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Africare
Africare’s programs focus on four principal interrelated areas: Food Security, Water, Health, and Emergency Response.

On the Lokashakti Network since:
Thursday, 08 March 2012

Year founded: 1970

Location:
440 R Street NW
Africare House
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
United States

Contact: Shomwa Shamapande

Phone: 202-462-3614

Fax: 202-387-1034

Email address:
info@africare.org

Africare on:

Type of network resource:
  • Activist Organization
  • Grantmaking Institution

Issues addressed:
  • Peace / Nonviolence
  • Housing / Homelessness
  • Civil Rights / Civil Liberties
  • Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Youth
  • Environmental Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty / Hunger
  • Health / Medicine
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Political Accountability / Transparency
  • Self-determination

Further classification:
  • International Headquarters
  • Umbrella Organization

Description

Africare
For four decades, Africare has traveled to more than 36 countries across the continent of Africa, moving through every imaginable terrain to reach communities where the needs are greatest.

Today, Africare’s 200+ programs reach families and communities in some 25 nations in every region of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Africare’s coverage is among the widest and deepest of any organization working in Africa, representing over 2,500 projects in 36 countries Africa-wide.

● Africare is a leader in development assistance and humanitarian aid to Africa, as well as the oldest and largest African-American led organization in the field.

● Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to millions of beneficiaries across the continent.

● Because of their unique and singular focus on Africa, Africare’s staff have unparalleled knowledge of the continent, its challenges and opportunities, and have nurtured valuable relationship with key figures ranging from community leaders and traditional authorities to presidents and prime ministers.

● Africare’s approach places communities at the center of development. They design programs with the active participation of the communities where they work, and form partnerships with local organizations to ensure effective institutional strengthening and capacity building.

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