A way forward: How savings helped Baby build a bright future

Baby Yelfaabasoglo vividly remembers the day three years ago when her children were chased from school because their school fees weren’t paid. It nearly broke her heart. She simply couldn’t afford the cost. Like most families in Brifo Maal village in Ghana’s Upper West region, back then, she and her husband barely grew enough food…

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Kids teach a lesson in better sanitation

Poverty affects almost three-quarters of the Honduran population. This lush, tropical country – a resort destination for many vacationers – is easily one of the poorest nations in Latin America. In rural regions, conditions can be especially harsh. There are few job opportunities and access to food and clean water is sparse and expensive. Up…

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El Niño: Ethiopian families on the brink

In the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest. The El Niño weather system has caused an extreme drought in Ethiopia. Crops have failed completely in large areas of…

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El Niño drought: Kimiya’s story

The El Niño weather system has caused an extreme drought in Ethiopia. Crops have failed completely in large areas of the country, and more than 10 million people depend on food assistance from the government and aid agencies like CARE. Kimiya Amedu is one of them. Kimiya is a 26 year-old mother of two and…

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Yemen crisis: Risking your life for water

By Lucy Beck, Emergency Response Specialist at CARE Even before the conflict started, collecting water was a risky business. Most water points in the area consist of little more than open wells and it was not uncommon that women or children would fall down them while trying to collect water, injuring themselves, or even worse,…

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Zambia: A pleasant surprise at a community water project

By Shannon Elliot, CARE Canada After 15 minutes heading north on the Lusaka city roads out of Zambia’s capital, we turn right into the Kanyama Compound. The CARE staff truck careens over the uneven dirt road, dark red mud and rock. I am reminded that the mineral-rich and rocky formation of Zambia has played a…

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Notes from the Field: Djibouti

Like its neighbouring countries in East Africa, Djibouti faced a crisis due to the chronic lack of water and continued presence of Somali refugees, coupled with new arrivals and virtually no humanitarian organizations on the ground. Given CARE’s strength in humanitarian response and CARE Canada’s particular expertise in supporting refugee and host communities, CARE recently…

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