Field Messages

Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.
Africare's Jessy Mtenje greets community members during the MWH research.

A Shared Vision for Safe Motherhood

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The woman’s water breaks. She’s having a baby! She tells her partner they need to leave home right away, and so begins their mad dash to the hospital.

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Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.
Esnart Ngulube is one of the three house beneficiaries under the Kataji Self Help Group. She now feels happy because her community accepts her.

Esnart’s Dream

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In Zambia, men have most of the power. There has been an effort to gain greater influence for women’s rights, but it is difficult to incorporate programs that change traditional beliefs.

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Students in Liberia already eagerly putting their new TOMS Shoes to use.
Students in Liberia already eagerly putting their new TOMS Shoes to use.

Leaving a Footprint on Children’s Lives

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Africare is not only interested in helping communities improve their present circumstances. We also know that a sustainably prosperous Africa depends on healthy, happy children capable of realizing the tremendous potential of the continent’s future.

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[Video] Together against malnutrition in Angola

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In January 2013 the European Union funded the integrated programme on food security and control of acute malnutrition, to support the Government of Angola and UNICEF in responding to the nutrition crisis which affected approximately 500,000 under-5 children in four provinces of the country.

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Africare staff interviews Ameleke Winfred, an ISFM participant.
Africare staff interviews Ameleke Winfred, an ISFM participant.

Farmers Stop Losing Ground: Building Trust in the Field

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Ghanaian farmers entrust their livelihoods to the land. Ideally, they could produce harvests large enough to feed their families with stockpiles left over to sell on the market, generating income to boost the quality of their lives and to invest in further improving their farm. But farming in Ghana can be difficult:

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Schoolgirls standing in front of one of the five school latrine buildings inaugurated by the Uhuru Torch on August 19th, 2013.
Schoolgirls standing in front of one of the five school latrine buildings inaugurated by the Uhuru Torch on August 19th, 2013.

Uhuru Torch Lights Up Ipagala “B”

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The Uhuru Torch is a Tanzanian national symbol meant to “bring hope where there is despair, love where there is enmity and respect where there is hatred.”

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