The Thompson Foundation for Africa hopes to encourage progressive human development on the continent of Africa. Through the creation and direct support of clean water projects, partnerships with educational institutions and enterprises, the creation and delivery of health services and health services institutions, and the support and development of emerging business ventures, TFA helps to insure delivery of solutions to fundamental human needs in a consistent and excellent manner. By encouraging and developing support for existing institutions bringing direct aid to citizens of the continent, TFA hopes to provide stability and respect to those on the front lines of caring for those most vulnerable members of our the human family.

The mission of the Thompson Foundation is to promote the restoration and development of Africa and the African Diaspora. Beginning in Ghana, TF works to promote education, health and economic development through community based efforts. The Thompson Foundation is also committed to a broad understanding of the notion of cooperation and a broad definition of the idea of family. Specifically, it is important that this Foundation, with a strong establishment in a faithful witness to God in Jesus Christ, also serve in communities that are predominately Muslim. In fact, the first wells built in the name of the Thompson Foundation was in the Muslim community of Larabanga, Ghana, home of the oldest mosque south of the Sahara.

A primary means of implementation of the goals of TF is the establishment of viable community organizations and centers wherever TF has a presence.

In Larabanga, West Gonja District, Ghana, TF built two wells, providing water to the 4,000 inhabitants of the village. From that beginning, a Water Protection Board was established in order to safeguard the wells and the infrastructure that was developed in order to operate and maintain the wells. That Board will provide the core of the TF Community Center in Larabanga, which seeks ways to enhance the primary and secondary schools. The Water Protection Board also serves as the body that communicates opportunities for economic support to TF headquarters in Kumasi.

In Ampabame #1, Ashanti Region, Ghana, TF established a relationship with The Roman Catholic Primary and Junior Secondary School. Funds donated by f one of the TF partners paid school fees, built desks and chair sets, built teacher’s desks and adding books to the library. An exchange relationship was developed between an American Middle School and the JSS. Working with the adults of this community, the beginning of TF’s Micro-lending institution was realized. The adults of Ampabame #1 were the first subscribers to the micro-bank, received its first loans and are among its most loyal advocates.

In the Kumasi area of the Ashanti Region, the micro-bank has already made loans in excess of 100,000,000 cedis to small businessmen and women across all segments of the population. In the Muslim community, the micro-bank has led to a burgeoning relationship with two primary schools educating girls and boys. This promising venture is made more viable because of the success of the relationship established in Larabanga, which is the oldest Muslim community in sub-Saharan Africa.

TF has applied for grants through the government of Ghana to build wells in three more regions of the country. This promising effort, deemed a likely success for funding, also builds upon the success of the activity in Larabanga. With these new water projects, TF hopes to draw upon solar technology to pump the water, which should make the project more easily accomplished than was the Larabanga project.