Women’s Empowerment

Many African families rely on women to care for them and to provide basic necessities for survival. As African women receive education and are recognized with a higher legal status, they provide their households with superior nutrition, stronger food security and increased access to health care. Despite the crucial investments women make in their families … Read more

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Historical Bishop John T. Walker Dinners

Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala The Bishop Walker Gala pays tribute to the memory of Bishop John T. Walker, who served as Africare’s Board Chairman and as the first African American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C.  Throughout the years we have honored the following individuals and organizations listed on this … Read more

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Orphans & Vulnerable Children

Africare’s first HIV/AIDS assistance work, begun in 1987, benefited all segments of the African population, including orphans and other vulnerable children. As the epidemic has grown, Africare’s response has grown enormously ― today, including a special group of programs that focus on the special needs of children: AIDS orphans Children infected with HIV or full-blown … Read more

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ExxonMobil, NBA, Africare Reinstate Commitment to Power Forward

October 1, 2016: ExxonMobil, NBA, Africare have reinstated their commitment to youth and sports development as they sponsor the third season of the Power Forward programme at the National Stadium in Kukwaba, Abuja. Power Forward, a partnership between ExxonMobil, the NBA and Africare, uses the game of basketball to teach and mentor students from secondary schools … Read more

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Support these four organizations to help fight Ebola Africare in the News | 8-18-14 In the face of the worst Ebola virus outbreak on record, the international community has rallied around critical efforts to stop the virus’ spread and care for those affected. Entrevista a Edna Van Goor, directora nacional da Africare Africare in the News | 8-7-14 Organização … Read more

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Mbailassem: The Women of Chad Building a Business Empire

Chad is one of the poorest countries on Earth. Most families in the country’s Logone Oriental region struggle to make their livings by growing crops, perhaps selling garden produce, and raising small livestock like sheep and goats. For years successive rebel groups have impeded development initiatives in the region, and life here is especially difficult … Read more

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Water: A Few Sobering Thoughts

More than half of Africa’s people lack access to safe drinking water, leaving them vulnerable to water-borne diseases like cholera, typhoid and infectious hepatitis. Health care is often inaccessible, too. So water-borne diseases often go untreated and millions, especially young children, die as a result each year. Whatever the quality, water is in short supply. … Read more

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The 2013 Bishop John T. Wakler Memorial Dinner Gala

CELEBRATING AFRICAN LEADERSHIP Africare will celebrate President Barack Obama at our annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner Gala on Saturday April 20, 2013 at the Hilton Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., at 6 p.m. In 2010, President Barack Obama donated $100,000 of his Nobel Peace Prize to Africare for an innovative Africare sanitation project. Click here to … Read more

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The Costs of Long-Term Civil War

In the 1960s and 1970s, following its peaceful transition to independence from British rule, Sierra Leone prospered. Farmers exported their surplus crops. Mining companies hauled rich loads of diamonds, bauxite and titanium ore from government-owned lands. By the 1980s, however, the government had become corrupt and increasing numbers of Sierra Leoneans, disenchanted. Tensions mounted, exploding … Read more