The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong in the world.
— Dr. Paul Farmer

Unite The World With Africa, LLC, is a 100%-volunteer social organization launched in 2008 by Anne Wells to provide a portal through which ALL PEOPLE can ultimately become part of the solution. Our intention is to raise an army of ambassadors for those who are working on the front lines in the battle against extreme poverty and its associated suffering. Over the years, hundreds of American safari goers have traveled to Tanzania with Unite and experienced our unique adventure proposition that combines traditional wildlife safaris with field visits to our partner programs. We empower our clients to get up close and personal in Africa... to experience, see, learn, discover, share and explore in ways they often never have had before. Read what some of those intrepid spirits have to say HERE.


  • Stewardship to the natural world
  • Conservation, collaboration and education
  • Empathy, love and compassion
  • Hard work and persistence
  • Humility and a sense of unity
  • Spiritual development
  • Respect for all life
  • The awakening of the world
  • The eradication of extreme poverty
  • And HOPE for all that is possible.

Founder & Director: Anne Wells

A global social entrepreneur, Anne Wells is founder and executive director of Unite The World With Africa LLC and the Unite the World with Africa Foundation, Inc.

In May 2014 Anne was recognized for her work to empower youth at home and in Africa and to advance grassroots women’s health, education and microfinance initiatives throughout Tanzania by being named a “Local Defender” by the Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. In December 2016 she was presented a Certificate of Special Recognition by US Senator Blumenthal for Unite's extraordinary commitment for connecting Americans in Tanzanians in meaningful and impactful ways to alleviate human suffering.

Anne is regular invited to speak at venues across the US about Unite's work in Tanzania as well as her personal experiences. She is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with more than 23 years of experience working with corporations and not-for-profits. She is also a writer and editor, and she is the author and publisher of the two non-fiction books: Raising Babies in St. Louis and Raising Kids in St. Louis, which sold and distributed nearly 30,000 copies.

Anne also serves as an Advisor to the Board for Nurturing Minds in Africa and the Sega Girls School in Morogoro, Tanzania; an advisor to Evolve The Conversation – a movement to celebrate the art of communication; and an advisor to the USA-based 501c3 Empowers Africa.

Anne received her BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College in 1993 (and was awarded the Margaret Mead Award). She attended the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1995/1996. Anne is married to David, and together they live in Westport, CT, with their three daughters — ages 12, 14 and 16. 

Faced with the extreme and widespread challenges of the day — disease, war, violence, hunger, poverty, corruption, hopelessness, hate and apathy — there is only one way forward… We must UNITE. We must band together, cross seen and unseen barriers and borders, connect with those we believe are the “others,” love them recklessly & celebrate all that unites. As we sit idly by and watch the suffering and horror escalate in every area of our world, we must ask ourselves…

“What would love do?”

And then, we must act.
— Anne Wells, Founder & Director

Managing Director, Kim Merriman

Kim Merriman brings to Unite more than 17 years of experience in the fixed income markets working between Boston, London and New York. Most recently Kim was working with Morgan Stanley in New York City. Kim is a CFA holder and 1991 graduate of Colby College. Kim’s love of service and international travel (which has taken her all over the world) inspired her to join Unite's inaugural humanitarian outreach tour to Tanzania in 2009 as a lead team member. She has since co-led additional tours through 2016 and serves as one of Unite's lead photographers. 

All site photography provided by Helene Wallaert, Remy Simon, Francesco Pierre Nina, Kim Crosby, Kim Merriman & Unite Team.
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