In life, there’s always a “first.” A first word… a first
step… a first major achievement. In Niamey,
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
Africare helps Africa. A leader among private, charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa, Africare is also the oldest and largest African-American led organization in the field — and Africa is Africare's specialty. Africare programs are in the following broad areas: health and HIV/AIDS, food security and agriculture, water and sanitation, humanitarian and emergency assistance, environmental management, women's empowerment, literacy and vocational training, microenterprise development, and civil society development and governance.
You can give back AND tell the world how they can help with one of Africare’s color-themed t-shirts! The t-shirts come in a variety of colors and themes that spread the Africare mission. Get your shirt today at www.supportafricare.org
For more information about Africare, visit us on-line at
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!