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In the wake of Nelson Mandela's passing, Samuel Hallow of Africare/Ghana remembers him this way:

We're once more honored to celebrate your life well lived and for being a deeply compassionate man. Your life matters much to humanity. From the grandstands, you are held as superhuman, because of that heaven will steer your life station wagon safely. To this end, we, staff of Africare Ghana, pour our hearts out to you knowing what you've done for Africans through the struggle for freedom in this part of the world
combined with humanitarian support.

 – Samuel Mensah Hallow

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Africare began operations in Ghana in 1989.

Since that time, Africare/Ghana has invested approximately $2,690,000 through projects addressing…


• Agriculture & Food Security
• HIV & AIDS
• Malaria Control
• Maternal and Child Health
• Nutrition
• School Construction and Electrification
• Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
• Women’s Empowerment

…reaching an estimated 72,900 beneficiaries.

Success in Ghana

Using a generous donation from United States President Barack Obama, Africare/Ghana successfully facilitated the emergence of a sanitation market in four communities, where 80% of people had previously been dissatisfied with the quality of their water and 90% of the population shared a latrine with up to 30 people. Africare supported community-built infrastructure investments to improve access to clean water. Also, Africare trained masons to construct low-cost, ventilated latrines while facilitating a community led behavior change campaign to increase knowledge of the benefits of clean water and sanitation practices. By the project’s end in 2011, more than 80 latrines had been constructed, and communities were well on their way to closing their sanitation gap.

In the ongoing Sustainable Food Security and Environmental Health Project, Africare’s Steering Committee concept of internal project governance comprising all project stakeholders has won the admiration of the donor, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, and has ensured sustainability and capacity building in project implementation. Africare/Ghana achieved the project target of benefiting 30,000 farmers directly and indirectly in 18 months, a year and a half ahead of schedule.