Benin

CARE’s work in Benin

CARE has worked in Benin since 1995. Today we manage long-term projects to help poor families improve their incomes and access education. Women in Benin lack legal and political status, so we help girls access quality basic education and work with elected local authorities to help them deliver on their responsibilities. We run a country-wide programme to combat gender-based violence, working with communities and local organisations to promote behavioural change. We also run programmes on maternal and reproductive health, access to food, nutrition and adaptation to climate change, to help communities cope with the frequent flooding that affects the country.

 

Financial inclusion

CARE is helping poor rural communities in Benin to improve their income by supporting village savings and loan associations. When poor families have access to savings and affordable loans, they are able to plan for the future and borrow money to make small investments, such as buying seeds, livestock or farming equipment, which will increase their future earnings.

You can directly support poor entrepreneurs in Benin

Our Lendwithcare programme works with local microfinance institution partners to offer loans to people in poor communities who are starting or building up a small business. Find out more about Lendwithcare and how you can make a small loan directly to an entrepreneur in Benin.

CARE's reach

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

Our mission

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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