April 2010


In life, there’s always a “first.” A first word… a first step… a first major achievement. In Niamey, Niger, Fatimata Yero is proud to be the nation’s first female auto mechanic. Today she owns a garage and has earned the respect of her community.

Fatimata teaches auto mechanics in an Africare program that aims to empower young people through the development of a craft or skill. Since 2008, Africare has reached more than 7,000 youth, keeping them off the streets and learning life skills to be economically self-sufficient. Fatimata says she values the training she herself received and is very happy that she can pass it on. 

Here you can read a detailed account of Fatimata's first experiences with a young Africare and its humble beginnings. 

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Pass It On! Story Line-up:
May 2010
Innocence Dgate

June 2010
Ousseini Yade

July 2010
  Mossa Demba

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It's Africare's new campaign to connect YOU to people overcoming major issues impacting the African continent, issues like unsafe drinking water, food insecurity, and the growing number of children orphaned by AIDS.
Each month, the campaign will bring you a new powerful testimony told directly from the individuals who see, work with, or benefit from Africare‘s assistance on the ground. Each story is packaged in a format that is ready to “pass on” to a friend or someone you know through video, social networks, and even your phone!
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