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

Basma Nazer runs a social enterprise called ‘Khoyoot’, translating as Threads, in Jordan. Basma’s Khoyoot Initiative creates partnerships with women in a refugee camp to produce hand embroidered products. The revenue from the sales is then used to fund more courses and initiatives within the camp. Basma was recently selected as a role model by CARE Jordan to tour the country and inspire other women who are thinking of setting up their own businesses. CARE Netherlands

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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