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10/23/19

Victory Over Poverty

Tucked away in northern Ethiopia, a group of women and men sit together in a circle. They are on top of a windy ridge, on a sparkling clear day. The air is so clean and fresh that they can see all Read More

4/11/18

Ensuring Sustainability By Linking Groups to Finance

Village Economic and Social Associations (VESAs) were at the core of all GRAD interventions. Overall, the project supported establishment of 2,861 VESAs with more than 62,000 members and used them Read More

4/11/18

Vision Keeps the Mango VESA Growing

Forming Village Economic and Social Associations (VESAs) was a core GRAD intervention. The VESA served as a platform for transferring skills and knowledge and a venue for building mutual trust and Read More

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12/3/14

No Religion Teaches Violence

"People of all faiths use religion as a reason to marry their children young, but no religion has ever sanctioned child marriage." Read about CARE's experiences of religion and Child Read More

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11/12/14

Social Change and Coffee Spoons

J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.  T. S. Elliot provides us in one sentence a quantifiable and defined way to measure a dull and lonely existence. How then can we as Read More

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9/19/14

I Was A Child Groom

I don't remember very much about my wedding, just that there was a big party and I was carried to it in an ornate carriage. I was 8 years old. Rajkumari, my wife, was 7.

 

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7/23/14

Demanding More for Girls

Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring Read More

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7/18/14

Not For My Daughter

A Nepali woman talks about how she got married at 12--how she made sure that her daughter did not have to.

The fragrance of the monsoon rain soaked earth and the sight of quivering Read More

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7/16/14

Cash, a Buffalo, and a Bicycle

That’s what GangaRam got as dowry when he married at age 10.  It’s a pretty common dowry for a wedding in the Terai region of Nepal—often a young boy marrying a child bride.  It’s a lot for a Read More

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7/15/14

Keeping the Tradition

Despite the rocky beginning to her own marriage when she was 12, Endayehu seriously considered getting her own daughters married as children to “maintain a good image” for her family.  Find out Read More

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