A girl comes to a screeching halt on a motorbike. A trio of girls stand proudly with their schoolbooks. Two girls - friends and teammates - offer up a soccer ball for a game. These are scenes of everyday life as presented by the people living it in rural Nepal and Bangladesh.
Beginning in 1978 CARE was one of the first international aid agencies to work in Nepal. Today, CARE Nepal works to address the systemic and structural causes of poverty and social injustice, such as discrimination based on gender, caste, class and ethnicity; poor governance; and vulnerability from conflict and natural disasters. CARE has identified three core themes for its current programs:
- empowering women
- securing livelihoods and effectively managing natural resources
- addressing equity and social justice
CARE works with some of the poorest, most vulnerable communities in Nepal, focusing on Dalits (people deemed as lower class), socially excluded indigenous people, poor families, marriageable girls and boys, single women, people with HIV/AIDS, and people affected by conflict or disaster.
Twenty-eight years ago I spent six months living in Rishikesh, India, with a dozen fellow college students. We spent a semester living in an ashram and studying Buddhism, Hinduism and Gandhi.
WASHINGTON (April 24, 2017) – A bipartisan delegation of Senators and leaders from the public and private sectors traveled to India and Nepal with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to see how U.S.
KATHMANDU- (April 25, 2016)- One year after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, reconstruction efforts need to be accelerated, urges international humanitarian organization CARE.
CARE Nepal with its local partner Group of Helping Hands (SAHAS) Nepal is training local masons to build earthquake resilient build houses. One of the trainees is 37 year old Pyaksi (Sunita) Pariyar.
Dhan Bahadur Gurung puts his crutches aside as he prepares his afternoon meal in his village of Laprak in Gorkha district. His 69-year old mother Purni Maya Gurung helps him serving the meal as Dhan Bahadur enjoys the sun.
Narayan Shrestha, 63 of Dhading village sits on a hay mat basking in the sun with his nine months old granddaughter. He takes out an orange from a basket, peels it off and gives it to his granddaughter.