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Our Cafe

Jambo Sana is housed in one of Nairne's oldest buildings dating back to just after settlement in South Australia.

Most of our delicious food is made on the premises. A couple of our specialties are African lamb stew and African Chai Latte which is derived from a traditional Ugandan recipe made with real ginger and a Chai Masala Mix brought in especially from Uganda.

Years ago pasties were made here in a large wood stove when people travelling from Adelaide to the Murray Bridge races called in on their way, and then, called in on their way home for another hot pasty!

And today, our customers still call in for Norma's great pasties to take home for a weekend meal.

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Our Team

From left, Sandra Bamhare (Project & Sponsorship Manager), Norma (Cafe Manager), Bill Osborne (CEO - Australia HOPE International) and Ros Morgan (General Administrator).

Jambo Sana is run by a dedicated team of amazing volunteers and 92.5% of all net sales are returned to Africa through our local partner organistaions in Uganda and DR Congo.

Proceeds benefit the widows, abandoned women, AIDS and war widows who make the crafts , plus the orphans and needy children in our many HOPE School Projects.

We love having visitors to our Cafe and look forward to serving you.

Our Organisation

Our shop and cafe is the public face of Australia HOPE International, an Overseas Aid Organisation founded by Bill and Norma Osborne after their first trip to East Africa in November 2000.

HOPE now supports the education of over 4,000 orphans and needy children, street kids projects and AIDS and war widows groups in Uganda and DR Congo. The net profits from Jambo Sana are used to support our many projects. Every coffee you buy helps!

We are managed largely by volunteers and take only 7.5% admin to run our organistaion meaning 92.5% of all funds raised are transferred to our amazing partners in the field in Africa to manage our projects.