Girls' Education

The Best CARE Story I’ve Found Is One No One Could Tell Me

I work for the Atlanta-headquartered humanitarian organization CARE. My job title is “Staff Writer” but, in reality, I’m as much of a finder as I am a writer. I find CARE program participants who want to talk about their experience with CARE, and connect these individuals with the people who support our work, or will support our work when they learn about what we do.

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Fill Hearts, Minds and Bellies

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In developed countries like the United States your earning potential is often based on the number of diplomas you have. But in rural Malawi, completing even a primary education is one of the most precious things anyone can achieve. For most girls there, getting even that single diploma is a rarity.

With a higher value placed on working in the fields, fetching water and helping take care of younger siblings, education lags behind for girls.

The Real Story on the Life of Brender Mukamana

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The following story is told by the child of a CARE project participant, a refugee who lives in Rwanda’s Umutara province, an area with a persistent hunger problem. 

I am called Brender Mukamana, and I have 12 years. My mother is called Mukaferesi and my father died in 1998 after four years here in Rwanda.

We lived in bad conditions here – up to the extent of staying without what to eat or sometimes eating once in a day because of not having what to cook.