Liberia

CARE's work in Liberia

CARE restarted programmes in Liberia in 2008, having last worked there 25 years previously. Our ultimate goal is to help consolidate peace in the country by building a productive, fair and cohesive society whose members have enough food and a good quality of life. Our programmes – which particularly target women and young people – focus on food security, water and sanitation, earning a decent living and environmentally sustainable farming. We train community members who can then train others, offer technical support where needed, run awareness-raising campaigns (including responding to the 2014 Ebola outbreak), and work alongside the government to build skills and knowledge. 

Starting over from scratch 

After a 14-year civil war, villages needed to rebuild their sense of community from scratch. Through our Conservation Agriculture programme, we trained and empowered people like Fatu Wahmah to improve crop production, protect the environment, maintain a new clean water system, improve the health of mothers and children, and organise village savings and loan groups.

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.

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 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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