Field Messages

[Photos] The Faces of Africare

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Africare currently operates in 17 African countries with approximately 1,200 staff members working across the continent and about 40 at our Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Ninety-eight percent of our staff in Africa is local, and more than 95% of our staff in Washington is African-American or African.

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A cross-section of youth cheering during the Kijana Jikwamue Project launch ceremony in Mtwara Region
A cross-section of youth cheering during the Kijana Jikwamue Project launch ceremony in Mtwara Region

Youth’s ‘New Hope’ Born in Mtwara

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Africare/Tanzania and BG Tanzania, a British Oil Exploration company, have partnered to launch a youth economic empowerment project dubbed ‘Kijana Jikwamue.’

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Africare/Benin Country Director Dr. Josette Vignon Makong [in black] alongside President of Benin Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi [right] and Benin’s Minister of Health Dr. Dorothy Kinde Gazard
Africare/Benin Country Director Dr. Josette Vignon Makong [in black] alongside President of Benin Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi [right] and Benin’s Minister of Health Dr. Dorothy Kinde Gazard

Survival of the Trusted: Africare/Benin Goes from Near Shut-Down to Benin’s Lead Malaria Partner

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In 2006, Africare/Benin was on the verge of closing. Africare had only one active project in the country, and the cost of maintaining an office was becoming untenable. What happened? The people of Benin asked us to stay.

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