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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.


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.

Latest News from Madagascar

Every Step Forward Is a Reward

Our Vision

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

Madagascar Country Fact Sheet

WASHplus: Supportive Environments for Healthy Households and Communities

WASHplus is USAID’s flagship global Environmental Health project. Led by FHI 360 in partnership with CARE, WASHplus promotes healthy households and communities by creating and delivering interventions that lead to significant improvements in access, practices, and health outcomes related to water supply, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and Household Air Pollution (HAP).

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Every Step Forward Is a Reward

Line, 29, was supported by the FARN-G (Nutrition Improvement and Recovery Nutrition – Pregnancy) program from the third month of her third pregnancy until the birth of her child. She received corn flour, oil and other foods to improve her nutrition during pregnancy. “During my pregnancy, I felt healthier because I received food from the program.”

“At the time I had my first two children, we did not care about the weight of the children and their health condition. Compared to the situation now, just after Patricia’s birth, I was supported by a community health volunteer. We were...

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Life in Madagascar Examined Through Art

Surrounded by fields of rice, 14-year-old Stephanie has a perspective on life that is different from many adolescents around the world. In her small town in Eastern Madagascar, families depend on...

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Standing up for a Livelihood

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.

One day, CARE staff came to Viliazee’s village to talk about village savings and loans associations (...

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Challenging Gender-based Violence Worldwide: CARE's Program Evidence

Stategies, Results and Impacts of Evaluations 2011 - 2013

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Madagascar Fact Sheet 2011

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CARE 2012 Annual Report Facts & Figures

Child Marriage: Questions and Answers