Madagascar

CARE's work in Madagascar

CARE began working in Madagascar in 1992 to address the root causes of poverty in its poorest communities. These include social exclusion, a lack of access to basic resources and services, poor governance and gender inequality. Today our work is based around HIV and AIDS, quality community healthcare, food and agriculture, sustainability and disaster risk reduction. We work with local government institutions and civil society organisations to deliver quality public services. With our training, community leaders can participate more effectively in local government decision-making.

Protecting a unique environment

Madagascar is renowned for its biological diversity, which is now threatened by serious ecological problems including deforestation and soil erosion. We work with poor communities increase food production and improve their ability to earn a living without reducing natural resources. Projects have been introduced to protect both the marine environment of coastal regions and the long-term livelihoods of nearby villages. CARE has also designed projects to help farmers replace slash-and-burn techniques with more sustainable practices for managing the forest resources. 

Fighting HIV and AIDS

CARE helps local government authorities to establish committees to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS. We also train peer educators to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, who teach others about the disease and promote the use of condoms.

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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