Staff on the ground in Africa – and in our headquarters in Harlem – are busy finalizing the details and getting ready for President Clinton’s 11th trip to Africa. It’s amazing how much goes into these trips – before and during – but it’s all worth it to see the faces of the people who are benefiting from President Clinton’s work when they actually meet him in person.
President Clinton is scheduled to leave in just a few days for a week-long visit to Foundation projects in Africa. Over the next week or so, we’ll be posting updates about the trip as we get them, as well as reports on projects from our staff throughout the continent. Due to the packed itinerary and occasional connectivity issues, we can’t capture every minute of the trip, but we’ll try our best to post photos, stories, and updates from the ground.
In the meantime, we invite you take a look around the site – there’s a lot to learn about President Clinton’s history with Africa and the work he’s doing now. (For instance, did you know that one of the Foundation’s projects work with farmers in Rwanda and Malawi to strengthen food security and increase incomes? With two-thirds of all Africans relying on agriculture for their livelihoods, this work is tied to nearly every other issue, from environmental sustainability to economic growth to health systems.)
If you like what you see and support the commitment President Clinton has made to Africa, consider showing a commitment of your own. President Clinton has promised to match every dollar you give, up to $150,000. And every dollar you give will be put to work, in Africa and around the world, to as President Clinton says "empower people to live their dreams."
Thanks for visiting, and we hope you’ll check back as the trip gets underway.