Africa

Rebuilding livelihoods in Zimbabwe

Fabric of hope

The residents of Hatcliffe Extension in Harare create tie-dyed and batiked clothing in rich jewel tones and craft shoes and other leather goods.  As they do, they begin to restore their livelihoods and move away from dependence on international aid organizations.

In 2008, the American Friends Service Committee began to work with Silveira House, Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau, and other non-governmental organizations to improve the living standard of 1,200 vulnerable households in the Hatcliffe Extension area. 

International Programs - Africa

A Letter from the Director

Dereje Wordofa, AFSC Regional Director for Africa

Dereje Wordofa, AFSC Regional Director for Africa

A Letter from the Director

The Vision for Peace in Africa

Nelson Mandela once said: “I dream of an Africa which is at peace with itself” We at AFSC dream the same dream and along with the people of Somalia, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe are working to make this dream a reality.

Africa as a priority in the US

Maria from AFSC Mozambique program

maria of afsc mozambique program

Maria, who lost a leg to a landmine, sought out a way to be self-sufficient working with AFSC in Manica, Mozambique. She started by baking bread over an open fire, then got an investment to build a stove, then a bakery, then who made a tea room and shop. She now has dreams of a vehicle to deliver breads to the neighboring community.

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

Where we work

AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.

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