CARE started working in Bangladesh in 1949.
Today CARE focuses on projects to facilitate economic empowerment, with marginalised women, on healthcare and helping reduce the impact of future disasters.
Women and girls
All CARE Bangladesh projects have a strong focus on empowering women.
CARE works to reduce violence against women and support women’s rights, particularly marginalised women such as sex workers and the rural poor.
CARE works with businesses, government and community organisations to enable the poorest and most marginalised, especially women, to share in the benefits of economic growth in Bangladesh.
CARE enables poor and marginalised people to find employment or start a small business.
We aim to improve access to quality health services and reduce maternal mortality rates.
We aim to reduce waterbourne diseases by promoting better hygiene practices and safe water supply among one million slum dwellers.
Emergencies and the changing climate
CARE provides immediate emergency supplies and relief whenever a disaster hits. We work with survivors in the long-term to help them rebuild.
CARE also works with communities to reduce the impact of future disasters. We help create flood-reduction systems to protect crops and homes.
CARE trains farmers in innovative farming methods. We work with communities to develop solutions to the causes of long-term food insecurity.