Below the Poverty Line

“The most commonly used way to measure poverty is based on incomes or consumption levels. A person is considered poor if his or her consumption or income level falls below some minimum level necessary to meet basic needs. This minimum level is usually called the ‘poverty line.’ ” (The World Bank Group, 2002) The World … Read more

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Mamadou Marcel Blondin Beye

Mamadou Beye serves as the manager for International Government Affairs at Chevron. Among his key responsibilities, he provides strategic guidance, advice and counsel to Chevron’s Africa Leadership team in support of new and existing business opportunities across Africa. He directs the implementation of Chevron’s Africa government affairs strategy and serves as corporate advisor on corporate responsibility … Read more

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Where We Work – Africare/Zimbabwe

Africare began operations in Zimbabwe in 1981, one year after Zimbabwe’s independence, making it one of the most experienced non-governmental organizations in the country. Since that time, Africare/Zimbabwe has invested more than $30,000,000 through projects in… • Agriculture & Food Security • Enterprise Development • Health, HIV & AIDS • Nutrition • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene • Women’s Empowerment … Read more

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Joseph C. Kennedy

Joseph C. Kennedy, Ph.D., retired senior vice president and director of international development, has been with Africare since 1971, when the organization was reincorporated in the District of Columbia (having been incorporated originally in Hawaii the year before).  Dr. Kennedy was one of the three re-incorporators and one of the five original board members of … Read more

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“I Can Make It!” The Story of Bridget, a Nigerian Mother

Forty-year-old Bridget Egesi has been the sole caretaker of her five children since her husband’s death in 2008. Until recently, Bridget pieced together an income by washing laundry, cleaning her neighbors’ cars and working as a security guard. Unfortunately, these menial jobs did not always pay enough to provide for her children’s basic needs, and Bridget … Read more

West Africa Ebola Outbreak

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is the worst in recorded history, but the affected countries and the international community are responding. Through our headquarters in Washington, D.C. and our country offices, Africare is doing all we can to fight the virus. Support Africare’s Ebola Response Click here to donate now! Your gift will … Read more


Infectious Diseases Institute, Uganda Over a decade ago Accordia Global Health Foundation convened a group of committed partners to make a transformative investment in African healthcare. These allies envisioned a sustainable African health institution focused on infectious diseases, enabling continuous innovation and responsiveness to the most pressing regional health concerns. The institution would function at the … Read more

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