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CARE started work in: 1989

Vietnam ranks 117 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International works with ethnic minority communities in Vietnam to increase economic opportunities and promote partnerships with community-based groups and national NGOs

History of CARE International’s work in Vietnam

Since 1989, CARE International has been working with women from ethnic minority groups in the most remote areas of Vietnam to support them to have equal opportunity and participate in, and benefit from, the country’s overall economic growth.  

Vietnam has 53 minority groups who make up about 15% of the population, each with their own languages, traditions, and cultural norms. These groups often face the greatest poverty and discrimination, with women being doubly disadvantaged as a result of their gender and ethnicity. 

Vietnam also suffers seasonally from natural disasters and is especially vulnerable to cyclones and flooding. 

What CARE International does in Vietnam 

CARE Vietnam prioritizes working with women from ethnic minorities and who live in rural communities. This includes women who are socially isolated, women who have little access to land and markets, and women who are most affected by external hazards and shocks.  

We also work with men in ethnic minority communities to gain their support, as well as more advantaged ethnic minority communities who can influence change.  We promote partnerships with community-based groups and national NGOs. 

Our work in Vietnam focuses on: 

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2023
  • Direct 230,773
  • Women & girls 75%
  • Indirect -
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