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Zambia

CARE started work in: 1993

Zambia ranks 146 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International’s work in Zambia focuses on long-term community development programs in rural and urban areas.

What CARE International does in Zambia 

CARE International began working in Zambia in 1992, initially focusing on emergency relief in response to the severe drought of the early 1990s and on interventions to mitigate the effects of escalating inflation and extreme poverty in urban areas.  

CARE Zambia’s current program portfolio focuses primarily on long-term development programs in rural and marginal peri-urban communities. We also respond to emergencies when the need arises. 

CARE Zambia aims to work with women and girls vulnerable to poverty and addresses this with niche programs dedicated to improving maternal and child nutrition and social protection.  

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 585,157
  • Women & girls 60%
  • Indirect 1,170,205
Total population impacted by end of 2021
  • All programs 118,635
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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