GRAD is a five-year USAID-funded project designed to build on the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program Plus (PSNP)...
Looking to the Future
In 2011, a catastrophic drought struck the Horn of Africa, affecting Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. CARE continues its work there, helping communities become increasingly resilient for the future.
Responding to Crisis
Liz McLaughlin, Executive Director of CARE's Foundation Unit, traveled to the Horn of Africa in 2011 to see CARE's response to this massive emergency. She captured her journey on camera.
Fighting Poverty & Drought with Honeybees
Nuriya, an Ethiopian mother of six children, has been able to make ends meet on her own since her husband passed away 11 years ago. By farming bees, a trade usually engaged by men, Nuriya is able to provide for her family.
CARE started working in Ethiopia in 1984 in response to severe drought and famine that devastated the population and claimed the lives of nearly one million people. Since then, the organization’s activities have expanded to address the root causes of poverty and vulnerability.
As part of CARE Ethiopia’s development of a focused and long-term program approach to poverty, the office targets three groups of people:
- pastoralist girls
- chronically food-insecure rural women
- poor young girls living in cities and on the outskirts of urban areas
Latest News from Ethiopia
Melka Stands Up To Early Marriage
"I want girls to know there are people out there like me who will fight against early marriage." — Melka from Libo Kemkem, Ethiopia on standing up against forced marriage.
Hunger in the Horn of Africa
While conditions have improved since a catastrophic drought struck this region in 2011, acute malnutrition rates remain high and millions still teeter on the brink of food insecurity.
Bringing together superb research capacities and an unparalleled global reach and depth of community relationships, CARE and Cornell University are working together in a new collaboration to create sustainable solutions targeting global concerns, including world hunger and climate change. The effort is focused on the most vulnerable populations, especially women and families.
Cornell University and CARE have established a strategic collaboration (CARE-Cornell) to advance sustainable food systems that strengthen the resilience of chronically food-insecure women and their families to fight hunger and adapt to climate change.
People in poverty have a wide range of abilities and needs. Some are in emergencies where only direct support--in cash or in kind--can meet immediate needs. Some are more stable for the moment, but lack the economic opportunities that will help them move sustainably out of poverty. Increasingly, communities and families slide in and out of crisis in response to market, climate, and economic shocks.
GRAD is a five-year USAID-funded project designed to build on the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program Plus (PSNP) project. PSNP was a previous USAID-funded initiative that demonstrated the potential for safety nets to support extremely vulnerable, food insecure populations.
CARE believes in putting communities in the driver's seat to determine what projects should do, and if it's working to meet community needs. One tool we use to accomplish this is the Participatory Performance Tracker (PPT). This tool allows groups and individuals to evaluate project outcomes, behavior change, and barriers to success. Groups at the community level compare objectives to outcomes, to hold themselves, their leaders, and CARE accountable for the goals we've set. Outside facilitators work with groups to evaluate group dynamics and performance. To effectively use the PPT, gro
Tussamo Tino, 31, is married and a father of three children. He is a farmer in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) in Ethiopia. He used to plant ensets (false banana), maize and haricot beans on his small plot, but unpredictable rainfall and problems of pest infestation and soil nutrient draining resulted in frequent periods of total or partial crop failure. This cascaded into high risks of livestock deaths due to a shortage of food, greatly worsening the food insecurity in the region.
Climate change is a global phenomenon that is disrupting the livelihoods and lives of innumerable smallholder farmers around the world.
Tusamo Tino, 28 and father of three children, was one of these farmers who was seriously suffering from the adverse effects of climate change and the subsequent failure of his crop four years ago. In the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) where he resides, the majority of farmers heavily depend on the very unreliable rain-fed and subsistence agriculture to feed themselves and others.
This 16 page evaluation showcases the final results of the groundbreaking program designed and implemented by CARE Ethiopia and evaluated by the International Center for Research on Women, “Towards Economic ans Sexual Reproductive Health Outcomes for Adolescent Girls,’ or TESFA, which impacted the lives of 5,000 child brides.