Africare In the News

Tako and Henriette Koning on the rooftop of a high rise building in downtown Luanda, Angola. Photo: Jesse Ovadio
Tako and Henriette Koning on the rooftop of a high rise building in downtown Luanda, Angola. Photo: Jesse Ovadio

Tako and Henriette Koning

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“A person can give back financially or they can do it by donating their time. In actual fact, sometimes the biggest donation is time since everyone’s time is limited and you never get it back, once it is gone, it is gone. But if it is donated to worthwhile causes, then it is time well spent.”
-Tako Koning

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Latrines at Mayamaya School before Africare/Tanzania's WASH in Schools Project
Latrines at Mayamaya School before Africare/Tanzania's WASH in Schools Project

Fecal Matters

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When Africare and Tanzania’s Ministry of Water conducted water quality tests at 15 target schools in the Dodoma Region, each school’s water source was found to be contaminated with fecal matter or coliform bacteria, an indicator of fecal pathogens.

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Photo: Africare/Senegal
Photo: Africare/Senegal

Africare Selected as Finalist at Saving Lives at Birth Conference

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WASHINGTON (July 5, 2013) — Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, was recently selected to compete with its innovative project proposal that addresses maternal and child mortality at the 2013 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 29 until July 31 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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Some awesome kids supporting Africa! Photo: Holly Smith
Some awesome kids supporting Africa! Photo: Holly Smith

Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School

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“[Ours] won’t be the biggest check you get this year, but for these kids and this community, it represents something significant: sacrifice and generosity of spirit.”
-John Glover, Founding Principal, Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School

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