Africare’s favorite African news from March 2015 – stories about start-ups, entrepreneurs, leadership, literature, science and technology.
Meet some of the women of Africare/Tanzania as they tell you what International Women’s Day means to them, what challenges women in Tanzania still face and how Africare is helping them build brighter futures.
Salama Madinda is now the facilitator of the SILC union whose members have saved a total of more than $82,000 to support 395 Most Vulnerable Children! The funds saved have gone toward school fees, shelter, other basic needs, and even start-up capital for new income-generating endeavors.
Africare’s favorite African news links from February 2015 – stories about alternative energy, business, diplomacy, fashion, infrastructure, music and tourism.
Africare began partnering with Dimagi last year to help communities in Senegal save the lives of new mothers and newborns with mHealth technology. Dimagi’s Mohini Bhavasar breaks down the practical challenges and promise of “integrating an ICT system at the bottom of the health system pyramid…”
Nabulu Lomunyak is a mother of two. She lives in a Maasai Boma in Mberi Village in Tanzania. For a time, Nabulu was frequently falling ill. After going to the hospital and receiving some counseling, she built up the courage to take an HIV test. The result came back positive.
Congrats to Angelique Kidjo on her Grammy win for Best World Music Album! She dedicated the award to the women of Africa, and her Batonga Foundation is working with Africare to improve clean water access for schools in Benin.
As the infection rate continues to drop in all of the three remaining affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – UN officials are no longer describing the outbreak as a single outbreak, but rather a collection of “micro-outbreaks”…