Harambee Africa International is a non-profit, world-wide solidarity initiative to benefit Africa. It was founded on October 6, 2002 on the occasion of St Josemaria Escrivá’s Canonization ceremony in Rome, Italy. The first donors were people of all ages, races, creeds and social classes who attended the ceremony. Since then, Harambe Africa International has expanded to welcome national associate organizations from France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland and the USA.

The projects funded by the Harambee network are as varied as emergency medical services for mothers and children, craft schools training women and their families for productive work, education initiatives for teachers and students, libraries, youth projects for orphans and the handicapped, well water, scholarship for nursing students, technical training and more.

To date, the Harambee network has completed 66 projects in 20 countries:  Angola, Benin, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tomè, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, and Italy (scholarship for seminarians from various African countries)