In 2008, CARE launched an ambitious Market Engagement Strategy that aims to empower 10 million women and girls to transition from poverty to prosperity by 2015 by improving their ability to access and benefit from markets and employment. This report represents a first assessment of how we are doing.
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.
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.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Haiti: One Year Later
January 12th marks the one year anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti. CARE has been helping the Haitian people rebuild their lives by constructing T-shelters, latrines, and hand washing stations in IDP camps.
Increasing access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene remains the cornerstone of CARE Haiti's WASH strategy.
The Neighborhoods Improvement Project works to build a base for reconstruction and recovery founded on social links and local capacity which allow neighborhoods to organize themselves and make decisions on their build environment.
CARE's Life Saving Interventions for Women and Girls in Haiti project has worked to protect earthquake-affected women and girls.
CARE Haiti places strong emphasis on developing the principles of good governance in all its program sectors.
CARE's Education and Psychosocial project was undertaken to ensure protection for children affected by the 2010 earthquake.
Sustainable Economic Development programs are part of CARE Haiti's Relief to Reconstruction strategy.
Three years after the worst earthquake in Haiti’s history, the massive task of recovery and reconstruction continues.