Lalaina’s story: From crime and injustice to an enriched Life

In Madagascar, CARE worked with Nofy Nandrianina Noelisoa Rajernerson, a professional photographer who teaches at Akany Avoko Faravohitra, a residential rehabilitation center that provides young girls with second chances, life skills, a safe space, and support to deal with past traumas. Nofy asked three of her students* to document life in the Center while telling their own stories.

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Aina’s story: Family conflict turns to making dreams a reality

In Madagascar, CARE worked with Nofy Nandrianina Noelisoa Rajernerson, a professional photographer who teaches at Akany Avoko Faravohitra, a residential rehabilitation center that provides young girls with second chances, life skills, a safe space, and support to deal with past traumas.

Nofy asked three of her students* to document life in the Center while telling their own stories.

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Girls no longer miss school during their periods in Zimbabwe’s Buhera District

In Zimbawe’s Buhera District, statistics show that boys have higher attendance in school than girls. Why is this? Often girls miss school during their menstrual cycle. According to estimates from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), about one in every ten school-age African girls doesn’t attend school during their periods or has dropped out at puberty due to lack of cleanliness and separate toilet facilities for girls.

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Meet Doctor Gisma Awad Hassan Rwah

Doctor Gisma Awad Hassan Rwah

Doctor Gisma Awad Hassan Rwah, the only doctor in the clinic in Gorlangbang, Sudan. Tessa Bolton/CARE Canada ShareTweetShareEmail Meet Doctor Gisma Awad Hassan Rwah Aug 15, 2022 By Tessa Bolton, CARE Canada In the aftermath of the Darfur war, the village of Gorlangbang was completely isolated for over ten years like most of South Jebel…

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The next generation of entrepreneurs  

A group of youth sitting together outside.

These are Niger’s future entrepreneurs, teachers, and doctors. Those who will build the country and dream up new ideas. Those who will work for equal rights and opportunities for all.

The group meets every week after school. They get together to save money and have created their own little bank. Everyone saves what they can, and those who need it can borrow money to test out their own business ideas.

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Breaking the cycle of period poverty: Alice’s story

Alice, one of many women who participated in a menstrual hygiene course in Uganda. She chatted with CARE and our partner organization, WoMena, about some of her experiences and challenges with menstruation and how her and her family have overcome them.

On any given day, more than 320 million people around the world are menstruating (Global Menstrual Collective). Still many people around the world lack the proper access to menstrual products, services, and information. This is period poverty.

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