How Malians are eating 3 meals a day

Village Savings and Loan Association response in Mali. Elim/CARE Mali

When COVID-19 hit Mali, most of the families that CARE works with that had been eating three meals a day suddenly found themselves eating only once a day. Six months later, most of those families are eating three meals a day again. Why? Because local communities mobilized to share information, and worked with CARE to distribute cash transfers to the families most in need.

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In Photos: Women’s economic empowerment in action

Women’s economic empowerment means that women have the knowledge, tools and opportunities to unlock their full potential to earn and save money. Here are just a few of the amazing women we at CARE have had the privilege of working with and learning from over the years:

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15 Minutes on Women’s Economic Empowerment

CARE Canada's podcast, 15 Minutes to Change the World on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and care.ca/podcast

In this episode, we speak with Anjum Sultana, the National Director, Public Policy, Advocacy and Strategic Communications for YWCA Canada. Anjum discusses women’s economic empowerment: what it means, why women’s inclusion and leadership benefits everyone, and YWCA Canada’s work to empower women in the workplace and create systemic change.

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“I can help women raise their voices”: Halatu’s story

Halatu Benjamin in the Omugo settlement in northern Uganda. All photos by CARE Uganda.

Concerned that women had to trek nearly 10km to the nearest food distribution point, Halatu, a South Sudanese refugee and her women’s group in the Omugo refugee settlement in Uganda, helped to organize a peaceful boycott to successfully advocate for the food distribution point to be moved closer to the community.

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