Working a way out of poverty

Building livelihoods

Better opportunities to build stronger livelihoods mean people can work their own way out of poverty.

The magic ingredient

Access to finance is a key way to enable poor people to plan for and build a better future.


You can help some of the world’s poorest people to work their way out of poverty.

We help people find the ways and means to earn a better future

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Building livelihoods

Secure livelihoods give families and communities the opportunity to transform their lives.

Financial inclusion

Access to finance means poor people can invest in a better future for themselves and their families.

Working with business

The private sector can play a key role in providing more people with opportunities to prosper.

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 75 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 104 countries around the world, 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.