Philippines

CARE’s work in the Philippines

CARE has worked in the Philippines since 1949, when it became the first developing country where CARE started development programmes when we expanded our remit beyond helping people recover from the impact of World War 2. The Philippines is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, so a major focus of our work is to help communities prepare for and respond to emergencies. We work in partnership with the government, private companies, NGOs and local community groups. Our work includes climate change adaptation and mitigation, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction, and developing early warning systems and response plans.

You can directly support poor entrepreneurs in the Philippines

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 the Philippines.

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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