CARE HACKS

Innovation at Work

What are CARE Hacks? Smart, culturally savvy solutions for the problems that affect communities all over the world. Read our stories.

Hammocks as a mode of transportation to save lives

In Sierra Leone, CARE uses hammocks to transport women in labor to health clinics to keep them safe during childbirth.

BURNING GOAT DROPPINGS TO PREVENT MALARIA

CARE turns animal waste into a lifesaving mosquito repellent.

MOTORCYCLES AS PHONE CHARGERS

After Cyclone Phailin in India, communities had no electricity, and no way to call for help. That is, until some brilliant young boys engineered an unusual solution.

FOOD THAT FLOATS

In Bangladesh, where flooding is becoming more and more frequent, chickens are no longer the fairest fowl.

HARVESTING THE MIST

High in Ecuadorian cloud forest, CARE is testing a program to help families harvest water from the air for drinking and washing.

THINKING PINK

Colors don’t mean the same thing in every culture. Learn how CARE’s attention to detail helped reduce maternal mortality rates.

MOBILE BANKING

How do people in rural villages deposit and transfer money? Where there are no banks, there’s M-Pesa.

CLEAN-BURNING STOVES

Some 2 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean, safe cooking fuels.

PEDAL-POWERED PROFITS

How a two-wheeled salesforce gave rural farmers access to affordable agriculture products and increased profits.

SOLAR-POWERED LIGHTS

In poor rural Rwanda, no electricity meant people relied on expensive and unhealthy kerosene to light their homes.

THE BEAD GAME

CARE uses this simple exercise to teach women and their partners about how a baby’s sex is determined.

 

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CARE works in 87 countries around the world to support over 900 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects.