CARE began its work in Mali in 1975 to help the government respond to an emergency. The work gradually shifted from emergency projects to programs aimed at helping local communities take initiatives for their own development. We emphasize the promotion of democratic governance, including helping community organizations become more effective.
We use partnerships to help build the sustainability of civil society. And we seek to defend the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized people to obtain basic services. CARE’s program is one of the largest in Mali and is part of the Malian government’s poverty alleviation strategy.
Project Name: Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care (SAFPAC)
Partner(s): Columbia University (evaluation)
Program start date: 2011 (ongoing)
Harande means “Food Security” in Peulh, a local language in Mali. Its goal is food security, but it goes beyond that. Harande helps communities build resilience and the skills they need to build lives that can withstand the frequent shocks in their lives.
The competition is the culmination of CARE’s Scale X Design Accelerator, which quickens the pace at which innovative programs reach scale
PBS Newshour.com published an extensive story on CARE’s “Suffering in Silence” report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017.
CARE’s Suffering in Silence report highlighting the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises of 2017 was featured in a story by PBS NewsHour.
This report draws from 193 evaluations across CARE between 2013-2017 to examine best of our results in sustainability.
CARE’s SAFPAC (Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care) projects on sexual and reproductive health are featured in an article published by Girl Globe, explaining the programs to fight gender-based violence in countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, and Mali.