Poverty & Social Justice

Our Mission

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

Defending Dignity. Fighting Poverty.

Turning Desolation Into Discovery

“I hope my little sister doesn’t have to live the life I’ve lived here.”

Our Vision

Our vision states that “CARE seeks a world of hope, tolerance, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.” But what exactly does social justice mean?

Social justice is the idea that 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.

A world where social justice exists is a world where all people are included in society, and all people can claim their rights to healthcare, shelter, and education regardless of how poor or rich they are.


Share the facts about poverty & social justice.

Steal These StatsNearly ½ the population in poor countries live in extreme #poverty. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These StatsPoor people are typically excluded from politics. #stealthesestats w/@CARE
Steal These Stats1 billion people go hungry every day. #stealthesestats w/@CARE

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$58 can provide training in livestock and dairy production to a vulnerable Afghan woman, helping her support her family's needs.

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Where We Work