Enriching the lives of the people of Sierra Leone

Africa Uplifted enriches the lives of the people of Sierra Leone through support of initiatives in the areas of basic healthcare, primary education, essential physical needs, spiritual nurturing and economic development.


Africa Uplifted is a non-profit public charity qualified under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).  Africa Uplifted was established in 2011 as a successor to The Lance and Julie Burma Foundation.


We adopted this mission after visiting the Northern Province of Sierra Leone, meeting with the people and seeing the need with our own eyes. Our hearts and hands were called into service. We focus our efforts in the remote villages where medical care, education and economic development opportunities are limited or lacking. We are working to minister to those in need in one largely forgotten corner of the world.


Thank you for your interest in our organization.


Lance and Julie Burma


Latest News

Dental Services Provided in Manonkoh

For 10 days in January, Dr. Chris Fondell and dental hygienist Katie Weber provided services to over 200 patients at the Doris Acton Community Health Center in Manonkoh. 

Manonkoh Primary School Addition Dedicated

On May 20, 2011, Lance and Julie Burma helped dedicate a new addition to the UMC Primary School in Manonkoh, Sierra Leone. 

2011 Fundraiser to be Held July 28, 2011

Africa Uplifted will host its fourth annual fundraising event at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club in Golden Valley, Minnesota.  The evening will begin at 6:00 pm.  Please consider bringing a donation of the following school supplies:  One subject notebooks, pens, pencils, and rulers.