A Guide to Girls’ Economic and Social Empowerment Through a Solidarity Group Savings and Loan Platform
Latin America & Caribbean
CARE in Latin America and the Caribbean
In fiscal year 2013, we worked in 86 countries, supporting 927 humanitarian aid and development projects to reach more than 97 million people. We carried out programs in the following 10 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean:
CARE Brasil’s Experience in Local Development
Since 2002, CARE Brasil has been contributing to processes of change in the Costa do Cacau (Cocoa Coast) region, Bahia’s south coast.
Chef Spike Mendelsohn Meets Peruvian Farmers
Chef Mendelsohn met with potato farmers in rural Peru to hear how they have gained access to seeds, technology and new markets.
Mireille Is on the Road to Financial Stability
Three years ago, a massive earthquake destroyed Mireille Henry's home in Haiti, killing her mother and trapping her daughter under the rubble for five hours.
The mother of four lost everything she owned. Mireille didn't even have a spoon to feed her children, she says, or a blanket to keep them warm. She relocated to a field with her family. On the luckiest days, they got to sleep under a tree.
But Mireille has rebuilt her life, through the help of her community and an innovative microsavings program, introduced by CARE to Haiti and Mireille's community in 2011. The program serves the poorest of the poor – people who do not otherwise have access to the types financial services much of the world takes for granted.
Empowering Women and Girls in the Fight Against Poverty
CARE’s Holistic Approach to Empowering Women and Girls in the Fight Against Poverty
Focusing on theories of change can improve the effectiveness of peacebuilding interventions.
In 1998, CARE worked with 25 institutions in Peru to help pass a law that promoted universal basic education for girls. The law helped to address gender discrimination as well as ensuring that more resources for education reached rural areas of the country. By working with local civic groups, CARE helped to ignite a national movement to broaden girls’ access to basic education.
CARE Enterprises bridges the supply/demand gap that exists between formal markets and many of the world's poorest communities.
Push, Pull and Cross-Cutting Strategies
Governments and other stakeholders are meeting in Bonn, Germany, from June 1-12, 2009 to decide what issues to include in the world's next climate change agreement which may be settled as early as December in Copenhagen. This is the kind of detailed technical meeting that frequently gets overlooked but where, in reality, immensely important decisions get made – including whether or not to recognize the needs of people displaced by climate change.