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Africare began operations in Senegal in 1976 when it signed its first formal assistance protocol with the Government of Senegal. In 2000, Africare signed an “accord du siege”, which grants Africare a clear working agreement with the Government of Senegal and diplomatic benefits.

Since beginning operations, Africare/Senegal has invested approximately $50,000,000 through projects addressing…

• Agriculture & Food Security
• Education
• Government Decentralization
• Health
• Microenterprise Development
• Microfinance
• Natural Resource Management
• Water Resource Development
• Women’s Empowerment

…reaching an estimated 4,000,000 beneficiaries.

Success in Senegal

Africare/Senegal excels in developing small and medium enterprises by providing business plan development training and access to credit, and in developing community-based supervision and mentoring care groups for pregnant women. A shining achievement of Africare’s operations in Senegal is its success in organizing community information days, which are day long health fairs where communities learn about disease recognition, prevention and treatment. The Association of Francophone Public Health Universities awarded Africare/Senegal’s Project Coordinator a 3rd Place Prize in July 2012 for the community information day tool.