USA Trump foreign aid cuts hurt world's mothers

USA Trump foreign aid cuts hurt world's mothers

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Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Michelle Nunn, CARE's president and CEO wrote an op-ed in USA Today on the power of U.S. foreign aid. 

The authors wrote from firsthand experience having met the beneficiaries of  U.S. government-funded development projects during a recent learning tour to Nepal and India. 

"Most Americans wrongly assume the United States spends much more money overseas than we do. Many are surprised to learn that we invest just 1% of our federal budget in foreign aid. They are even more surprised that President Trump’s budget proposes dramatically slashing these investments that advance American values, open new markets for U.S. businesses, keep our country safe and, as we saw firsthand, allow people to reclaim their humanity."

Read the full op-ed here


Vinita, age 28, stands outside her home with her healthy baby. CARE’s Bihar technical Support Program, is helping Vinita and her likes to take world-class accepted home based care of herself and her baby with the available resources. CARE