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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Stories of Hope

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  • Weaving a ray of hope
    COVID - 19 Response

    Weaving a ray of hope

    Mrs. V. Samrajyam does not have to worry about arranging meals for her family for the next 45 days during these COVID 19 times. Till a few days back, she was in distress and under severe stress. She belongs to the handloom weavers community in Mangalagiri, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. At age 63, she is a daily wager and earns INR 300 per day for her hard work. ... Read More

  • Little help goes a long way
    COVID - 19 Response

    Little help goes a long way

    At 18, Sarathi is determined to get her sisters' educated. Belonging from a minority group and growing up in the absence of a mother has time and again presented her with various challenges. Sarathi resides in the Purulia district of West Bengal. Her family consists of her father and three sisters. Her mother passed away after giving birth to her fourth child. Her ... Read More

  • Finding a way amidst troubles
    COVID - 19 Response

    Finding a way amidst troubles

    Prior to the lockdown due to COVID - 19, 30-year-old Kiran was barely able to manage her life. With woeful eyes, she said, "My husband was a mason, two years ago our life took a flip when he was diagnosed with throat cancer. To manage my four kids with an ailing husband, I moved to my mother's place in Ambedkar Camp, Delhi. I began working as domestic help with her... Read More

  • 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

  • A story of resilience and transformation
    WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

    A story of resilience and transformation

    The women of Ashapur village tell how they have been able to bounce back after floods affected their lives. The P.A.C.E. training gave them knowledge on water-borne diseases in the wake of floods, and, as a result, they were able to take preventive measures. In Khandwa’s village of Ashapur, the women who underwent the P.A.C.E. training showed their remarkable abi... Read More

  • 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 extreme violence in the country. She has two older sisters and three young... Read More

  • 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 Bandapipal, located in the Maharashtra region of India. She and her husband ha... Read More

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