|CARE Peru joins the CARE Confederation as an Affiliate Member|
Geneva/Lima. July 9, 2012. CARE International is pleased to announce that CARE Peru has become an Affiliate Member of the CARE confederation, further strengthening CARE’s global diversity. CARE Peru is the second Affiliate Member to join the confederation, after CARE India in 2011. In its new capacity, CARE Peru will participate in the governance of CARE International’s work around the world and contribute to CARE’s global development strategy. The addition of new and diverse members enables CARE to advocate with a stronger and more unified voice.
CARE International is a global confederation of 12 National Members and two Affiliate Members, all working together with the common mission of fighting global poverty. Each CARE Member is an autonomous organization and implements program, advocacy, fundraising and communications activities in its own country and developing countries where CARE has programs. CARE Peru’s status as Affiliate Member is the first step toward full CARE International membership.
CARE’s Secretary General, Robert Glasser, congratulating the CARE Peru team on their achievement of this significant milestone in CARE’s organisational evolution said: “CARE Peru’s Affiliate Membership further strengthens our global diversity, and our program and advocacy efforts within South America and beyond.” CARE Peru’s National Director, Milo Stanojevich said: "Becoming a national organization in Peru is allowing us to actively engage Peruvian society as a whole in the fight against poverty and inequality in the country. As member of CARE International we will be better able to link our local advocacy efforts with CARE's global advocacy work".
CARE first began working in Peru in 1958 in the field of education and has maintained a permanent presence in the country after responding to a devastating earthquake in Huaraz in 1970. Today, CARE Peru’s programmes are designed to empower vulnerable groups, such as women, indigenous groups and rural populations, in exercising their rights, and focuses on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Peru has become a middle income country with very high levels of inequality and with large segments of the population, particularly in the rural areas, living in poverty and with scarce access to quality health services and education. CARE Peru's programmes are based on a three-pronged strategy: developing innovative development interventions and validating them; helping the government take those interventions to scale; and conducting evidence-based advocacy to change or implement new policies on behalf of those groups that have been excluded.
ABOUT CARE: Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing lifesaving assistance in emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to help lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty.