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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

Summer 2019 Dignity – Annual Report Edition

Our summer 2019 edition of the Dignity newsletter has arrived! Click here to read all the latest...

Winter 2018-19 Dignity

  The Winter 2018-19 edition of the Dignity has arrived! Click here to read more.  ...

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!

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