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Photo: Africare/Senegal
Photo: Africare/Senegal

Africare Selected as Finalist at Saving Lives at Birth Conference

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WASHINGTON (July 5, 2013) — Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, was recently selected to compete with its innovative project proposal that addresses maternal and child mortality at the 2013 Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development Conference from July 29 until July 31 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

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Photo: Lonnie Woods III
Photo: Lonnie Woods III

We Know Africa Can Feed Itself

The good news is that hunger is decreasing globally. The number of chronically hungry people shrank from nearly one in five people worldwide between 1990 and 1992, to about one in eight people between 2010 and 2012. That is real progress, but it is too soon to celebrate.

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Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat
Olivier & Sidonie Agouna-Deciat of Kasny Recon, Inc. Photo: Olivier Agouna-Deciat

Kasny Recon, Inc.

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“Aid is in vain if it ultimately does not lead to self-sufficiency and sustainability, and Africare embodies this philosophy.”
–Olivier Agouna-Deciat

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Photo: Saito Shunsuke
Photo: Saito Shunsuke

Africare Partners with Japan to Construct Maternal Waiting Homes in Liberia

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WASHINGTON (April 18, 2013) —The Japanese government and Africare/Liberia signed a grant agreement on March 12, 2013, for the construction and full furnishing, including generators to supply electricity, of two maternal waiting homes (MWHs) in the Haindii and Fenutole localities of Bong County in Liberia. The grant is valued at more than $112,000.

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CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE
CARE visit's Africare's Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program. Photo: Josh Estey/CARE

CARE Visits Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Site in Tanzania

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WASHINGTON (April 17, 2013) — CARE, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, stopped by the Towero site of Africare’s Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP) in Morogoro, Tanzania during its CARE Learning Tour, on which a group of high-level U.S. government officials, corporate partners and the media visited different projects in Africa tackling food and nutrition security. Members of the delegation learned that Mwanzo Bora, which means, “good start,” teaches families farming techniques and provides nutrition advice to support the government of Tanzania’s goal to reduce childhood stunting and maternal anemia by 20% over a five-year period.

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Initials, Inc. Founders Britney Vickery & Ivy Hall. Photo: Initials, Inc.
Initials, Inc. Founders Britney Vickery & Ivy Hall. Photo: Initials, Inc.

Initials, Inc.

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“Africare’s support of women’s education and global leadership is imperative to Initials, Inc. As a women-owned business, we take care to support initiatives of women much like ourselves to make a life of their own that they can be proud of.”
-Britney Vickery, Co-Founder of Initials, Inc.

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