South Africa

CARE's work in South Africa

CARE started working in South Africa in 1994, when high HIV prevalence and a lack of access to basic healthcare and education were perpetuating cycles of under-development. We work with communities and local organisations on programmes to prevent HIV infection and strengthen healthcare provision, raising awareness about HIV testing and counselling and supporting caregivers. We also help poor families through conservation farming projects; climate change adaptation; village savings and loan associations; and social accountability initiatives to help poor communities make themselves heard by policy-makers.

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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