CARE

Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change by: Strengthening capacity for self-help Providing economic opportunity Delivering relief in emergencies Influencing policy decisions at all levels Addressing discrimination in all its forms Guided by the aspirations of local communities, we pursue our mission with both excellence and compassion because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.
Apr 23, 2014

Results Thanks to Your Gift

We had the opportunity to work closely with girls of the Udaan school in Mewat and the impact that JMV made there in the past year was on evident display at the community seminar held in May. Though the community there is strongly patriarchal and conservative, they broke the social norms for a day to see their little girls, studying at Udaan, showcase their learnings on the school campus.

Another inspiring story that I came across was of Chanchal Srivastava, a KGBV student in Mehsi block of Bahraich. This class 7 student lost her father at a young age and her eldest sister took it upon herself to educate her 3 younger sisters. All four sisters not only continue their education but also take care of the family land in their village.

Just like Chanchal and her sisters, the girls of the Ekta adolescent groups too act as role models for others in the community. The group, whose members I met this summer, is made up of a unique mix of girls. Together these girls not only stopped child marriages in their own and other villages, they also ensured that girls remained in school and did not drop out. Almost all the girls, despite their tender age, had started contributing to their family’s welfare in some way or another, be it by serving as a singing star in a local village musical troupe or filling in for a priest at a wedding. 

As India was deeply shaken by  some high profile cases of violence against women this year, JMV played its own role in addressing issues of gender equity . While interacting with male JMV participants I came across Manoj and Raju. Both men, in their 30s, did not shy away from admitting publicly that they were actively involved in taking care of their children and helping their spouses as well as their parents. Talking to them made me realise that change is a personal choice and has nothing to do with rural or urban upbringing/lifestyle.

Feb 11, 2014

Uniforms Help Girls Clear Hurdles

Alinafe Kayuwe has been an outstanding student throughout the year in her performance at Santhe secondary school. Her school reports reached CARE’s JMV offices in Kasungu and have shown that she is always in top 5 students of her class!! Alinafe received school uniforms and a school bag from JMV that includes writing materials and also sanitary pads – basic yet critical supplies that help girls remain in school.

“I owe this to Join My Village because they have supported me with all the necessary materials thus taking away my stress and concentrate on my studies, explains the young woman. Alinafe further says that if others can make it to the university then she could too.

Thank you for supporting Alinafe - and girls like her - by providing them with simple supplies that will help them accomplish big dreams.  

Feb 11, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan: CARE's Progress in the Philippines

Immediately after the typhoon, CARE and our local partners responded with emergency relief to reach affected communities.

 Meanwhile, our supporters also responded. CARE   has raised over $20 million (USD) from private and institutional donors towards our emergency response and recovery efforts.

 Thanks to your generous support, CARE is now working with partners to deliver emergency relief in three areas of the Philippines: Leyte (20,000 households), Samar (10,000 households) and Panay (10,000 households).

 CARE's emergency response is focused on providing lifesaving food, shelter and Livelihood assistance, helping communities recover in the months and years to come. Overall, our relief operations are expected to reach 250,000 people.

 Since the storm first hit, CARE has reached more than 200,000 people. This includes:

185,000 people with food relief plus an additional 3,700 people with cash transfers to purchase food and CARE and our partners have delivered more than 1,115 metric tons of food.

36,000 people with emergency shelter supplies including tarpaulins, tools and kitchen sets.  Tarps distributed by CARE would cover the equivalent of 4,040 basketball courts - one of the most popular sports in the Philippines.

3,800 people with high quality shelter repair kits including  corrugated  metal  sheets, tools, specialized nails and other  items; an additional cash supplement for extra costs; and training on building back safer techniques

A long term approach

As Local markets open and food is more available in the communities, CARE will look to scale back our food distribution activities and shift our focus to livelihood support. The goal is to help people meet their own food needs and earn additional income in the months ahead.

The typhoon was devastating for Local Livelihoods.  Some 5.9 million workers in nine regions were affected, with their sources of income destroyed or disrupted. Of these, 2.6 million people have been identified as most vulnerable.

For example, the destruction of the coconut trees will have a serious impact on associated Livelihoods in the industry. More than 33 million of these trees were damaged or destroyed. It generally takes six to nine years for new coconut trees to become productive again.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Typhoon Haiyan also destroyed one third of the Philippines' rice growing areas- an important source of livelihoods and a staple food for the local community.

As many locals say, “It was Yolanda that took our harvest this year."

Working closely with our local partners, in the coming weeks CARE will begin assisting vulnerable families with financial support to restore such Livelihoods as vegetable farming, rice production, fishing and other income-generating activities. The goal of this programming will be to help families meet their basic needs, while earning additional income.

On behalf of the incredible, resilient people of the Philippines, thank you so much for your generous support of CARE’s relief efforts. 


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