This 6-page brief highlights the impact that working with value chains and women has had on women's empowerment.
Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) have been a foundational programmatic approach at CARE since 1991. Since then, CARE has helped over 13.7 million people join savings groups. The savings group model has been adopted and adapted by a variety of organizations globally. This brief gives an overview of the social and financial effects and returns of savings groups as well as how groups affected members’ resilience to COVID-19. The results gave an overview of the financial return on investment (ROI), group economic outcomes, savings groups costs, and individual and household effects for savings groups both inside and outside of CARE. Read MoreRead More
Recent projections are showing that the world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2, Zero Hunger by 2030, and people are more food insecure than ever. When food insecure households have to make decisions on how to use their limited resources, children’s schooling, especially girls’ access to education, often becomes a casualty. This brief report attempts to shed a light on the current global food insecurity status, its impact on children’s cognitive development, and some of CARE’s promising practices which are showing results in reducing the impact of food insecurity on education outcomes. Read MoreRead More
Sri Lanka is struggling to pay import bills for food, fuel, gas, and other essential goods necessary for the daily life of its citizens, and prices keep increasing (the food inflation rate is ~94%). Read MoreRead More