Project Highlights

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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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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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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