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The latest blogs from CARE India staff and partners around the world.

  • A new outlook towards life
    LIVELIHOOD

    A new outlook towards life

    The right support and push at the most opportune moment can change people’s lives. The story of Bela Ben corroborates this belief. Bela Ben (name changed), aged 35 years, lives in Dabha village, Jambusar Block in Bharuch district of Gujarat with her husband and three children. They were landless labourers and faced difficulties on a daily basis to get employment.... Read More

  • From Refugee to Pharmacist, this 12-Year-Old is Building a Better Future for Herself
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    From Refugee to Pharmacist, this 12-Year-Old is Building a Better Future for Herself

    Noor Kajol likes to stay busy. The 12-year-old fills her days studying Arabic, playing games with friends, and making art. A refugee from Myanmar now living in a CARE-managed camp in Bangladesh, she left Myanmar with her family a year ago in the wave of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing extreme violence in the country. She has two older sisters and three young... Read More

  • Women Lead the Way
    LIVELIHOOD

    Women Lead the Way

    The region of Maharashtra, in western India, which relies on its cotton-based agricultural economy, is fraught with several challenges, such as water stress and climate variability. Maklibai is a 35-year-old farmer living with her husband Dinesh and their three children in the village of Bandapipal, located in the Maharashtra region of India. She and her husband ha... Read More

  • Sustenance through Milk Collection Centre
    LIVELIHOOD

    Sustenance through Milk Collection Centre

    In a bid to build leadership of women in the community, we facilitated the formation of a women’s Self-Help Group (SHG) in Salepur Sangadi village of Jambusar, Gujarat called Jai Swaminarayan Group. The members of this SHG belong to an erstwhile tribal community that migrated from the Sardar Sarovar Dam submergence area of Madhya Pradesh and rehabilitated here. W... Read More

  • Silage helped increasing income of SHG
    LIVELIHOOD

    Silage helped increasing income of SHG

    Jai Bhatuji is one of the Self-Help Groups (SHG) of Dabha village, located in Jambusar, Gujarat, which has been developed and facilitated by CARE India. After an exposure visit to Zarola in Anand district, Gujarat, Jai Bhathuji SHG members decided to set up a demonstration of silage, until then an unknown term in that area. Silage, usually made from grass or other gre... Read More

  • Action 4 RED Campaign
    HEALTH

    Action 4 RED Campaign

    Demystifying myths and empowering girls with knowledge When I had my periods, I used to rely on my peers help to me manage and prepare for the menstruation cycles. CARE India’s campaign helped me to improve my understanding of this natural process, so I am sharing key information with the younger girls in the community as ... Read More

  • Demystifying the taboo around menstruation
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Demystifying the taboo around menstruation

    A strong woman stands up for herself, a stronger woman stands up for others. Kiran’s story from Jirapur village, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh When CARE India commenced its intervention under the Women + Water Programme, Kiran was chosen as the mobiliser as she was active and had good interaction and acceptance in the village. She lives in a small vil... Read More

  • Menstrual hygiene starts with awareness
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Menstrual hygiene starts with awareness

    Sima lives with her husband and two children, a five-year-old girl and a two-year-old boy, in Silfodkheda village, Dewas district, Madhya Pradesh. Her husband is a construction worker and provides for the family well. When CARE India initiated the P.A.C.E. (personal advancement and career enhancement) curriculum under the Women + Water programme in Sima’s village... Read More

  • World Book Day – Equipping the poor with libraries
    EDUCATION

    World Book Day – Equipping the poor with libraries

    Children attending public schools are often found to be incapable of reading and writing to a level which is appropriate to their age. The daunting challenge before the state government is how to improve reading and writing competency of children attending public schools. CARE is implementing Kanya Sampurna Project (KSP) in partnership with Titan Company Limited. O... Read More

  • Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives in Malawi
    INTERNATIONAL

    Disaster Preparedness Saves Lives in Malawi

    In 2015, Jina Fungo and her family were completely surprised when a raging flood ripped through their village in the southern Malawi with no warning. They escaped in a canoe, managing to find safety upland. Jina’s husband made a desperate attempt to return to their village, Chilanga. “After dropping us off, he paddled back to try and save some of our belongings... Read More

  • Thousands flock to camps as homes are swept away by floods in Malawi
    INTERNATIONAL

    Thousands flock to camps as homes are swept away by floods in Malawi

    Christina Fachi a mother of five arrived at Bitilinyu two weeks ago after her village in Kasume was flooded. She lost her two huts, a granary and some livestock. “Although I am glad to be alive, I feel empty as I have lost everything that I worked for years,” she says. “My whole life’s work was swept away by the floods. I will have to start again from noth... Read More

  • Women and Girls at Risk of Abuse in Camps
    INTERNATIONAL

    Women and Girls at Risk of Abuse in Camps

    Mary* (not real name) escaped from floods in her village to seek refuge in a camp 20 kilometres from her village. Life in the camp hasn’t been easy. “I am always afraid to go to sleep,” she says. “Our tents don’t have doors so it’s easy for someone to just slip in and abuse you.” After a three-week dry spell, the heavens opened up with a ste... Read More

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