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.
Hygiene
Stories of Hope

Hygiene

  • Change is possible! Now women talk comfortably about their menstrual needs.
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Change is possible! Now women talk comfortably about their menstrual needs.

    Sangeeta and her daughter switched to sanitary pads, even though it was expensive for the family. Sangeeta, 32 years of age, is a P.A.C.E. Champion as part of the Women + Water Alliance. She is from the community of Sindals, the bottom-most caste, discriminated against for generations. Her husband is bedridden with a handicap, and Sangeeta and her daughte... Read More

  • Unthinkable! Borrowing money to build a toilet at home
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    Unthinkable! Borrowing money to build a toilet at home

    Rani is pressed for money, but that has not dissuaded her from borrowing money from the Self Help Group (SHG) to construct a toilet at home after she learned of the importance of having a toilet at home from the P.A.C.E. training.  She was the first to take out a loan for a toilet in the village; since then, another three members have also borrowed money to construc... 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

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