In a world where one person can be worth more than a billion dollars, 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty. These women, girls and their families battle day after day to secure basic needs including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, and education.

Poverty is injustice.

And the principles of social justice are simple: All people are equal. All people deserve the same rights. And all people deserve to be treated with dignity.

Each day, we can choose to ignore inequality. Or we can choose to take actions that will create change. CARE believes that we can, and should, do better. Together, we can shift the way we've chosen to live in this world.

With your support, CARE collaborates with women and girls living in poverty and helps them to:

  • Earn and save
  • Access food and farm better
  • Enhance their health and nutrition
  • Prepare for and survive a crisis or disaster

To ensure that our programs have a long-lasting effect, we work to change the system that allows poverty to persist, sharing our lessons learned with governments, peer organizations and others who can influence the sharing of rights and freedoms.

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