Preventing and responding to GBV is an integral part of CARE’s commitment to promoting gender equality and ending poverty. In 2010, CARE implemented GBV programming in 33 countries in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
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.
An 8-country study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility.
Proven approaches for empowering women smallholders and achieving food security
An International Framework to Address ‘Loss And Damage’ from Climate Change Impacts
Since MDGs were agreed to in 2000, there are new challenges to ending poverty and developing in an equitable and sustainable way.
Undernourished pregnant women have higher reproductive risks, including death during or following childbirth. Many women suffer from a combination of chronic energy deficiency, poor weight gain in pregnancy, anemia, and other micronutrient deficiencies, as well as infections such as HIV and malaria. These along with inadequate obstetric care contribute to high rates of maternal mortality and poor birth outcomes. Undernutrition in pregnant women is directly linked to intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), which results in low birth weight, pre-maturity, and low nutrient stores in infants.
Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity