Empowering the Marginalized, Getting to Resilience
Coming out of the worst days of the global COVID-19 pandemic, CARE Jordan has innovated and strategized in Fiscal Year 2022 (July 2021 – June 2022) to step up its support for marginalized Jordanians and refugees in Jordan. High rates of unemployment persist, and families remain in economic crisis. Children are lagging behind in achievement after missing so much in-person classroom instruction. At the same time, the Syrian refugee crisis has changed, and regional efforts are turning from emergency relief to more long-term development efforts. CARE, too, has adapted with agility and a forward-looking vision that emphasizes local partnerships, strengthening participation and equitable engagement. In FY22, we rolled out a host of digital tools that help us to better respond quickly to the needs and inquiries of those we support, while starting to train local partners in conducting case management. We also successfully transformed our micro-loans Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA) program, and further integrated gender, diversity, and equity into our overall approach.