750 million individuals across the globe are illiterate

We create hope and opportunity through literacy to improve lives, raise self-esteem and share the love of Jesus Christ.


We need God’s help in serving the poorest of the poor in often very dangerous environments.

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Alfalit earns coveted 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator

Our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned us a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Alfalit International’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org. More detailed information about Alfalit International’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

Our Impact

We bring adult literacy, basic education, preschool, conversational English and job skills to people living in poverty. Alfalit believes literacy is a fundamental right for all individuals.


Total Students Last Year


Adult Students 74% Female




Alfalit Conversational English Students


Job Skills Students


Trained Volunteer Teachers
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Our Programs

Literacy and basic education are the foundation for all that we do and these programs are provided in every country we serve.


Equivalent to a 3rd grade education, upon completion students have a 1,471-word vocabulary. They can read, write and complete basic math computations. Completion time: about 9 months.

Basic Education

Available to students who successfully complete Literacy training, this advanced class provides the equivalent of a 6th grade education. They are encouraged to continue their studies in established high schools and universities, particularly those that recognize Alfalit’s certifications.

Early Childhood Development

Our tiniest students learn basic skills like counting, colors and words. Students are better prepared to enter elementary schools and typically do better than their non-early educated counterparts.

Conversational English

Generally, a U.S. based program, Adult non-English speakers gain the ability to use English confidentially in everyday situations and to integrate more into the community.

Job & Vocational Training

Earning an income helps individuals, families and communities. This program provides skill-based training to adults who would otherwise be unemployable in the poor countries served by Alfalit.

Student Success

Inspiring success stories from our students

Janet Helbig, aged 33, is a graduate of the adult literacy and vocational skills programs offered by Alfalit Liberia. She is now an entrepreneur and we couldn’t be prouder. In her own words: “Alfalit program has done so much good for my life. I have 4 children and their father is not working."
Janet Helbig Student
Mrs. Vilma was unable to read or write. She now feels empowered to help her neighbors and wants to complete the third phase of the literacy program, equivalent to completing elementary school. She remains focused on advocating and seeking support for her disadvantaged community.
Mrs. Vilma Student
She started our course in January of 2016 and received her certificate in June of that same year. Rosena Peltreau now feels like a well-rounded young woman, full of energy and a hunger for learning. She is enjoying the fruit of her labor by sending her children to school thanks to Alfalit.
Rosena Student

Stop this vicious cycle

Most people know that illiteracy causes poverty, but they do not know how to stop this vicious cycle. Alfalit International provides literacy and educational programs to the poorest and neediest populations around the world. Thanks to the support of our donors and volunteers, Alfalit International has helped over 8 million people learn how to read and write, in their own language, through our life-changing programs.


Alfalit International is recognized by USAID as an organization committed to providing educational and literacy programs in the hardest-to-reach areas of post-conflict countries.

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