CARE International started working in Mozambique in 1986.
We provided¬†emergency assistance to people who were forced to flee their homes in the civil war.
CARE now focuses on long term projects, such as educating and supporting farmers, and working to slow the spread of HIV.
Earning a decent living
Much of our work in Mozambique is focused on helping families to earn a decent living.
CARE assists with the setting up of small savings and loans groups so local people can start small businesses. Women are often at the heart of these schemes and a lot of rural or village-based savings and loans projects are run by women.
Farming and agriculture
CARE also focuses on helping farmers who are vulnerable to crop failure year after year. Our programmes help them to increase crop yields and improve their farming methods.
We help farmers in drought-prone areas to protect themselves against and prepare for natural disasters.
Another important aspect of this work is assisting farmers to get their products to market so they can earn a profit on their goods.
Fighting HIV and AIDS
CARE is also working to slow the spread of HIV and AIDS. We focus on those who are particularly vulnerable, such as migrant and commercial sex workers, young people and women with low incomes.