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Impacting Poor People Around the World

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10/8/13

Hawo’s Decision

Hawo has refused to have her daughters circumcised in line with Somali tradition. The marriage between Hawo's grandfather, an Eritrean, and her grandmother, a Somali,...

10/8/13

Bad Spirits

Night falls, and one by one, the candles flicker on in the camps – tiny pinpricks of light in a city clad in darkness. As the sun retreats, the muffled cries begin. The women...

10/8/13

Wedded to an Education

Twelve-year-old Eleni* was so excited to be receiving new clothes from her parents that she didn’t ask why until it was too late. Dressed in a new t-shirt and skirt she was...

10/8/13

My Life Was Dark Before, But Now There Is Light

In a small, rural village in northern Ethiopia, Fikere and her husband Kasa would like to have three children – two boys and a girl.

10/7/13

Gender-based violence and war

Throughout recent history, violence against women and girls has been a part of armed conflict. Women and girls are killed, injured, widowed and orphaned.

10/7/13

“The Teaching Struck Me Deep In My Heart”

In rural Rwanda, a man named Fidѐle joined one of CARE’s innovative programs addressing the violence that plagued his community. Fidѐle always dreamed of having a son. But,...

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