MCC Celebrates Africa Day

  • Workers at the Mt. Coffee Hydro Powerplant in Liberia. The completed rehabilitation of the plant reduced the cost of electricity and stabilized the power stream for 85,000 households who now have access to the grid. Businesses have expanded operations, students can study at night, and communities are safer.

  • Fadma attends an MCC-funded functional literacy course in Agadir, Morocco. The MCC-Morocco Compact strengthened national literacy, especially for women and girls. The community-based and flexible hours design of the Functional Literacy Activity increased female participation in the program. As a result more than 61,000 enrollees learned to read, write, do arithmetic, and perform other life skills.

  • Farmer Brik Ait Ali Ou Massoud harvests wheat from a field in the Chichaoua Province, Morocco. The MCC-funded irrigation of this 1700 hectare area of land increased harvests of barley, fava beans, olives, wheat, and almonds.

  • Mr. Daniel Ulando sits at the sales counter of his grocery store, Village Market, in suburban Blantyre, Malawi.

  • Female carpenters modernizing Malawi’s infrastructure to promote economic growth by rehabilitating, and upgrading the power system. The MCC-Malawi Compact prioritized women’s economic empowerment through the Infrastructure Development project, training 241 women in various skills such as first aid, working at heights, firefighting at the work place, public relations, industrial nursing, carpentry and bricklaying, surveying, steel fixing, printing, office automation, environment and gender equality, health and safety in the workplace, and monitoring.

  • Grade Ten students in class at Shikudule Combined School in Oshana Region, Namibia. As a part of MCC’s compact with Namibia to improve general education in approximately 47 primary and secondary school campuses, the school received laboratory equipment, computers, and textbooks.

  • Andrew Ladson, MCC

    A student at Gbgegbeyise Basic School in Accra, Ghana pauses for a portrait during a class on energy efficiency. Students learned a variety of topics on energy efficiency and conservation and how it impacts everyone's lives as part of MCC's $316 Ghana Power Compact.

  • Andrew Ladson, MCC

    Vendors and customers traverse Makola Market, Accra’s largest. New energy-efficient LED lighting and electrical wiring for vendor connections will improve security and safety business owners and customers.

  • Andrew Ladson, MCC

    Dr Marian Opoku Agyakwa, Head of Family Medicine at University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC), poses for a portrait. UGMC has benefitted from reliable 24/7 electrical power provided by the UMGC 52MCA Substation, constructed as part of MCC’s $316 million Ghana Power Compact.

MCC joins colleagues and partners across Africa and around the world to celebrate Africa Day. Since the agency’s founding in 2004, MCC has invested more than $9 billion in grant funding across 23 countries in Africa. MCC’s programs—designed and implemented in partnership with the countries themselves—tackle constraints to economic growth and include work with governments to address policy and institutional reforms that are responsive to the needs of their citizens.

Related Country Programs

  • Liberia Compact

    This compact aimed to encourage economic growth and reduce poverty in Liberia by focusing on inadequate access to reliable and affordable electricity and road infrastructure.

  • Malawi Compact

    This compact was designed to increase incomes and reduce poverty by improving the availability and reliability of and access to Malawi's power supply.

  • Morocco Compact

    The compact increased productivity and improve employment in high-growth sectors like fruit tree productivity, fisheries and artisan crafts. Financial services investments and enterprise support complemented small business creation and economic growth.

  • Namibia Compact

    The Namibian Compact aimed to increase the competence of the Namibian workforce through knowledge and skills, as well as to increase the productivity of agricultural and nonagricultural enterprises in rural areas.

  • Ghana Power Compact

    MCC's Ghana Power Compact will fight poverty by improving the reliability and affordability of electricity in Ghana.