Relief Efforts in Madagascar
CARE began working in Madagascar in 1992 to address the root causes of poverty in its poorest communities. These include social exclusion, a lack of access to basic resources and services, poor governance and gender inequality. Today our work focuses on women’s economic empowerment, particularly through CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) and partnering with credit associations to gain access to banking services through mobile banking. CARE also works to improve community resilience to in the face of environmental risks and risk reduction, increases equitable and sustainable access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services to maximize their impact on human health and nutrition and provides emergency assistance to vulnerable populations affected by drought in southern Madagascar.