CARE India is a registered Section 8 company in India and a member of CARE confederation present in 100 countries, which works with the most marginalised women and girls to alleviate poverty and reduce social injustice through comprehensive programmes in health, education, livelihoods and humanitarian assistance and rehabilitation.
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  • Collective action helps save a 10-day-old Pradeep
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    Collective action helps save a 10-day-old Pradeep

    Pradeep with his mother When MInu Bindua, CARE India’s frontline worker from Madhya Pradesh Nutrition Project (MPNP) met 10-days-old Pradeep, she was shocked to find the baby boy, severely malnourished and almost on the verge of collapsing. She immediately contacted other team members at CARE and they sprang into action and tried all me... Read More

  • Timely intervention saves two-year-old Gayatri’s life
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    Timely intervention saves two-year-old Gayatri’s life

    Deva and her daughter Gayatri  Mother of a two-year-old Gayatri, Deva, was deeply upset and often felt helpless when she saw that her daughter couldn’t run and play like other children of her age. Deva did not know what was wrong with her daughter and had no idea how to help her. Her worst fear came true when Poonam, a frontline wo... Read More

  • Taking Charge
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    Taking Charge

    “Yes, I am the one. I am using copper-T. My mother-in-law didn’t approve of it initially and neither did my husband. They would tell me that getting the sterilization done is a gunah (sin) according to our holy book. They would scare me for what my fate would be after death, if I underwent sterilization”, says 32 year old A. Parveen, who belongs to... Read More

  • Intervention helped a severely malnourished 3-month boy to bounce back to good health
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    Intervention helped a severely malnourished 3-month boy to bounce back to good health

    Intervention helped a severely malnourished 3-month boy to bounce back to good health Located in one of India’s harshest conditions geographically and climatically, ancient beliefs against immunisation in Barmer are a common existence. In was in January 2015, that the story of a three-month-old boy, Kamlesh from Barmer District&rs... Read More

  • Bihar dikhaye disha
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    Bihar dikhaye disha

    I visited Lakhisarai and Begusarai district of Bihar on 17th February, 2016. During my visit, I met the ANMs who have been trained through AMANAT (Apatkalin Matritva evam Navjat Tatparta) – CARE India’s mobile nurse mentoring intervention at the Barahiya PHC in Lakhisarai district. The ANMs exuded confidence and seemed to be well equipped t... Read More

  • Towards Empowerment: the life story of Kabita Mahato
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    Towards Empowerment: the life story of Kabita Mahato

    36 year old Kabita Mahato is the Cluster representative under HEVS initiative at Barogram Gram Panchayat of Purulia district, West Bengal.  She is also a renowned Village Organization leader, but Kabita’s life was not always as inspiring as it appears today. Kabita’s journey to this day has been full of struggles. She was born into a fa... Read More

  • Saving Bihar’s Babies Through Mission Taalash
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    Saving Bihar’s Babies Through Mission Taalash

    The Block Panapur lies in an area of strong Naxalite influence, and has been subjected to several attacks in the past. It is near the districts of Siwan and Gopalganj. The only medical facility in the Block is a Primary Health Centre (PHC) which runs in an APHC building and lacks basic infrastructural facilities. There is only one ambulance at the PHC. In line wi... Read More

  • Discovering one’s strengths: Dolly’s story
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    Discovering one’s strengths: Dolly’s story

    Dolly Betal and her family live in a small village called Lego, which is part of the Bankura district of West Bengal. They grow potatoes and paddy for living, but technical and environmental shortcomings make it difficult for the family to make ends meet. Working hard to feed the family has also taken a toll on Dolly’s health. She would constantly get tired... Read More

  • Instilling a will to live
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    Instilling a will to live

    Selina Khatun’s life has not been anything short of a battlefield. It all started after she lost both her parents and by the time she was 14 she was constantly shuffling between her grandparents’ and her two sisters. There was no stability in her life. ... Read More

  • Going the extra mile, to save a life
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    Going the extra mile, to save a life

    The quality of healthcare in Bihar has never been in synch with the rest of the country, and this affects the most vulnerable section of the society the most. The national programs initiated by the government rarely benefit the segment of the society these programs are created for. The birth of a baby girl in an ambulance is therefore not startling, bec... Read More

  • One Team. One Heartbeat… Surajmani’s Story
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    One Team. One Heartbeat… Surajmani’s Story

    Surajmani is a 52 year old widow. She earns a living as a labour in agricultural fields. Through her income, she can meet her basic survival needs. For any other expenditure, she has to take a loan with a high interest rate. She is a poor and weak woman from the Santhali tribe of Dighalbank Block in Kishanganj District. Surajmani has four daughters... Read More

  • Planning family in a healthier way
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    Planning family in a healthier way

    Manju Rani Mahato is a 35 year old housewife from the Garafusra Village of Purulia District. When the HEVS team first met her through its reproductive health initiatives she was already a mother of 5. Wife of Gouranga Prasad Mahato Manju’s daily living revolves around everyday household chores besides attending the meetings of Durgamoyee Mahila Sami... Read More

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