Protecting a unique environment
Madagascar is renowned for its biological diversity, which is now threatened by serious ecological problems including deforestation and soil erosion. We work with poor communities increase food production and improve their ability to earn a living without reducing natural resources. Projects have been introduced to protect both the marine environment of coastal regions and the long-term livelihoods of nearby villages. CARE has also designed projects to help farmers replace slash-and-burn techniques with more sustainable practices for managing the forest resources.
Fighting HIV and AIDS
CARE helps local government authorities to establish committees to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS. We also train peer educators to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, who teach others about the disease and promote the use of condoms.