Touching Lives

Building confidence for success
EDUCATION

Building confidence for success

It’s a saying that every person is born with a talent, we must identify and nourish our capabilities to shine. Some people develop their artistic skills and reserve them as their vocational interests; on the other hand, some people listen to their hearts and make their passion as a profession. Thi...

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Disaster struck caregivers: Revisiting Cyclone Fani
DISASTER RESPONSE

Disaster struck caregivers: Revisiting Cyclone Fani

India’s eastern front in April of 2019 encountered one of its biggest, strongest tropical cyclone to have stuck the state of Odisha since the catastrophic 1999 Super cyclone. Forming near the equator around April 26, by the time Cyclone Fani reached India, it had gathered enough momentum to affect...

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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 landles...

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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 extr...

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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 Bandapip...

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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 Sarov...

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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 u...

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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 ...

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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 go...

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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 enhance...

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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 Kan...

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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 d...

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