CARE's work in Zimbabwe
CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought. We then joined forces with local partners in longer-term development programmes, focusing on economic opportunities, agriculture and natural resource management, water and sanitation, and health. Our overall goal is to empower disadvantaged and poor households to meet their basic needs by promoting sustainable livelihoods. Today we work with some of Zimbabwe's poorest and most vulnerable communities – young people, widows, orphans, sex workers and people affected by HIV. We help people living with HIV support themselves financially by providing small loans to start up a business.