To ensure that your support goes as far as it possibly can, our work - whether in an emergency crisis or helping a community grow more food - follows three main approaches:
- First, we listen to the women and girls we work with. We help them find ways to be heard, working with men and boys to do this most effectively.
- Second, we bring people together. This could mean a group of men and a group of women. Or it could mean bringing farmers together with groups of distributors who will buy and sell their produce. Sometimes, it means bringing members of government (or those with influence over the laws and systems of a community) together with community members to discuss how they can work together to build a better tomorrow.
- Third, we help women, girls and their families to build greater resilience to the challenges they face every day. Where a community is vulnerable to natural disaster, we work with women and girls and their families to help them prepare. Where a community is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change - drought, flood and other harsh conditions - we help women, girls and their families to adopt new ways of coping.
By designing thoughtful programs that consider the root causes of poverty and inequality, CARE is able to reach more people with tools and training that help them change their lives forever.
When you support CARE's work, you're really investing in the potential of women, girls, and their families around the world. When we all come together to end inequality, anything is possible.
Measuring our results
In 2018, CARE Canada managed 74 projects in more than 30 countries – reaching 2.9 million people. We estimate a further 7.8 million people benefited from this work, thanks to advocacy efforts or local partners building on CARE projects in their communities.
These numbers have shifted in the last three years as projects have ended and new initiatives have begun. Since 2016, the total number of people we reached directly has slightly declined by three per cent, while the number we have helped indirectly has grown by 24 per cent.
How did we help?
More than half of CARE Canada’s projects focused on life-saving humanitarian assistance, helping people adapt to climate change and develop sustainable food and nutrition solutions. We also worked to prevent gender-based violence, improve women’s health and rights, and helped women and girls develop new ways to earn money.
Approximately 65 per cent of the people we reached were women and girls.
By the numbers, we helped:
- 1.9 million people to support their food and nutrition security and resilience to climate change
- 1.1 million people with life-saving humanitarian assistance
- 624,000 women and girls to promote their access to and control of economic resources
- 334,000 people to support women’s rights to sexual, reproductive and maternal health
- 257,000 people to support women and girls’ rights to a life free from violence
Note numbers do not add up to total overall reach figures above as some projects contributed to multiple areas.
CARE’s Global Impact: A detailed map showing where CARE works and participants reached by program area (external link).