About AIAIA

We come as a family to make a connection,
person to person, arm in arm.

Our Mission “We come as a family to make a connection, person to person, arm in arm and along the way to share our lives. It is our honor to improve the conditions and create opportunities for changing the cycle of poverty and disease in South Africa.”

In the fall of 2000, Rev. James Cassidy and Pat Murphy of Minneapolis, MN, with members of a small delegation made their first trip to the townships of Cape Town, South Africa to meet Rev. Spiwo Xapile from the JL Zwane Memorial Centre, a Presbyterian community.

What we do?

Giving our friends a hand-up

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AIAIA BY THE NUMBERS

198
Quarterly food parcels
250
Students received tutoring
1000
Pounds of medical supplies
99%
Of donations distributed

AIAIA is dedicated to changing
the cycle of poverty and disease
in South Africa

Residential Hospice

In 2003 Arm in Arm in Africa became a registered non-profit that has made a strong commitment to providing emergency food relief in rural South Africa. On September 26th, 2015 Arm in Arm in Africa’s Board unanimously voted to expand their mission to serve the growing need of suitable options for patients and families for end of life care.

Based on our research there is an ever increasing need for residential hospice care, Minneapolis was identified as the initial location to establish our first residential hospice. The hospice would self-fund the end of life care continuum as well as providing the incremental funding needed for education, medical assistance and emergency food relief in South Africa.

More

Our residential hospice
will have a significant impact
on the community

Our Latest Posts

Greatness

Greatness

Mar 20 2016

We are just a few days from returning home to our U.S. friends and families. After seventeen mission trips, it would seem…

Beautiful

Beautiful

Mar 09 2016

Today was our annual spa day where we spoiled the beautiful people of Malungeni. We treated the women and a few men…

Friendship

Friendship

Mar 09 2016

In our travels in South Africa in the townships around Cape Town and in Malungeni in the Western Cape-we have given friendship…

Grace

Grace

Mar 07 2016

This morning the delegation returned to the township of Itipini. We served both children and adults a home cooked meal. It is…

A glimpse of the work we’ve done for
our friends in South Africa

Hospice Care

Hospice Care

Delegations To South Africa

Delegations To South Africa

Unakho Children’s Home

Unakho Children’s Home

FLY: Fun Learning for Youth

FLY: Fun Learning for Youth

Medical Supplies

Medical Supplies

The Rainbow School

The Rainbow School

Walk About

Walk About

Food Distributions

Food Distributions

Our Videos

Contact Us

3415 Fordham Court NE, St. Anthony Village, Minnesota 55421 

(612) 424-2785
 pmurphy@aiaia.org 

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