Africare continues its new Pass It On! Campaign with an empowering story out of Senegal about a group of women using their gift of art to strengthen their community.
Colorful pieces of tightly woven fabric are used to make dozens of handmade dolls in the Diembering village of Southern Senegal. But these are not your average dolls -- they stand as a symbol of strength and innovation in the community. For each doll sold, money is reinvested back into the village’s health clinics… small steps that are making a big difference for healthcare in Senegal.
“These dolls are very important because as soon as we sell them we will be able to use that money to take care of our [community's] needs," notes NDeye Traore’, founder of a women’s group that first began making the dolls in 2004.
Read NDeye's FULL story now!
Here you can read a detailed story about NDeye, the Africare-Senegal Community Health Project, and watch a video testimony straight from NDeye!
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November 3rd, Africare is bringing these colorful dolls to Washington,
DC, to share with all attendees of the 2009 Bishop Walker
Memorial Dinner, the largest annual fund raising event for Africa in
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!