Earlier this month, Africare “handed over” the control of a school water project to school authorities and the community of Dibaro in Mali’s Koulikoro region.
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.
“Ndawi Kaymor,” meaning the Youth of Kaymor, is the name chosen by a co-operative of close to 60 women from Kaymor village in West Africa’s rural Senegal.
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.
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: