CARE know-how

CARE know-how

CARE knows how to find new and effective ways to fight poverty.

Big ideas, big impact

Here are just some of CARE’s innovations that are making a big difference to millions of people’s lives.

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Village Savings and Loan Associations

CARE’s pioneering Village Savings and Loan Associations have helped 5 million people - 70% of them women - to make plans for a better future.

Community Score Cards

How can poor and marginalised people actually have a say over what sort of health or education services they need?

Mobile money and electronic vouchers

How can you provide food aid in a remote and extremely poor community in a way that also boosts local markets?

Harvesting the mist

CARE found an ingenious solution to the problem of women in Ecuador having to walk down the mountain to get water from the river.

Floating food

Bangladesh is prone to flooding and livestock like chickens often drown in floods – so why not rear some floating food instead?

Tackling child malnutrition by empowering women

Our Shouhardo project with 2 million of Bangladesh’s poorest people proved that women’s empowerment is the best way to improve everyone's lives.

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.