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Founded by Africans and Americans amidst the Sahelian drought of the early 1970s, Africare has grown to become a leader in aid to Africa ― pioneering various types of self-help development programs and noted for its close, collegial partnerships with the people and leaders of Africa.
Africare's philosophy has always been, "There are no Africare programs, only African programs."
Africare is also the oldest and largest African-American led organization in the field.
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— Dr. Dorothy I. Height