May 2010


Sixty-eight year old Innocence Dgate, grandmother of eight from Casamance Region, Senegal, knows what it takes to raise children.

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 future generations. 


Here you can read a detailed account of Innocence's special partnership with Aricare and celebrate mother's like her this Mother's Day! 

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July 2010
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August 2010
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