Donate Online or via check!

Friends of African Village Libraries relies heavily on donations from people like you. The benefit of giving to an organization like Friends of African Village Libraries is that a little money goes a long way in rural Sub-Saharan Africa.

The establishment of a library costs only $5,000, and it means that hundreds of village children and adults will gain access to books. Since FAVL is a small organization powered by dedicated volunteers, overhead costs are extremely low. This means that your money will be spent on buying books, installing solar panels to supply light in reading rooms, training librarians and building new libraries.

We appreciate and need your generosity! And when we say that your gift goes a long way in Africa, here is what we mean:

Canadian Donors

Please note that FAVL's longtime Canadian collaborator, Osu Children's Library Fund, can no longer accept contributions for FAVL. Canadian donors can conveniently support FAVL by donating online via PayPal (click the "donate" button in the right column on this page). Donations may also be made by cheque or money order, payable to FAVL, in American dollars (preferred) or Canadian dollars at the "Donate by Mail" address in the right column. FAVL will issue an American tax receipt.


American donors who wish to support Osu Children's Library Fund, Canadian Charity Registration #88990 4264 R0001, should send donations by check or money order in American (or Canadian) dollars payable to:

Osu Children's Library Fund
188 Montrose Street

A Canadian tax receipt will be issued from OCLF.

To Donate Online:

You can make an easy online donation with PayPal by clicking on the "donate" button below.

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To Donate by Mail

Please send your name, address and a check to:
Friends of African Village Libraries
P.O. Box 90533
San Jose, CA 95109-3533