Brazil

CARE’s work in Brazil

CARE began working in Brazil in 2001 to tackle widespread poverty and high levels of inequality. We work in partnership with the government and local organisations to make Brazilian society more responsive to the needs of its poor communities.

Today, CARE addresses the structural causes of poverty through urban and rural projects across eight states. For example, we work with children, young people and women in the formal education sector and outside of it, supporting rural schools to offer vocational training, and helping some of Brazil’s poorest communities develop sustainable businesses and access microfinance.

Responding to climate change

Home to a large percentage of the world’s remaining forests, Brazil is a leading southern voice in international climate change negotiations. The 20 million Brazilians living in extreme poverty are likely to be among the worst affected by climate change. We therefore work with state governments to develop policies that link climate change mitigation with combating poverty. We also work with communities to establish sustainable forest management systems and reforest areas on land reform settlements, while helping state governments measure the quality and impact of new initiatives aimed at reducing deforestation.

CARE's reach

We work in 74 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our history

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 donations

For every £1 raised, we spend at least 83p on fighting poverty. You can trust us to spend your money wisely and effectively to help people in need.