What binds us

All parts of CARE International work across the globe to achieve our mutual vision of a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice. 

A global leader in a worldwide movement

We are dedicated to saving lives and achieving victories over poverty around the world.  

Our Vision

We seek a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live in dignity and security. 

Our Mission 

CARE International works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty, and achieve social justice. 

Our Focus

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

Our Program Principles 

Promote empowerment 

We stand in solidarity with people living in poverty and support their efforts to take control of their own lives and fulfill their rights, responsibilities and aspirations. 

We ensure that participants and organizations representing people living in poverty, especially women and girls, are partners at all stages in our programs. 

Work with partners 

We work with other organizations and individuals to maximize the impact of our programs, building alliances and partnerships with those who offer: 

  • Complementary approaches
  • Ability to scale up effective solutions 
  • A demonstrated responsibility to fulfill rights and reduce poverty through policy change and implementation

We commit to working in ways that support and reinforce, not replace, existing capacities. 

Ensure accountability and promote responsibility 

We seek ways to be held accountable by the people we serve and partners we work with. We identify individuals and institutions with an obligation toward poor and marginalized people, and support and encourage their efforts to fulfill their responsibilities. 

Address discrimination

In our programs and in everything we do we address discrimination and the denial of rights based on gender, race, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion, age, physical ability, caste, opinion, sexual orientation or any other personal trait.  

Seek sustainable results  

As we address underlying causes of poverty and rights denial, we develop and use approaches that result in lasting and fundamental improvements in the lives of the people we serve, particularly women and girls. We work to influence changes that are environmentally, socially and institutionally sustainable.  

Do no harm 

We analyze the intended and unintended impacts of our programs, encourage honest learning, and act to prevent and respond to any unintended harms. We place special focus on preventing and addressing gender-based violence in all of our programs. We hold ourselves accountable for enacting behaviors consistent with these principles, and ask others to help us do so, not only in our programs, but in all that we do. 

Our Program Outcome Areas

Find out more about our six Program Outcome Areas from our Vision 2030 Strategy.

This document lays out our 2030 ambition to reach a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice.

CARE works with local partners with the aim to reach 50 million people affected by crises by 2030.

Read the Crisis Response Strategy PDF

By 2030, CARE International seeks to support 50 million people to experience greater gender equality in their lives.

Read the Gender Equality Strategy PDF

Our goal is that by 2030, 25 million poor and marginalized people, particularly women and girls, have strengthened their resilience and adaptive capacities to the effects of the climate emergency.

Read the Climate Justice Strategy PDF

Our goal is that by 2030, 50 million people can exercise their right to health. This includes 30 million women being able to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health. 

Read the Health Strategy PDF

By 2030, our aim is that 75 million people will better exercise their right to adequate food, water, and nutrition.

Read the Food, Water, and Nutrition Strategy PDF

Our goal is that by 2030, 50 million will have more equitable access to, and control over, economic resources and opportunities.

Read the Economic Justice Strategy PDF