Our Work

Creating Lasting Change

CARE cuts poverty off at its roots. We provide tools for sustainable change to the people most vulnerable to hunger, violence and disease.

The Heart of Our Work

Women are a vital part of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, increase access to quality health care and expand economic opportunity for all.

CARE Is There

We help communities plan for emergencies, and work to ensure they receive food, water, shelter, healthcare and other relief supplies when they need them most.

Keep Girls in the Picture

Without school, a girl’s future fades away. Learn about barriers to girls’ education with our video yearbook and stories.

Reform Food Aid Now

We can feed 4 million more hungry people just by supporting local supply chains instead of foreign food imports.

Where We Work

CARE works in 87 countries around the world to support over 900 poverty-fighting development and emergency projects.

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EMPOWERING WOMEN & GIRLS

One of the root causes of poverty is women and girls' lack of control over their lives. But once empowered by education, economic opportunity or choice, a woman can be a catalyst for positive change in her community.

RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES

In times of conflict or disaster, we address immediate survival needs directly following an emergency — and help individuals, families and communities rebuild their lives in the weeks, months and years to come.

FIGHTING WORLD HUNGER

Hunger is one of the most devastating, widespread epidemics in the world, affecting nearly 900 million people, many of them children. CARE helps people get the food they need to survive, and promotes sustainable solutions to hunger.

IMPROVING HEALTH

Good health is a basic human right. Whether we’re providing access to clean water, HIV & AIDS education, family planning or maternity services, CARE helps build a healthy foundation for safety, survival and success.

EDUCATING COMMUNITIES

For the 57 million children — most of them girls — out of school worldwide, an education can mean the difference between life and death. Early marriage, child labor and poor educational quality are just some of the barriers CARE fights to help children go to school.

DEVELOPING BUSINESS LEADERS

Our economic development programs foster entrepreneurial spirits and teach sound financial habits for women and families, while connecting business owners with the resources and information they need to succeed in a competitive market.

ADVOCATING FOR CHANGE

In order to bring about lasting change, we work with local, national and international governments to support and enact policies that address the underlying causes of poverty.

FIGHTING POVERTY, DEFENDING DIGNITY

All people, everywhere in the world, have the right to a life of dignity. This means a life free from poverty, violence, discrimination or human rights violations.