Between December 2020 and July 2021, CARE conducted interviews with saving group members as part of the Women (in VSLA) Respond sub-initiative. The sub-initiative is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and focuses on how women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda are affected by and responding to the pandemic. This Quarter 2 briefing includes findings from two rounds of quantitative data from Burundi, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and one round of quantitative data from Uganda and qualitative insights from women and girls in VSLAs in Burundi, Mali, and Ethiopia. The survey included 4,185 VSLA members, of which 3,266 were women and girls, and shows findings and trends overtime on how VSLA members in the targeted countries are coping and responding to the pandemic.
Through working with the local social entrepreneurship ecosystem, CARE worked with 26 social entrepreneurs by offering training in social entrepreneurship and design thinking in turn strengthening their capacity for sustainable, scalable, and inclusive impact. Read MoreRead More
For 2023 the Water+ team presents the Annual Innovation in Sanitation award to the CARE Rwanda Isoko y’Ubuzima team and its partners. In 2023, they helped 30,000 people gain access to toilets in their homes. The Isoko y’Ubuzima project implements a market-based approach to sanitation to support the Government of Rwanda’s sanitation goals to increase the purchase and sustained use of toilets and handwashing facilities. A key component of the project has been the promotion of Gender, Equality, and Social Inclusion (GESI). The project team works with sanitation sales agents and community members to promote shared decision-making and household tasks around water, sanitation and hygiene. Read more about the work of Isoko y’Ubuzima in the brief below. Read MoreRead More
CARE10x builds partnerships with best-in-class social enterprises to tackle global challenges at scale. By transforming CARE into a scaling network, we are catalyzing ‘last mile’ communities' ability to access, own, and benefit from the innovations they want and need. Read MoreRead More