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 fifty 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.
Following the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, CARE extended its support to people in the affected areas of Léogâne and Port-au-Prince, providing access to safe water and sanitation, decent housing and improving skills in building sturdier structures.
Since the cholera outbreak in October 2010, CARE has been particularly active in rural areas of the country to spread prevention messages, improve safe water supplies and support medical facilities with essential materials.
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 stategy which advocates for sustainable sanitation, community lead water systems and hygeine programs.
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.
Since the January 2010 earthquake, CARE's Life Saving Interventions for Women and Girls in Haiti project has worked to combat gender-based violence and reduce mortality and morbidity among 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 in an effort to ensure physical, psychosocial, and congnitive protection for school children directly and indirectly affected by the 2010 earthquake.
Sustainable Economic Development programs are part of CARE Haiti's Relief to Reconstruction strategy and reinforce CARE's long term relationship of humanitarian support in Haiti.
Three years after the worst earthquake in Haiti’s history, on January 12, 2010, the massive task of recovery and reconstruction continues in the face of sometimes daunting challenges including political gridlock, donor fatigue and chaotic property laws. Despite the odds, CARE’s five-year, $100-million plan for immediate and longer-term relief and recovery continues to make progress toward helping Haitian families rebuild their lives and livelihoods.