Five Years Later

Over the last five years, CARE has transitioned from post-earthquake emergency relief to programming aimed at addressing the underlying causes of poverty. 

Impact Update

Building Back Safer, Stronger Five Years After The Haiti Earthquake.

Haiti: Through the Lens

Days after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, award-winning photojournalist Evelyn Hockstein was sent on assignment to Haiti with CARE. Hear her recount her experience as you watch the photographs she captured in the heart of the disaster zone.

Watch This!

On the one year anniversary of the earthquake, we made this video to show off the work we'd been doing to help Haitians rebuild their lives.

Country Info

For more than 50 years, CARE has been actively fighting against poverty in Haiti and defending the human dignity of disadvantaged families. At the same time, we have assisted those affected by the frequent natural disasters that have visited Haiti through the years. CARE partners with families, communities and local governments to support sustainable development and improve the quality of life.

When the 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, the poor island country was ill-prepared to sustain the consequences of such a devastating event. CARE was there - and today, we are in the fourth year of a five-year, $100 million plan to help Haitians rebuild their lives and communities. We focus on women because their empowerment serves as a catalyst for overall beneficial change in the communities where they reside.

Our Work in Haiti

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.

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.

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 Haiti

Saved By Lunch

Community: A Solid Foundation for Reconstruction

There’s a sweeping vista from the hilltop neighborhood of Aztec, past the low, sprawling rooftops of the Carrefour district of Port-au-Prince, to the blue waters of the Caribbean. It’s this kind of long view that CARE takes, as we work side by side with Haitians still recovering from the devastation of the earthquake of January 2010.

Workers for CARE’s Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) are filling potholes and preparing the ground for a new paved walkway and concrete steps up the steep hillside – currently a rock-strewn, rutted path, sometimes more than a 45-degree angle....

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Neighbor to Neighbor: Building Economic Strength out of Earthquake Loss

Yvette Lapaix and her neighbors in Port-au-Prince’s Carrefour district have built a great deal since the earthquake five years ago. What she’s most proud of isn’t bricks and mortar. It’s unity.

“When people come together who didn’t know each other before, and work together for a common goal, they learn to trust each other. They form a community,” she says. For people displaced by the quake, that community is the first step toward a new home.

Through CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) program, Yvette joined with other quake survivors, mostly women, to improve...

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Open Doors and Open Hearts for Haitian Earthquake Survivors

Nearly five years after the deadly earthquake that left more than 1.5 million Haitians homeless. Yvette Prévilia Fénélon, 60, is among those still living in tents at a makeshift camp called Mission des Citoyens Progressistes de Fontamara, but not for long.

Prévilia recently joined a unique CARE program that helps camp residents move into permanent neighborhoods – matching homeless families with residents whose houses remained standing but need repairs. Prévilia will be matched with a local family, who will receive CARE’s financial and technical help to repair their earthquake-...

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Impact Update: Five Years After the Haiti Earthquake

Haiti Earthquake: Five-year Progress Report

Over the last five years, CARE has transitioned from post-earthquake emergency relief into programming aimed at addressing the underlying causes of poverty that increase vulnerability to disaster.

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Five Years After The Haiti Earthquake:

Building Back Safer, Stronger - A Financial Update

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Haiti Earthquake: 5 Year Donor Report

Haiti Earthquake Emergency Response Fund - January 2010 – December 2014

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"Tonight I'm making a vegetable stir fry, thanks to Kore Lavi."

In October 2013, the USAID FFP funded Kore Lavi program was launched to support a Government of Haiti led social safety net to improve access to food and nutrition for the most vulnerable households in Haiti.

It's market day in Boucan Carré. The usually quiet little borough is bursting with activity. Merchants are setting-up shop under old arbors, while the local people are chatting or buying their groceries. Crouching in front of a particularly colorful display of fruits and vegetables, a petite woman can be seen vehemently bargaining with a merchant wearing a big straw...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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Sleepless in South Sudan

Aimee Ansari, Country Director, South Sudan April 26, 2014 Twenty plus years in the international aid business and I’ve never been in a situation like this before. The normal words –...

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