Founded in 1970, 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. 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. Over the course of its existence, Africare has delivered more than $45 million in assistance — 2,000 projects — to 35 countries Africa-wide.
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