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CARE works with individuals and communities in more than 90 countries around the world.

At the heart of CARE's work is our dedication to defending dignity and fighting poverty by empowering the world's greatest resource for change – women and girls.

“I don’t have enough food for myself,” Nyakuic said. “I can’t produce enough milk for the baby. We used to have cows for milk, but because of the fighting they took the cows off to someplace where they would be safe.”
Saidi says that to achieve a healthier community, people need to learn about maternal health. This is why he has dedicated his time, experience and knowledge to help CARE improve maternal health education.
It’s late afternoon in the community of Maricum on the island of Leyte in the Philippines and Nenita and Nicolas Bardalo are working together to build their home.
When Kundi became pregnant, her mother prescribed traditional herbs. That was the only care she received until her neighbours advised her to attend the local health clinic.
As a proud teacher at a new community-based school in Afghanistan, Zulaikha has earned the respect of her village.
Fatuma is part of CARE's ABDISHE project, which ensures that female farmers receive adequate training in better agricultural practices and livestock rearing, as well as in good nutrition and food diversity. Additionally, women who join VSLAs learn how to save and manage loans, which they can use to start up small businesses and improve their household income.
Leyla Mohamed Hassan is 10 years old and lives in Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Originally from Somalia, Leyla wants to be a doctor when she grows up so she can help the sick and the poor.
Dima’s life has now changed drastically, thanks to the pump that CARE helped her community install in September 2012.
On January 10th, 2010 Lironie Herius was a seamstress in Haiti. One day later when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit her beloved country, her job disappeared.

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