Africare was selected as a Round 3 finalist at the 2013 “DevelopmentXChange” Saving Lives at Birth Conference for its Collaborative Community Based Technology To Improve Maternal and Child Health in Senegal model. With funding from Saving Lives at Birth, Africare’s Senegal team officially launched its model in five districts in Senegal on July 24, 2014.
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.
The Pamoja Tuwalee project empowers communities to better care for local orphans and vulnerable children, or as they are called in Tanzania, Most Vulnerable Children (MVC).
Forty-year-old Bridget Egesi has been the sole caretaker of her five children since her husband’s death in 2008.
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.