Sixty-eight year old Innocence Dgate, grandmother of eight
from Casamance Region, Senegal, knows what it takes to
In the Southern area of Senegal, Africare is partnering
with Innocence and other grandmothers, the “keepers of knowledge,” to save
lives. An Africare program pairs these grandmothers with expecting mothers in
discussion groups to talk about good practices for healthy pregnancies and
protecting children from illness.
The cases of children with
diarrhea, malaria, measles and yellow fever have already started to
decrease. Children are receiving the
right foods because new mothers learn about nutrition and proper diet.
Grandmothers like Innocence are playing a key role in improving the health of
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.
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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!