Notes from the field

Photo essay: Women farmers around the world

Women produce half of the world’s food, yet they’re often lacking the same access to resources—like tools, knowledge, access to markets— that men have. When you support women farmers around the world, you’re not only improving their lives, but the lives of their families and communities for generations to come. Check out these powerful women…

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Children’s festival brings together Syrian and Turkish families

More than 1,000 children and parents from Syria and Turkey came together to play at the Kilis Children’s Festival, organized by CARE and the Kilis municipality at the Southern Turkish town’s football stadium. “We are very happy to work alongside the municipality in Kilis. It’s a fitting city for a celebration of coming together in…

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Five ways you can help conserve water

On a hot, humid summer day, what’s better than jumping into your pool or grabbing an ice cold drink? Imagine though when the temperatures rise, rather than turning on your tap or taking a dip, you had to trek four hours in the blistering heat to get water. In addition to this long and sometimes…

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Photo story, Cambodia: Putting health first at work

Maly works as a line leader at a busy garment factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is 8 months pregnant with her second child, and as you can imagine, sometimes her job can be very tiring and demanding. But there are perks of working at her company, and she has joined CARE’s contraceptive training program…

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Empowering refugees to empower others

By Megan Nobert, CARE Canada Northern Zambia, along the Congolese border, is a stunning place to find oneself. The water on Lake Mweru ripples a deep dark blue. The rust-coloured earth contrasts with the saturated green of the landscape. Sugarcane grows along the road, in a land overflowing with fruit and fish. It should be a…

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How radio is helping Cambodian mothers keep their babies healthy

Imagine you are pregnant. You want to find out information about pregnancy, labour and keeping your baby healthy. But all of the information you find is written in a language you don’t understand. What do you do? This is the situation for many women in remote parts of Cambodia where ethnic minority communities speak their…

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Becoming a mother for the first time: Sina’s story

In Cambodia, many women used to deliver their children at home with traditional birth attendants—women within their community with no formal medical training. If women don’t have access to quality medical care, it can increase the risks for mother and baby and lead to tragic consequences. But this is now changing. Meet Sina. She is…

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