Field Messages

Sustainable democratization depends on national political processes and strong grassroots civic cultures.
Sustainable democratization depends on national political processes and strong grassroots civic cultures.

Democracy With a Small “d”

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In Benin, from 1994 to 2001, Africare supported the development of indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs) into effective advocates of local interests as well as providers of assistance to the under-served.

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Secretary of State Colin L. Powell visits an Africare-supported computer-training center in Soweto.
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell visits an Africare-supported computer-training center in Soweto.

“Dawn of a New Era” in South Africa

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While the world waits to see whether South Africa can bring itself to bury apartheid and free its oppressed black majority, one Washington-based organization [Africare] is betting that it will — and helping to prepare for the day. -William Raspberry

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Maimounata Sawadogo cares for her family despite being HIV positive.
Maimounata Sawadogo cares for her family despite being HIV positive.

Regaining Hope

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Two years ago, Maimounata Sawadogo’s husband became sick and lost his job as an ambulance driver. Just at that time, she learned that she was HIV positive

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Community members empowered to manage cases of childhood fever
Community members empowered to manage cases of childhood fever

Integrated Malaria Control Program

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Project: Integrated Malaria Control Program in the Departments on Mono and Couffo
Funders: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Timeframe: 2004-2008

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