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About Us

What does CARE do? We save lives, defeat poverty, achieve social justice, and fight for women and girls.

A woman wearing a green head scarf and a black CARE vest sits and speaks with a woman, who is smiling and gesturing with her hands.

For 78 years, CARE has led the way to a better life for the world’s most vulnerable people. This year, CARE and partners worked in 109 countries, reaching 167 million people through more than 1,600 projects.

Our Mission & Vision

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. We seek a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

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CARE’s History: A Timeline

In 1945, as the world began to heal from the devastation of World War II, an inspired group of Americans sought to alleviate suffering. Seven decades on, their simple idea has evolved from a surplus package of U.S. Army rations to a global mission to uplift women and girls and ultimately eradicate poverty in every corner of the earth.

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We put women and girls in the center because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Our Leadership

Get to know us better and learn about our leadership. Check out the bios of our CEO, global leadership team, and board of directors. Read More

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Global Advisory Council

The  Global Advisory Council is comprised of high-profile, purpose-driven influencers who are passionate about CARE’s mission and programmatic work. Read More

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Our Strategic Partners

At CARE, we believe that dynamic partnerships are critical to solving complex global challenges. Read More

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Read our latest annual report

In 2023, CARE worked in 109 countries, reaching 167 million people through more than 1,600 programs. We responded to the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, crises in Sudan, Gaza, and more.

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