In Africa, the majority of food is grown by women, yet women own less than 2 percent of the world’s land, access only 10 percent of agricultural credit, and are routinely – systematically? – excluded from oppportunities to engage in more profitable agricultural activities and productive crop systems.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 13, 2013 - Cyclone Phailin has hit the southeastern coast of India with a speed of more than 200 kms per hour and an expected rainfall of 20 cms on Sunday 13 October.
An estimated 1,000 villages, towns and cities in India's Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states have been left without electricity after Cyclone Phailin destroyed nearly seven-and-a-half million acres of crops and flooded low-lying areas of the coast — home to more than 10 million people.
46 million or more people have been affected by torrential rains and extreme monsoon weather across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.
The October 1, 2007 press release - jointly issued by the United Nations, CARE and other leading humanitarian organizations - warns "a more forceful international response is necessary to prevent an even greater catastrophe that will have debilitating social consequences for the affected populations."
An educated girl is more likely to delay marriage and childbirth, enjoy greater income and productivity, and raise fewer, healthier and better-educated children.