Madagascar

Country Info

CARE opened offices in Madagascar in 1992 with a mission to address the root causes of poverty among Madagascar’s poorest communities. We identified these root causes as social exclusion, lack of access to basic resources and services, poor governance, and gender inequality.

Our Work in Madagascar

Child Poverty

Half of all children live in poverty, spending their formative years struggling to survive.  

Family Planning

Family planning is a proven strategy in reducing maternal mortality.

Child Survival

This year, more than 7 million children will die before their 5th birthday.

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.

Agriculture

By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Child Nutrition

Malnutrition affects 200 million children and the consequences can last a lifetime.

Child Marriage

Child marriage is a gross human rights violation that puts young girls at great risk.

Why Women & Girls?

Why does CARE fight global poverty by focusing on women and girls? Because we have to.

Our Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

Crippled from birth, Viliazee Claudine’s life has always been a challenging one.  In her village of Ankilimitraha in the southern part of Madagascar, others have always put her down.  Unable to support herself, she has always relied on her mother and siblings for support.  Viliazee did what she could to help her mother, planting cassava and sweet potatoes on an acre of land to make a living.  She knew that she must find another way to support her mother, her four children, and herself.    

These Are Our Sisters

Gender-based violence is one of the most widespread – but least recognized – human rights abuses in the world. Globally, one out of three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters around the world.

This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.

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