Who we are

We fight poverty and injustice to help create a more equal and gender-just world.

CARE International is a 78-year-old global confederation working to fight poverty and social injustice in the world, with a specific focus on the empowerment of women and girls. We work side-by-side with communities to understand the root causes of poverty and find innovative, locally-led solutions. CARE seeks to demonstrate the results and methodologies used in our projects to ensure transparency and accountability and advance the quality of our work.


VSLA Group in Ethiopia

Mahalet Gulelate leads a CARE-supported Village Savings & Loan Associations group in Ethiopia. Through VSLAs, small communities have a safe space to save and administer money collectively.

A Bangladeshi woman smiles while holding a child in her arms. She is standing in an alleyway between two buildings painted a cheerful teal blue. In the background, a few colorful items of clothing are hanging from a clothing line.

Our mission and vision

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

Learn more about our mission
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Vision 2030

Learn about our commitment and ambition to reach a world of hope, inclusion, and social justice.

Read our Vision 2030 strategy