“I heard that need is the mother of invention and with this image - I saw it,” says Dilip Sarwate, a project manager who has worked for CARE India for 14 years. While helping with CARE’s emergency response to Cyclone Phailin, Dilip noticed that some young boys had become engineers in the face of a crisis.
CARE has been working in India for more than 60 years, focusing on ending poverty and social injustice. We do this through well-planned and comprehensive programs in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalized communities leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods. By collaborating with community groups, government departments, and professional bodies, CARE India ensures that the most vulnerable can effect and sustain equitable change.
CARE works with the poorest of the poor in more than 100 districts, in a total of 11 states across India. In 2008, CARE became nationally registered in India, which allows CARE an even greater opportunity to work with national partners and ensure that the poor benefit from India’s new wealth. In 2013, CARE India transitioned from an affliate to a full member of CARE International, a global confederation of member organizations – Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany-Luxemburg, India, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Thailand, United Kingdom and United States – working together to end poverty.
For more information or to contact us, please visit the CARE India website.
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Family Planning: Keeping Child and Mother Healthy
With support from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CARE's Family Health Initiative promotes the health of mothers and children in Bihar, the poorest state in India.
Sangita's Second Chance to Go to School
Up until two months ago, 13-year-old Sangita Devi had never set foot in a school.
Findings from the CARE Learning Tour to India
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 26, 2013) – Four U.S. Congressional chiefs of staff from Republican offices traveled with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE on a Learning Tour through rural India to explore how U.S. investments are helping improve the country’s health and education, particularly through empowering women and girls.
The chiefs of staff represented a diverse delegation from across the U.S., including Texas, New York, Alabama, Oregon, and Washington. Technical experts and the media also joined the trip.
It has been two years since the January 26, 2001, earthquake in India that left death and devastation in its wake. As one of the first humanitarian organizations to respond, CARE began providing lifesaving emergency supplies and services to four of the hardest-hit areas of Kutch District. Yet, even after basic needs were met -- and the television crews went home, CARE stayed on the scene to help survivors recover and rebuild.
Making a Difference: Empowering Girls, Expanding Knowledge, Addressing Poverty
Results of a baseline assessment from six countries in Africa and Asia
Up until two months ago, 13-year-old Sangita Devi had never set foot in a school. She grew up in a household in India where she and her older sister assumed all of the responsibilities while her two brothers were in school.
Sangita's father died of cancer when her mother was six-months pregnant. Then, her sister married and her mother became ill with migraines and couldn't work.
The full burden of all the cooking and cleaning fell on young Sangita's shoulders. At one point she was alone in the kitchen making a meal for nearly 60 people.
This report is an analytical review of CARE’s programs and projects undertaken with partners and allies in 16 countries over the period 2005–2010. It explores CARE’s principal strategies for achieving positive impact by drawing on a broad range of evaluations and other assessments produced over the period.