Stories

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.

CARE Canada's Marnie Davidson recently returned from a trip to Zambia where she met Susan - a passionate teacher who is not only educating her young students on the importance of nutrition, but her entire community.
A picturesque CARE distribution centre in Eastern Ethiopia is bustling with activity. The natural splendour of the area is in contrast with the horror families are facing in light of the current food shortage. Here are some of the stories of the women and children surviving the drought, thanks to their own determination and support from CARE.
Gladys Gaba Cyrus is 42 years old and living as a refugee in Dadaab camp in Kenya. Gladys is a single mother of five after her husband left her alone in the camp to return to South Sudan. She shares her experience living as a refugee in Dadaab and how CARE has made a difference in her life.
Water is something that many of us in the developed world have the luxury to take for granted. It is available, on tap, hot and cold, 24/7, any given day of the week. But in the countries of Southern Africa affected by the El Niño weather phenomenon, it is the difference between eating today or not, between being able to wear clean clothes and wash yourself or not, and, ultimately, between life or death.
When disaster strikes, CARE is ready to assist, thanks to staff on the ground like Fatouma Zara Soumana from CARE Niger. As a gender expert in the emergency space, Fatouma ensures the relief response meets the needs of women and girls as well as men and boys.
In a world, where we have witnessed the highest number of refugees since World War II, where climate change is threatening the lives of millions of poor people, and where children know no other reality than conflict and war, indecision at the World Humanitarian Summit May 23-24, 2016 is not an option.
CARE’s Johanna Mitscherlich was recently in Greece where more than 50,000 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq are stranded. She describes the awful conditions families are forced to endure and the uncertain future one family in particular is waiting for.
Rose is a 59 year-old mother of seven whose family barely gets by on one or two meals a day. Like many Malawian families, the drought caused by the El Niño phenomenon has caused crops to fail resulting in hunger and lack of money. CARE is providing food rations, but it's not enough, and Rose fears for her family's future.
At 75 years old, Esther finds herself raising 3 orphaned grandchildren and trying to provide for them. With the last 2 seasons of drought in southern Malawi, she is having to turn to aid agencies such as CARE in order to be able to do so.

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