CARE works towards cutting poverty off at its roots and to provide tools for sustainable change globally to the people most vulnerable to hunger, violence, disease and disaster.
Our efforts have proved fruitful and it has given us immense pleasure in seeing the difference that our work has brought about in the lives of those people who we work with.
So, when The Global Journal gave us recognition by including us among its annual list of the world’s top 100 NGOs and ranked CARE International 7th overall and 2nd best among NGOs in the humanitarian sector, we were definitely elated. It said, “In the world of emergency relief and international development, there are a handful of organizations that have transcended their inter-war or post-war roots and built a global reputation for effectiveness despite a broadening mandate. Without doubt, CARE International fits within this category. Originally formed in 1945 as a symbol of American empathy for the exhausted populations of war-torn Europe (hence, ‘care packages’), the organization has grown into a diverse confederation of 12 national members working in 84 countries to the benefit of 122 million people. Still a first responder in the event of natural disasters or conflict, CARE International has also shifted its mission to embody a holistic approach to fighting global poverty and enhancing human dignity, with a special focus on female empowerment.
In part, CARE International is able to deliver large-scale impact based purely on its size and reach. To see this as the full story, however, would be to discount the true scope of the organization’s activities. With a long-term presence in many of the world’s most vulnerable countries, CARE International is well placed to implement a comprehensive approach, involving pre-emergency resilience and preparedness projects, immediate relief operations and longer-term recovery and community rehabilitation. The organization has also been a sectoral leader in its commitment to international standards of accountability and institutional learning.
Looking to the future, CARE International is likely to become an increasingly vocal presence in high-level international debates around strategies to address enduring challenges like maternal health, hunger, gender equality and climate change mitigation and adaptation. This change-focused advocacy represents an important complement to the on-the-ground work of the organization, particularly in a global environment where financial crisis has exacerbated flagging interest in the Millennium Development Goals.”
We consciously work towards an equitable society to bring about change in the lives of the people we work with. This recognition motivates us further to strengthen our work to achieve the vision and mission to make this world CARE.