Country Info

CARE started its operations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1949. Today, CARE Bangladesh amplifies the voices of the poor and the marginalized in ways that influence public opinion, development practices, and policy at all levels by drawing on grassroots experience and relationships with civil society, government, and the private sector.

We have made a long-term commitment to specific marginalized and vulnerable groups to achieve a lasting impact on the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.

Our Work in Bangladesh

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.


There’s a “savings revolution” taking place in many developing countries.

Youth Empowerment

Addressing the needs of the 1.8 billion young people in the world is critical to ending poverty.

Girls' Education

The majority of the 57 million children out of school are girls — their future is at risk.

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.


Poverty is both a cause and consequence of HIV and AIDS.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.


By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Latest News from Bangladesh

Dressing for Success in Bangladesh

Embarking On Social Enterprise Initiatives

The aim of this document is to provide an introduction to the potential contribution that Social Enterprise (SE) can make to CARE’s programmatic objectives.

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Living Blue: Best of Bangladesh

The brand Living Blue stands for high quality, hand-made products, made by artisans in Bangladesh, based on optimum technical recall, meant for high end markets.

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CARE Enterprises: Sustainable Solutions to Poverty

CARE Enterprises creates lasting market-based solutions to poverty. By focusing on self-sustaining business models with high social and economic impact, CARE Enterprises’ ventures can become important agents of change in communities with underdeveloped markets.

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CARE Enterprises: Investment & Partnership Opportunities

CARE Enterprises bridges the supply/demand gap that exists between formal markets and many of the world's poorest communities.

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CARE Enterprises: Incubating & Scaling Business Solutions to Poverty Issues

From micro‐finance programs to innovative last‐mile distribution projects, CARE has learned over the years how to harness the power of inclusive businesses to spur development.

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What Is CARE Enterprises?

CARE Enterprises is a business venture started by CARE to bridge the gap between demand and supply that exists between formal markets and many of the world's poorest communities.

CARE Enterprises identifies, develops and scales innovative platforms to efficiently distribute essential and high quality consumer products and services to consumers at the bottom of the pyramid .

CARE Enterprises also develops models that aggregate...

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Pathways Operational Framework

Push, Pull and Cross-Cutting Strategies

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Child Poverty

Published by pbjs on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 15:50

Empower Her Through Education

SHOUHARDO Infographic

Quick facts about the SHOUHARDO project in Bangladesh.

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