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

 


(Photo: Sheila McKinnon)

Africare/Malawi

Improving Potable Water Access and Hygiene
Donor: African Well Fund/H2O for Life/ Proctor & Gamble/Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group
Implementing Partners: Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education in Mulanje District
Location: Mulanje District
Purpose: Improve water supply sanitation infrastructure and promote positive hygiene behavior in communities

FY13 Accomplishments:
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Trained 240 students in 15-school water and sanitation clubs on sanitation peer education
-Conducted 45 community campaigns on hygiene and sanitation
-Constructed 102 school latrine stalls, 16 school urinals and rehabilitated five school boreholes

Integrated (HIV Effect) Mitigation and Positive Action for Community Transformation
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partner: CRS
Location: Mulanje District
Purpose: Improve quality of life and lessen the impact of HIV for OVC and PLHIV

FY13 Accomplishments:
Registered 12,413 OVC in group village headman registers, toward issuing identity cards and linking children to inheriting from parents who have passed away
Trained 1,050 OVC committee members on child protection
Provided health services to 7,127 community members

Livelihoods and Enhanced Agricultural Productivity
Donor: USAID/OFDA
Implementing Partner: CRS
Location: Mulanje District, targeting 33 communities
Purpose: Address gaps in current humanitarian response in Mulanje by reducing food insecurity, improving nutrition status and economic growth, and building community resilience against future shocks

FY13 Accomplishments:
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Facilitated formation of 250 producer groups
-Facilitated identification of demonstration plot sites for conservation agriculture, cassava, pigeon peas and sweet potatoes, which have been established by producer groups
-Trained 22 Lead Farmers and 25 Government Extension Officers in kitchen gardening to encourage consumption of indigenous and nutritious vegetables
-Registered 4,000 beneficiaries to benefit from the Diversity and Nutrition for Enhanced Resilience Fair
-Facilitated formation of 285 village savings and loan groups with a total of 6,220 members

Wellness and Agriculture for Life Advancement
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partner: CRS
Location: Mulanje District, targeting 33 communities
Purpose: Improve food security, nutrition status and economic growth in target communities

FY13 Accomplishments:
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Reached 39,996 children under 5 with growth monitoring and care group activities
-Formed and trained 187 Lead Farmer groups with membership of 19,648 individuals
-Facilitated market linkages for 2,890 famers