One of hunger’s cruelest tricks is that it reinforces and replicates itself. Yanka says that when forced to choose between school for her children and food, she chose food. In that circumstance there is no good choice.
We're helping people around the world access markets.
Whether you go to work and earn a salary or you’re an entrepreneur running your own business, you work in a market to earn a living – and you rely on the market to access the goods and services you need to support your family and enjoy your life.
Poor people around the world are no different. There are hundreds of millions of poor women smallholder farmers who struggle everyday to put food on the table. CARE has been working in these communities for decades and understands that it is not only training and capacity building that they need – and it's also not just handouts and charity.
The rural poor need access to the agricultural inputs and services they need to increase their harvests. They need access to buyers to sell their crops at fair prices. And they need access to products, services like healthcare and education, and household goods to provide their families with the lives they deserve.
CARE is leading a movement to better respond to these needs. We’re helping not only to build the skills of poor farmers but creating more inclusive markets and strengthening the links between poor people and the businesses they need in order to improve their lives and escape poverty.
STEAL THESE STATS
Share the facts about market access.
LS: Markets Box 1
We went to Bangladesh to learn from our successes
LS: Markets Box 3
From dairy farmer to businesswoman
LS: Markets Box 5
See how we're "Cracking the Nut."
Food aid reform could allow lifesaving assistance to reach up to 4 million more people each year without costing taxpayers a penny more.