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

View works


Quarterly food parcels
Students received tutoring
Pounds of medical supplies
Of donations distributed

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

Our Latest Posts

Day Thirteen

Today we share more experiences from our journey here as we prepare to leave Thursday. On our first visit to South Africa…

Day Twelve

As we travel about this great country seeing old friends and meeting new ones, one of the most delightful things we do…

Day Eleven

Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.…

Day Ten

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of…


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

Health Care

Mother Bear

Walk About

Clothing for Children


Senior Centre

Food Distributions

Contact Us

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

(612) 424-2785

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