Mission statement and vision
De Africare Foundation is founded in 2011 in the Netherlands, als christelijke non-profit organisatie met als hoofddoel kindersterfte te verminderen in Afrika. Through various projects, the Africare Foundation focuses on children and families living below the poverty line. The Foundation is also attempting to improve the living conditions of these communities by fighting against poverty, diseases, neglect, and abuse.
With the help of the local community the Africare Foundation runs a feeding program for malnourished children and babies. Parents are supported and trained to grow crops and receive seeds and fertilizer so in a structured way to combat hunger.
Children without home
By neglect / abuse or the death of their parents, children are cared for in the home Africare. During their stay, these children are accorded the possible oppertunities of adoption by relatives or carefully examined and caring families.. If this possibility is excluded , the child remains in the home Africare. where they are provided with basic needs, love and education. Besides that they are trained to prepare them for an independent and bright future.
Children in need
Seriously ill children are brought from the villages to the hospital and assisted during the recording period. Moreover, their parents are also thaught on how to recognize illnesses and how to correctly treat them. They expectation is that the parents will forward or share this acquired knowledge with other village members. This way child mortality rates are reduced.
The Africare Foundation tries to be self-sufficient as possible, in order to reduce the expenses. Food is cultivated as much as possible and there is a strong coorperation with local people.
The focus of the foundation Africare is there to congregate the western society and the third world. With the aim of creating an awareness about the living conditions of the children in Malawi, photos and the opportunity to sponsor.
All this is achieved with God's love as the main weapon in the fight against poverty.
Help a Child, Change a Life.
Finance acquired through monthly and one-time donations. In addition, actions are organized as flea markets, there are raffle sales, charity runs, and other fund raising activities. The entire proceeds will benefit the Africare Foundation and are used to improve living conditions of those living in poverty.. Nicole van Elteren, working in Malawi receives no salary and performs its work voluntarily out. Minimum costs are made for marketing purposes. Apart from the business cards containing all the vital information about donations.. More about donating under: take action!
The emphasis is that the Africare Foundation is a non-profit-organisation and that all finances are directly spent on children and families in emergency.
The Africare Foundation aims to reduce infant mortality in Malawi, South. Malawi is the poorest country in the world. Due to lack of food among others, education and good medical care, many children die annually. The Africare Foundation supports children from birth and ensures that they can develop well, so as to create better opportunities for the future.
- Medical expenses
- Transport costs (visiting villages)
In the coming years, the Africare Foundation hopes to gradually grow and to be able to purchase a piece of land for the harvest of corn, beans, in order to reduce the cost of food .
In addition, the land will be used for Africare homes where children can grow up in a safe environment. To emulate a home situation, every house wil accommodate 6 children and 1 mother. Each household will be appointed as a responsible parent will care for the children. This way, we want to create a village where children can grow up with the African believe that:. “It takes a village to raise a child”. All children will have a safe and loving family and will have access to education in order to create better opportunities for a brighter future.
Africare addition, the Foundation hopes to buy a car in which the villages can be reached, This way the children from the milkproject can be checked more often and there will be a better supply of milk and calorie porridge. . Currently, th Foundation borrows a car belonging to a couple from Britain, who are working as doctors in a nearby hospital. However, with this car, it is almost impossible to reach all the villages during the rainy season..