Brazil

CARE’s work in Brazil

CARE worked in Brazil from 2001 to 2016 to tackle widespread poverty and high levels of inequality. We worked in partnership with the government and local organisations to make Brazilian society more responsive to the needs of its poor communities. This included addressing 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, the 20 million Brazilians living in extreme poverty are likely to be among the worst affected by climate change. We therefore worked with state governments to develop policies that link climate change mitigation with combating poverty. We also worked 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.

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.

CARE's impact

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

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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