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Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Apr 24

The Garment Industry in Cambodia

By CARE Australia April 24, 2017 0 comments

The garment sector in Cambodia employs approximately 600,000 people and up to 85% of workers are women with a vast majority migrating from their home provinces for employment.  Although women workers predominate the garment industry, sexual harassment is an issue.  CARE’s research study, I know I cannot quit.’ The Prevalence…

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Apr 21

Four ways you’re helping families through emergencies

By CARE Australia April 21, 2017 0 comments

It is sometimes overwhelming to be reminded of the many conflicts and natural disasters going on around us. But it’s only through sharing these stories that we can raise awareness and the funds required to do something to help those in peril and suffering. Here are four examples, from four…

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Apr 21

Thank you for helping mothers like Dana

By CARE Australia April 21, 2017 1 comment

Dana with her two sons, Mohammad (4) and Abdulsalam (2) in a refugee camp in Serbia. Image © Toby Madden/CARE

This February we set out to raise $200,000 to help give mothers like Dana a chance to  start their lives again after fleeing conflict. Thanks to your incredible generosity, we are thrilled so say we reached our target! On behalf of mothers like Dana everywhere, thank you so much for…

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Apr 21

Savings Groups Creating Independent Women

By CARE Australia April 21, 2017 0 comments

Vibol earns up to $50 a week through the grocery stall she set up using a loan from her Village Savings and Loans Association. Image © Jenny Conrad/CARE

Thanks to our generous supporters, in 1991 CARE launched a transformative program in Niger that would change the world. It harnessed the ancient practice of group savings in an innovative concept called Village Savings & Loan Associations or VSLAs. The groups offered communities without formal financial services – and women in particular…

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Apr 21

An update on the situation in Yemen

By CARE Australia April 21, 2017 0 comments

Matera has received CARE Cash transfer assistance. She used it to build a one-room-house for herself to protect her from animals, storms and rain.

CARE’s Karl-Otto Zentel has just returned from Yemen and answers five burning questions about the crisis affecting nearly 19 million people. Karl-Otto Zentel, National Director of CARE Germany To what extent has the situation for Yemenis deteriorated? After another two years of war, the current situation is disastrous. More than…

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Apr 18

The first female graduate

By CARE Australia April 18, 2017 0 comments

Alma is the first female coffee graduate placed with SMS-PNG. Image: Patrick McCloskey/CARE.

CARE has worked with coffee industry stakeholders in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for more than three years to help the industry be more inclusive of women. The Coffee Industry Graduate Program aims to increase the number of women working in positions that give training to coffee farmers. Alma Lance is…

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Apr 11

Donkeys, dignity and dunnies in Dadaab

By CARE Australia April 11, 2017 0 comments

Good sanitation is important. It prevents children from illnesses like diarrhoea, keeps girls in school and reduces healthcare costs. Fatih is one of over 275,000 inhabitants in Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp. She is 30 years old, a mother of one, and is a self-made woman; building latrines on…

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