Note: The menu shows the 36 African countries where Africare has worked, not the other African countries.


(Photo: Sheila McKinnon)


"Africare comforts the poor man;

Africare never puts out the fire which vacillates;

Africare listens to the widow and to the orphan;

Africare straightens the tree which withers;

Africare holds out a hand to the afflicted;

Africare restores the smile of those hurt;

And if Africare was a physical person, we would have demanded its inscription in the cannon of the saints.


Africare has taken the major concerns of the population as its personal priority... We cannot say that Africare has neutralized food insecurity. However, we can assert frankly that it has drastically reduced poverty in the population of Zondoma."


Ouedraogo P. Macaire

Representative of the Department of Tougo’s  Farmers’ Union

Africare/Burkina Faso

African Regional Rainfed Agriculture Project
Donor: AusAID
Implementing Partners: Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security, Ministry of Research and the National Federation of Naam Producers Groups
Location: Yatenga Province, North Region
Purpose: Contribute to sustainable adoption of water harvesting and conservation technologies

Trained 25 Agriculture Technicians who in turn trained 36 producers on improved rain-fed agriculture techniques
-Implemented 25 demonstrations plots
-Provided tools and organic manure for plots establishment

Protect Your Life HIV & AIDS Prevention
Donor: U.S. Department of Defense
Implementing Partner: Ministerial Committee for the Fight Against AIDS
Location: Kaya, Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou military regions
Purpose: Curb the spread of HIV & AIDS among members of the Burkina Faso Armed Forces and their families

Made medical supplies available to enable voluntary testing
-Trained 25 Medical Doctors in logistics, counseling and voluntary testing
-Trained 30 military health workers in HIV Testing and Counseling
-Trained 120 peer educators in project Monitoring & Evaluation tools
-Trained 240 peer educators who conducted 1,595 HIV awareness sessions, reaching more than 50,000 men, women and young people

Rapid Assistance to Pastoralists in the Sahel Region of Burkina Faso
Implementing Partner: Ministry of Animal Resources
Location: Déou Commune, Oudalan Province, Sahel Region
Purpose: Protect and reinforce the pastoral livelihoods systems

Provided 900 metric tons of industrial feed to support animal feeding in 2,023 vulnerable households
-Trained 8 Community health agents on animal health and supported the vaccination of 44,000 small ruminants
- Distributed 2,068 small ruminants to 724 vulnerable households as well as 185 sheep to 185 vulnerable women heads of household
-Held 43 training sessions for the benefit of 1,790 households on livestock management
-Rehabilitated 10 water points, and established and trained 10 water point committees