Two harsh seasons of drought and floods left Ousseini Yade
of Tillabéri Region, Niger, with
no harvest to sell or food to feed his family. His family drastically reduced
the food they consumed, nearly starving themselves in order to preserve seed
for the annual harvest.
Africare selected Ousseini’s household after it was
classified as one of the most food insecure households in the area. An Africare
project provided Ousseini with red bean seeds and agricultural training to
survive during severe shortages. In a short time, he and his family were able to
benefit from the grains they sowed and could even help others.
This Africare project improved food coverage and increased agricultural
productivity for over 2,000 vulnerable households. That number increases every
day with the help of farmers like Ousseini who are passing on their knowledge
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 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!