CARE began operating in Zambia in 1992. Activities initially focused 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. Focus is now on long-term, community-based development programs, working in both rural and marginal peri-urban areas. CARE Zambia’s current program portfolio is almost 100 percent development, but we have the capacity to respond to emergencies, when need arises.
CARE Zambia is committed to gender equality, especially the empowerment of women and girls who are the most marginalised and bear the brunt of poverty. Under our 2017-2020 Business Plan, CARE Zambia has two niche areas with the overall goal of empowering Women and Girls:
CARE Zambia seeks to ensure that, working with its partners, all its work contributes towards significant, transformational change for vulnerable women and girls. In our work we partner with Government, community based organisations, civil society organisations, private sector and other actors in the development sector.
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