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CARE works with individuals and communities in more than 90 countries around the world.

The best part of our work is sharing the stories of the people we serve – whether directly from them or via our staff in the field, through words, photos, videos, and more. These stories represent why we do the work that we do and they inspire us each and every day.

In Banskhara village, north eastern Nepal, the only house left standing after the April 2015 earthquake was shopkeeper Binisha Tamamang’s home and shop. Made out of wood and corrugated iron it was one of the less durable houses in the village before the quake but now, six months on, it sits among a sea of other similar shelters.
This war has killed the humanity in people. People have just become numb, they can’t feel anymore. This is why we had to leave. We want to live in a society of humans, not religions. When we arrived in Europe we were treated like people, not Christians or Muslims or criminals.
Anneliese Wendt was born in the Silesia Province of Prussia (now part of Germany), a highly contested region of Central Europe, and one of the first points of the Nazi invasion towards Poland. Her family received a CARE Package, which in Anneliese's words “sure made a difference in our lives at that time.”
Sekina Mohammed is 25 years old. On her small plot of farmland, she would cultivate just enough crops to feed of herself and her family for five months out of the year. Her life started to change when CARE reached out to her through the ABDISHE project, an initiative supported by the Government of Canada (DFATD).
How does it feel to have no choice but to run? It has been three weeks since Syrian refugee Mohammed and his family left home in order to survive. Once a small business owner providing his family with a comfortable life, they now face an uncertain future.
At CARE it has been proven that women farmers are integral to finding a solution to global hunger. Engaging women and girls into our plan for greater access to healthy food isn’t just the responsible thing to do; it’s necessary. They are crucial for ensuring we all have enough food to eat.
Mekdes’ skills in communication and her commitment to finding a way out of her situation attracted the attention of CARE. Seeing her potential, she was immediately trained by CARE on savings management, business skill development, and petty trade engagement.
“Today, my life has changed. I feel privileged to say that currently I don’t experience any food insecurity. When I harvest, I have enough food to sell and get an income but also enough food to last until the next harvest.”
CARE's activities in Myanmar, Bangladesh and India are ongoing, and we are grateful for the support of the Canadian public for our emergency responses and long-term development efforts.

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