www.impatientoptimists.org – Up in the lush Uluguru Mountains in Morogoro, Tanzania, a USAID-funded nutritional program, Mwanzo Bora (which means good start in Swahili) has been put in place to help increase local mothers’ breastfeeding rates, lower the number of expectant mothers with anemia, and provide parents with the nutritional know-how to properly feed their children a well-balanced diet.
Africare in the News
www.internationalreportingproject.org – Abdullah Yahya’s farm sits above the dirt road that is unfriendly to cars after it rains. Corn stalks remain in the ground, withered by a lack of recent rains. The morning rain is a good sign. Abdullah will soon uproot the failed crop and plant with the hopes of a successful harvest.
www.unicef.org – Community health workers in Angola address malnutrition by promoting better knowledge and better use of local food sources.
Gender Interventions in Nigeria Empower Vulnerable Children and Female Caregivers through Education, Economic Strengthening, and Advocacy
msh.org – In Nigeria, women and girls carry the bulk of the caregiving burden for those infected with HIV and children left vulnerable or orphaned by AIDS. These responsibilities often prevent girls and women from obtaining an education and developing income-generating skills.
AMIP News — World Leaders Celebrate Legacy of African Leadership at Africare’s 2013 Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner.
allAfrica.com — Although Africa is moving forward, the United States is pulling back, says Mo Ibrahim, the billionaire entrepreneur and father of Africa’s mobile phone revolution. “We are witnessing a gradual and continuous U.S. retreat from Africa,” said Ibrahim, speaking at the Washington Hilton Hotel ballroom on Saturday at an event hosted by Africare. “We don’t understand that. The U.S. has been a great friend all this years, but as soon as Africa found itself starting to move up, the U.S. is really disengaging, to be frank, and as friends we must be frank with each other.”
IRVING, Texas (April 24, 2013) — On the eve of World Malaria Day, ExxonMobil announced its next round of ExxonMobil Foundation grants to organizations working hard to combat malaria. The new grants support the lifesaving malaria programs of leading global organizations, including Malaria No More, Africare, the United Nations Foundation, USAID, Jhpiego, Population Services International, UNICEF and the Medicines for Malaria Venture.
The Washington Informer — Defying Expectations.These words – emblazoned on the front page of Africare’s 2013 annual report – embody the organization’s 40-year quest to present an African reality to the world that is fact not fiction.
Enough Food to Feed His Family: USAID Shares the Success Story of an Africare Beneficiary in Burkina Faso
usaid.gov – “Prior to the [USAID] program, I was only able to provide my two wives and 11 children six months’ worth of food throughout the year. Now I can provide 12 months of food. And we are eating better, because we have more foods available to us.” – Amadé Ouadrago
allAfrica.com, Monrovia — At a members-only ceremony at the RLJ Kendeja Resort and Villas on Saturday evening, March 2, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inducted as an Honorary Member of The Links, Incorporated, a non-profit organization of professional African-American women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.