Woman business leader with employees in Sri Lanka

CARE works to fight poverty and achieve social justice.

We put women and girls in the center because we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

More about our fight

How we fight poverty and inequality

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A gender-sensitive response to COVID-19

Women and girls have been disproportionally impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic while playing a key role in responding to the health crisis. CARE has supported women-centered leadership, design and delivery of response and recovery policies.

Read about our COVID-19 response

A world of CARE

We seek to implement gender-responsive, locally-led and economic-efficient programs around the globe.

  • 71%

    of the direct participants of our programs are women and girls.

  • 97%

    of our staff members are from the country where they work.

  • 89%

    of all our funds go directly to program services.

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Our Vision 2030

Together with our partners, we commit to supporting 200 million people from vulnerable communities to fight poverty and social injustice. To achieve this goal, gender equality sits at the heart of our work.

Read CARE 2030 Goals