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CARE Social Ventures

A woman wearing a dark blue Live Well shirt shows supplies to a man and woman.

Based in Zambia, Live Well recruits, trains and supports a network of Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs) to promote basic healthcare access. Photo credit: Marshall Foster/CARE

Based in Zambia, Live Well recruits, trains and supports a network of Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs) to promote basic healthcare access. Photo credit: Marshall Foster/CARE

Bridging the gap between philanthropy and commerce

Fund local, sustainable businesses that provide jobs, income and services to those in need around the world. Each business is created by communities to solve local problems, like access to health, food security, education, or women’s economic empowerment. CARE helps each enterprise or venture find the right leaders and donated seed capital needed to turn a local program into a sustainable business.

Portfolio snapshot

Chomoka

Sub-Saharan Africa

Chomoka unlocks opportunities for savings groups and their members through digital innovation and is working to reach one million users and help 500,000 women access financial services for the first time by 2022​.​ The Chomoka Kitabu App and Digital Marketplace offer savings groups – and women in particular – a low-risk entry point to the digital and a path to formal financial inclusion. ​

JITA

Bangladesh

JITA’s mission is to serve 50M+ rural consumers, who make up approximately 90% of the estimated 61M living in deep rural areas of Bangladesh​. It operates a scalable last mile-distribution network that supplies quality consumer packaged goods that promote health, hygiene and nutrition outcomes and, in the process, creates supplemental income through entrepreneurship.

Live Well

Zambia

Live Well aims to improve the health and economic status of underserved Zambians by removing the barriers to creating healthier communities.​ The enterprise recruits, trains, builds, and supports a network of Community Health Entrepreneurs (CHEs) who serve the health needs of their community by promoting healthcare and act as last-mile distribution agents to sell quality, affordable products directly to consumers in rural and peri-urban areas.​

Jordan Housing Project

Jordan

Jordan Housing Project aims to bring positive impact through adequate and sustainable housing. This socially driven and economically innovative model is targeted to meet the needs of refugees and low-income Jordanians while also having long-term sustainability. ​

Interested in learning more?

Visit the CARE Social Ventures website to learn more about what we do and how to get involved.