Africare’s mission: as immense as the continent of Africa itself

Mission Statement & Vision Statement

Africare works to improve the quality of life in Africa.

Africare works in partnership with African communities to achieve healthy and productive societies. Africare’s approach places communities at the center of development activities. Africare believes that only through strong communities can Africa feed itself, appropriately exploit its natural resources, educate, care and protect its children, promote the economic well being of African people and live in peace.

Africare Helps Africa

Over the course of its history, Africare has become a leader among private, charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa. It is the oldest and largest African-American organization in the field. And Africa is Africare’s specialty.

  • Africare’s programs address needs in two principal areas: health and HIV/AIDS as well as food security and agriculture. Africare also supports emergency humanitarian aid, water resource development, environmental management, literacy and vocational training, microenterprise development, civil-society development and governance initiatives.
  • Africare now reaches families and communities in some 25 countries in every major region of Sub-Saharan Africa, from Senegal to South Africa and from Chad to Mozambique.
  • Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $675 million in assistance — over 2,000 projects — to 36 countries Africa-wide.
  • Africare was created by Africans and Americans, working as partners. Africare’s financial support comes from one of the most diverse donor bases in the charitable world.

A special area of concern today is the AIDS crisis. Every minute, another African child dies of AIDS. Millions of African children are AIDS orphans. To learn more, click here for Africare’s HIV/AIDS Initiative.