MPANGA, RWANDA – It took 15 years for Gloria Kabagwira to get back to her native Rwanda, after fleeing the unrest in the mid-1990s.
A few years ago, life was not so good for Kavira* - a 32 year old mother of five children. They were living on their own after being abandoned by their father four years ago.
“It was our first time to grow and sell medicinal herbs. And we didn’t expect it would change our lives.”
CARE is working to create lasting market-based solutions to poverty.
By focusing on self-sustaining business models with high social and economic impact, our social enterprise ventures can become important agents of change in communities with underdeveloped markets.
"Is there anything more prestigious than business?” What would sound tin-eared from the mouth of Mitt Romney reads very differently when attributed to a woman of long-standing poverty, discussing her newly found self-respect.
This week CBS Atlanta News is looking at CARE in our community. The nonprofit committed to ending extreme global poverty is celebrating 20 years in Atlanta, and there are Atlantan's focused on funding the work they're doing.