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  Who We Are

Founded in 1965, Operation Bootstrap Africa (OBA) is a non-profit organization that partners with communities in Tanzania, Kenya, and Madagascar. Grounded in a “self-help” philosophy, Bootstrap works in partnership with local groups, uses local resources, and follows local priorities.

Today, OBA supports a broad range of projects that improve access to education, provide healthcare, support sustainable agriculture, and more.

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Discovery Tours

Join us for the experience of a lifetime in Tanzania! Visit OBA projects, embark on safari in some of Africa’s most spectacular national parks, and engage in cultural activities with the Maasai people.

OBA Discovery Tours typically run in January, May, and October each year.

Space is limited. For more information or to secure your spot on this incredible journey,
please contact the OBA office.


Latest News

Join us at the 20th annual Lakes Area Walk!

Join us at the 20th annual Lakes Area Walk next Saturday, October 6th! The walk begins at 11am at First Lutheran Church in Alexandria, MN (registration begins at 10:30am). All are welcome!

Charity Navigator Gives OBA 4 Out Of 4-Stars!

OBA is proud to have been recognized as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator again this year...

Welcome Our New Administrative Associate

Please welcome our new Administrative Associate - Lauren Sekelsky - to the OBA family. Lauren has...

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