Many of the health services delivered to poor rural families come from community health volunteers or extension agents.
CARE began operations in Mozambique in 1986 with emergency assistance and food distribution for people who were affected by the protracted war between government and rebel forces.
From 1990 to 1994, CARE expanded its project portfolio to include disaster recovery and development activities. Following the end of the war in 1992, we focus on implementing long-term development projects in the following sectors:
- local water management
- sanitation and hygiene
- natural resource management and food security
- health and HIV/AIDS
It is important to note that women are often the most vulnerable to shocks and the most marginalized. Hence, they often suffer the most from natural emergencies and not able to participate as fully in development efforts unless deliberate, strategic actions are taken. This has long-term implications for overall development and ability to reduce poverty if those most marginalized do not participate in the processes.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
Eric Harr in Mozambique
CARE Ambassador, Professional Triathlete, and TV personality Eric Harr reflects on his visit to CARE projects in Mozambique focusing on water projects, health services, and women's empowerment in general as an effective means to end global poverty.
As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, we can’t help remind ourselves of our own childhood.
We believe that the greatest obstacle to girls’ education is the low social status in which girls are held.
The right to education is fundamental to the attainment and exercise of all human rights. From global movements such as Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to community-level declarations regarding equitable and free education, real and positive change is opening up educational opportunities previously not available to many of today’s children and youth.
The importance of expanding access to financial services for the world’s poorest people is increasingly recognized.
CARE’s programs in Economic Development work to improve the economic security and income opportunities of the poor. Currently, CARE is implementing 74 economic development projects in 43 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. In addition, CARE maintains ties with independent microfinance institutions (MFI) that have grown out of CARE’s economic development programming.
CARE responds to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.