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. | We are responding to the second wave of COVID – 19 by setting up temporary COVID Care Facilities and supporting frontline workers with PPE kits.
Who we are

About Us

Who we are


CARE is a not-for-profit organisation working in India for 70 years, focusing on alleviating poverty and social injustice. We do this through well planned and comprehensive projects in health, education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response. Our overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalised communities leading to improvement in their lives and livelihoods.

During FY 2019-20, CARE India directly reached out to 50.4 million people directly through 53 projects across 19 states, covering more than 90 districts. We are part of the CARE International Confederation, working in 100 countries for a world where all people live with dignity and security.

Why Women and Girls?

CARE focuses on the empowerment of women and girls because they are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination; and suffer abuse and violations in the realisation of their rights, entitlements and access and control over resources. Also, experience shows that, when equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities overcome poverty, marginalisation and social injustice.

  • History
  • Programme Goals
  • Vision & Mission
  • Awards


Retired public health nurse Helene Moos presented with a mobile health unit by CARE

While CARE has been working in India since 1946, it formally arrived in the country in 1950, through the signing of the Indo-CARE Bilateral Agreement. Over the years, CARE India has actively contributed to the country’s overall social development through various interventions. A brief glimpse of this journey shown below.

Programme Goal

Women and girls from the most marginalised communities are empowered, live in dignity and their households have secure and resilient lives. CARE India aims to accomplish this goal by working with 50 million people to help them meet their health, education and livelihoods entitlements and aspirations.

Our Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.

Our Mission

CARE India helps alleviate poverty and social exclusion by facilitating empowerment of women and girls from poor and marginalised communities.

Recent Awards And Recognition

Year 2019

  • Awards received by Khushi project: In January, two Anganwadi workers were selected by the Ministry for Women & Child Development for the ‘National Awards for Exceptional Achievements’. In June, Hindustan Zinc Limited, who funds the Khushi Project, was awarded the CSR Health Impact Award 2019 for supporting this project, which was given the title of ‘Game Changer’

Year 2018

  • CRISIL awarded CARE India a ‘VO 1A’ rating, which indicates ‘Very Strong Delivery Capability and High Financial Proficiency’

Year 2017

  • The Digital Trailblazers Award at the Digital India Conclave organised by the India Today Group in Patna, Bihar for using technology to provide state-of-the-art healthcare services to the people of Bihar

Year 2016

  • Special Award by the State Government for notable contribution and support to the Kala Azar Elimination Programme in Bihar
  • Ranked as India’s most trusted NGO in the Brand Trust Report India Study 2016, in a study of 20,000 brands across 16 cities
  • AXA Global Corporate Responsibility Week Award for the ‘Where The Rain Falls’ (WfRF) Community Based Adaptation Project. This project helps Adivasi (tribal) women and their communities to address climate change, with an emphasis on empowering girls and women to better care for their household and family
  • Best Ooster Award at the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, in Vancouver, Canada for the development of an innovation that aimed to strengthen the teamwork and motivation of the community health workers called Team-Based Goals and Incentives (TBGI)
  • Support from ‘Horlicks Ahaar Abhiyaan’ for Briddhi project that worked towards improving and providing nutrition support to children in West Bengal

Year 2015

  • NGO Global Excellence Award in the category of education of girls, for UDAAN Project

Year 2013

  • Felicitation from Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for contribution in providing instant relief to people affected in Uttarakhand floods
  • Tuberculosis Champion Award for the year 2013 in the individual category for IMPACT Project. This award is supported by McGill University and Global Health Strategies to recognize, individuals and organisations who have done outstanding work for TB control; care and support for patients.
  • NGO Global Excellence Award in the category of Early Childhood Development and Education. This project worked towards improving school readiness by providing support to Anganwadi Workers through mobile technology