CARE for Moms

Fighting Poverty by Empowering Mothers

Learn how CARE is giving mothers the interventions they need to get an education, raise healthier and better-educated children, develop their own sources of income and become leaders in their communities.

Mothers face enormous challenges around the world.

CARE responds to these challenges by giving mothers the interventions they need to get an education, raise healthier and better-educated children, develop their own sources of income and become leaders in their communities.

In the world’s poorest communities, girls and women bear the brunt of poverty. When families struggle to grow enough food to eat, or earn enough money to send all their kids to school, it’s the girls who are often the last to eat and the first to be kept home from school. In these same communities, it’s the women who are frequently denied the right to own the lane they’ve farmed for their entire lives.

Where women and girls are denied the freedom to leave their homes or walk down a street, they struggle to earn a living, attend school or even see a doctor. But women and girls are also the key to overcoming the poverty they face. CARE’s seventy years of experience makes clear that when you empower a woman or girl, she becomes a catalyst for positive change whose success benefits everyone around her.

CARE for Moms is all about how we are working to solve problems for women and girls, and, in turn boys and men, all over the world.

It Takes a Village to Fight a Drought

Living with the current drought in Ethiopia is not easy, especially for Fatima. As a mother of six, she has many mouths to feed. With the help of CARE, Fatima and her community have joined together and formed a Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA). Now Fatima and her family can feel more secure, and her community has been strengthened through unity.

CARE For Moms: Carina

Carina is a dynamic community leader and mother. She runs several successful small businesses raising guinea pigs and growing quinoa & purple corn. 

Mothers Groups: Keeping Communities Accountable

CARE's Ellen Chigwanda speaks to the power of Mothers Groups, and specifically their role in ensuring that children fully participate in their education.

A Way Forward

Giving birth at a health facility with a skilled health provider can save a woman's' life. Relationships with providers are critical to a woman's choice to deliver in a facility. In Kasinje, Malawi the Community Score Card is strengthening this relationship.

Maternal Health

CARE believes that access to quality sexual, reproductive and maternal health is both a fundamental human right and a critical development issue. Improving sexual, reproductive and maternal health is therefore central to our commitment to gender equality and to reducing global poverty

Economic Empowerment

When women earn, everyone benefits. Help them get the tools and resources they need to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Food & Nutrition

Learn about how CARE is taking on food insecurity… and creating lasting change.

CARE Moms Speak Out

Mothers share, in their own words, what it means to them to give back.