Help Her Live, Learn and Earn

Napenda Saimoni, a farmer in the Same district of Tanzania

Donations to the Help Her Live, Learn and Earn campaign will support CARE’s crucial work with women and girls in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities.

Donations made before 22 April 2018 will be doubled by the UK government, with the UK Aid Match funds going towards a new project in Tanzania to help farmers break the cycle of poverty.

Life for women and girls living in poor communities can be a vicious cycle.

Too often, girls miss out on an education – because they have to stay at home to collect water and do household chores, or because the family cannot afford to send them to school.

Your donation could help girls go to school and give them the chance to fulfil their potential.

Too often, women farmers struggle to grow enough food to feed their family – because of drought and unreliable rainfall caused by climate change, or because they need training in climate-smart farming methods, or because they can’t afford the seeds and other inputs they need to grow enough crops.

Your donation could provide women farmers with seeds, saplings, tools and training so that they can grow the food that their families need.

Too often, women are prevented from earning an income – because their husband denies them a say in financial decision-making, or because they have no access to support and training in financial and business skills, or because they face abuse and harassment in the workplace.

Your donation could help women earn an income, save money, get access to loans, and build businesses that could bring jobs and prosperity to whole communities.

Above all, your donation will help women and girls to break the cycle of poverty – because when one woman works her way out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Donations to Help Her Live, Learn and Earn made before 22 April 2018 will be doubled by the UK government – with the UK Aid Match funds going towards a new project that will help farmers in the Same (pronounced Sam-ey) district of Tanzania break the cycle of poverty. Watch the short video below to find out how:

Breaking the cycle of poverty

Same (pronounced Sam-ey) district in Kilimanjaro region is a remote and poor rural area where small-scale farmers – the majority of them women – find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty due to repeated climate shocks leading to water shortages, crop failure, food shortages and lack of income for them and their families. Read how this project will help women farmers:

This project will train and support small-scale farmers (70% of them women) to grow more food, using less water, and increase their earnings from farming and other income-generating opportunities. The project will also tackle gender inequalities and enable women to have more say over household and financial decision-making, meaning they can spend and invest their income to benefit the whole family.

infographic on CARE's UK aid match project in Tanzania