As we celebrate International Day of the Girl, we can’t help remind ourselves of our own childhood.
CARE established operations in Malawi in 1998. Malawi is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, with a population of almost 16 million people, half of whom are below the age of 15. CARE’s programs include food security, agriculture, health, education, and social and economic empowerment, especially for women.
The Plight of Malawi Flood Victims
The worst flooding in 30 years has destroyed homes, crops and livelihoods in Malawi. Read Aida Marko's story.
CARE's Pathways Program Empowers Women in Malawi
Watch as Anastazia Saka and Vicknes Chimbonga, two Village Savings and Loan participants in Malawi, share their stories about how the savings group is changing their lives.
We believe that the greatest obstacle to girls’ education is the low social status in which girls are held.
The right to education is fundamental to the attainment and exercise of all human rights. From global movements such as Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to community-level declarations regarding equitable and free education, real and positive change is opening up educational opportunities previously not available to many of today’s children and youth.
The world’s future will be largely shaped by today’s girls and tomorrow’s women. A growing body of evidence indicates that girls’ well-being is critical to progress on a range of developmental outcomes: an educated girl is more likely to delay marriage and childbirth, enjoy greater income and productivity and raise fewer, healthier and better-educated children.1 Indeed, investments in girls’ education may go further than any other spending in global development.
“Bringing Financial Services to Africa’s Poor” focuses on microfinance, a tool that’s been proven effective against poverty in the developing world.
The importance of expanding access to financial services for the world’s poorest people is increasingly recognized.
CARE’s programs in Economic Development work to improve the economic security and income opportunities of the poor. Currently, CARE is implementing 74 economic development projects in 43 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. In addition, CARE maintains ties with independent microfinance institutions (MFI) that have grown out of CARE’s economic development programming.
The XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City sheds a global spotlight on the progress in combating HIV and AIDS.
CARE's Pathways program empowers women to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems.
Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity