood in the capacity as a full time Missionary and full time Pastor. They left South Africa in 2006 when they moved to the UK. Since then they have worked in a corporate setting.
Among all of this their love and passion for Africa and its people has remained within them. Although they would tell you that they feel not to be limited to any one nation or continent, but rather where there is a need they would like to see AidFAN help, regardless which nation across the world that need arises from.
Very early into the AidFAN project Derek and Nicky de Goede came on board, catching the heart of the project immediately and throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the task at hand, making the dream a reality.
On the 12th of October 2010 AidFAN was granted Charitable Status from the Charity Commission of the United Kingdom. AidFAN’s first project was into Zambia (AidFAN Zambia), where we partnered with a clinic in Mukishi Central Zambia.
Shortly after that we partnered with organizations in Ghana and Zimbabwe.
Our mission is to help the less privileged by acknowledging their needs and trying to assist in bettering their situation. We achieve this through financial contribution that provides sustainable resources, and where possible by bringing other people in to help. We are a Christian based organization and our values are founded on the word of God, more specifically based around Isaiah 58. We believe that it is our duty to help where we can; we know we cannot help everyone, but we believe that helping one individual is better than doing nothing at all.
Our key objectives are:
- The prevention or relief of poverty or financial hardship anywhere in the world by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient.
- The relief of sickness and the preservation of health by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities, support services and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities.
- The advancement of the Christian religion by making the Word of God, the Bible, available to people and sharing the belief in God the Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ as God, Saviour and Lord.'
How we plan to achieve our objectives:
- Our first and main priority is to help by providing adequate medical care; this will be achieved by raising funds to:
- Buy medical equipment, supplies, medicines, vaccinations etc.
- Train staff for both existing clinics that are in need of training and skills, as well as for new clinics we hope to open in the future.
- Set up satellite medical care clinics in third world countries.
- Host talks to educate teenagers within the United Kingdom on life subjects (sex education, money matters and a positive self image).
- Taking care of people who have been left behind (widows and orphans).
- Increasing agricultural productivity through effective farming (providing contacts and education).
- Developing existing communities by establishing schools, housing and clean water projects.
- Establishing community centres (where educational programs can take place).
- Supporting and working with Churches, missionaries and people who are trying to advance the kingdom of God.
Founder and Chairman - Renée Anne Botha
Vice Chairman - Séan Charles Botha
Treasurer - Derek de Goede
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter
when you see the naked, to clothe him,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.”