Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: August 18, 2011, 5:40 PM
Mission: Africare works to improve the quality of life in Africa.
Vision: Africare works in partnership with African communities to achieve healthy and productive societies. Africare's approach places communities at the center of development activities. Africare believes that only through strong communities can Africa feed itself, appropriately exploit its natural resources, educate, care and protect its children, promote the economic well being of African people and live in peace.
Africare is a leader among private, charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa. Founded in 1970, it is the oldest and largest African-American -led organization specializing in African aid. Over the course of its history, Africare has become a leader among private, charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa. It is the oldest and largest African-American organization in the field. And Africa is Africare's specialty.
Africare's programs address needs in the principal areas of food security and agriculture as well as health and HIV/AIDS. Africare also supports water resource development, environmental management, basic education, microenterprise development, governance initiatives and emergency humanitarian aid.
Africare now reaches families and communities in 20 countries in every major region of Sub-Saharan Africa, from Mali to South Africa and from Senegal to Mozambique.
Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance — over 2,000 projects — to 36 countries Africa-wide.
Africare was created by Africans and Americans, working as partners, and receives its financial support from one of the most diverse donor bases in the charitable world.
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