Donaciones para Africa AMLuthiers


Worldwide Foundation for technicians in musical instrument construction, tuning, repair, regulation, rebuilding, sales and moving

Uganda, Africa

Pearl of Africa Youth Brass Band


Donations of Musical Instruments

AMLuthiers is involved in humanitarian works that coordinate donations of instruments, parts, and tools when it results in training or work opportunities for luthiers.

La Banda en Uganda

Please join the AMLuthiers in support of the needy children of the Pearl of Africa Youth Brass Band en Uganda.

Donations of brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments as well as teaching materials, clothing, sports equipment, etc: Contact Manuel Martín in Valencia, Spain, who also is organizing training so that musical instrument repair may become a viable career option for participants in Uganda.

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More details about the Pearl Bandsmen, photos and stories.

How you can help:
•Donations of money to support housing, food, education, medicine and living expenses: GoFundMe.
•Donations of musical instruments, parts, tools, teaching materials: write to Manuel Martín.

•Donations of money to support Sam's Education GoFundMe


Twenty years ago The Happy Angels Youth Brass Band was initiated by Edrine Wasswa with 12 orphan street boys. In 2019 the 211 boys and girls of all ages and religiohns were accepted by the State Orpnange and Edrine retired after a long illness. The group's manager, Allan Kawalya formed the The Pearl of Africa Youth Brass Band. Since then, Allan has been studying in Childe to become a piano tuner/technician. When Allan returns we hope to have received sufficient donations for buildings, instruments, tools, etcl to establish his piano business so that it might support youth bands, and the teaching of musical instrument repair.

While in Chile, Allan continues to raise money for monthly expenses of basic life support for band members. Every month we have expenses in Uganda. Please donate.

DIMU Okuyamba ku Byuma bya Band Eli Abaana Uganda

We are collaborating with "Arts without Borders Corporation" with projects in Africa. The projects include training for instrument repair technicians, instruments and scholarships for musicians, and much more.

We understand the need to develop an infrastructure to support the new luthiers including where to get the tools and parts; management, transportation, and parts; and association with professionals who are dedicated to education for life. Instrument owners and musicians need to better understand their instruments and recognize the value of the services that make them possible.

AMLuthiers organizes donations of musical instruments, accessories, and the parts and tools to repair them when it results in the training of technicians
•Support for technicians of limited resources so they can become self sufficient
•Donations of instruments for bands and orchestras when it includes the training of technicians

Donations of Instruments for Music

Donate to DIMMéxico in support of musical instrument care
Musical Instrument Donations, tools, parts, accessories
Monetary donations
Donations of facilities and equipment for storage and shipping

The need

Institutions and teachers lack resources to acquire musical instruments
Musical instrument dealers need training and business building
Luthiers need training and business building
Stores have slow sales rates
Instrument owners say there are no technicians
Repair technicians say there is not enough work

The Solution

Musical Instrument Donations (donated or DIM paid)

Collection points in Texas, Kansas, Michigan
Donors bring items or call for moving crew
Local technicians determine repair needs
DIM acquires repair parts to send with instruments
Local technicians pack and load for shipment
DIM arranges transportation to recipient nation

Collection points in recipient countries - Mexico
Local and foreign donations arrive at warehouse or store (donated or DIM paid)
Local technicians attend training (trainers volunteer or DIM paid)
Local technicians perform repairs and deliveries (DIM paid)

Musical Instrument Dealers
Stores that participate in training improve collaborations with technicians and customers and replace DIM
Stores that learn to collaborate with technicians increase sales of new and reconditioned instruments


Institutions and teachers who provide musical instruction/performance receive items at no cost
DIM pays regular maintenance by local technicians the first year
Recipients must agree to budget and pay semiannual maintenance with their local technician in subsequent years

The Result

Unused musical instruments are returned to service
Institutions and teachers have resources to provide musical experiences
Instrument owners connect with technicians for regular service so that musical experiences are positive
Technicians cooperate and collaborate for improved service
Technicians become self sufficient in their trade and practice
Dealers of Musical Instruments become the DIM for their nation
Each nation becomes self sufficient with regard to musical instrument design, construction, sales, moving, tuning, repair, regulation, and rebuilding

Please contact us to participate as a sponsor, donor, recipient, or technician

AWB - Martín Espinosa
AMLuthiers - Roy E Howard

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