Savings group Kyauta Mata in Niger. They were able to obtain funding to set up a small business for making masks. Ollivier Girard/CARE

While COVID-19 has meant adjusting our path, our work fighting poverty, saving lives in emergencies, and creating a better, more equal world continues. Here are some great examples of how we’ve adapted during the pandemic:

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Khonaf Saido Abdullah, 54, living in Rwanga camp, Northern Iraq is a mother of seven children and a participant of CARE’s and Lotus Flower’s business incubator project. CARE/Lotus Flower

Khonaf Saido Abdullah is a mother of 7 from Sinjar, Iraq where she was living with her young children and disabled husband in a small rental property. They worked as farm labourers to get a small income, but she still did not have enough money to be able to send any of her children to school. But that changed.

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Refugee women making masks in Uganda

For a group of women tailors located in a village in Uganda’s Bidibidi settlement zone, all has not been lost during the pandemic. Their story is a true reflection of the old adage “every cloud has a silver lining” thanks to CARE and support from UN Women.

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Fatima, 46 years old, is a mother of five. She lives in a very modest apartment in the conflict-affected Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh.

Fatima, who lives in the conflict-affected Tripoli neighbourhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, has not worked since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. She lives with her family in a very modest apartment. Her husband, Abdel Kader, lost his leg three weeks ago.

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Gladis Elizabeth Cabrera Ramos, participant in CARE's Prolempa project in Honduras

Gladis is a leader in her community in Honduras. She started a business to earn money and help her family and other women in the community with support from CARE’s PROLEMPA Project.

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