CARE India believes in helping individuals live a life of dignity. To achieve this, our livelihood programmes focus on generating sustainable livelihoods. This is done through capacity building, fostering community links and promoting small businesses. CARE India puts special focus on entrepreneurial ventures, which are owned by women. Through its livelihood programmes, CARE India promotes microfinance, Self Help Groups, capacity building and small businesses. It also fosters linkages between community collectives and financial institutions. CARE also focuses on improving the literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills to promote sustainable livelihoods.

Major Achievements

  • 01 14 livelihoods initiatives reached 189,000+ women and 119,000+ men were directly, and more than 285 women and 268 men indirectly across seven states in.
  • 02 15% and 21% growths in asset values for households when calculated with and without agricultural land respectively was achieved through Pathways
  • 03 13,000 poor household have additional economic opportunities and income, through Pathways project poor household have additional
  • 04 33% increase in the number of women involved in business activities, registered under Banking on Change project.
  • 05 189,000 +Women and 119,000 + men reached directly through 14 different livelihood initiatives across seven states

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The Motivator

A 45-year-old tribal woman from Orissa, Arna Majhi struggled to make ends meet as a farmer. That was until her zeal to be successful in life, got her the attention of CARE India project coordinator. Impressed with her determination to work hard to achieve success, Arna was selected as a woman champion from her village and trained by CARE India in implementing modern agricultural practices. After the training, Arna, along with her husband, meticulously implemented the practices of seed treatment and line sowing in their field, and increased their yield by 50%. Today she works as an animator with CARE India at a Farmer Field School under project Pathways, travels to various villages in the district along with CARE India team, and motivates others to adopt modern agricultural practices. Read more…