Fighting poverty around the world by CARE Australia - May 1, 2014 CARE has nearly 70 years of experience helping the poorest communities in the world overcome poverty, but what does that look like? Here are just a few examples of CARE’s long-term working fighting poverty around the world today: Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world. Education can be out of reach for many – particularly girls and those living in remote areas. CARE has been supporting education in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years, providing children like this 9-year-old student with the chance to go to school. Image: CARE. Benvinda (centre) is the leader of a farmer’s group CARE is supporting in Timor-Leste. The farmers work together and receive training, improved seed varieties, tools and materials from CARE to increase crop yield, earn an income and build their resilience to cope during times of food shortage. Image: Tom Greenwood/CARE. Ninety-five per cent of CARE’s staff are nationals of the country they work in – which means they understand the local language, culture, and issues facing the community. Bopha Lam is 30 years old and has worked with CARE in Cambodia for two years as a Teacher Trainer. Image: Laura Hill/CARE. Ma Thi Huong is 35 and lives in Vietnam. She is a pig farmer who participated in training run by CARE on new techniques to care for her animals. She has increased her income, which has allowed her to build a new home for her family. Image: Josh Estey/CARE Lobina is a member of a Mothers’ Group supported by CARE in Malawi. The group members volunteer their time as advocates for education and encourage parents to keep their children in school. ©Josh Estey/CARE Remedios Petilla, 70, stands proudly in her home which was re-built using a shelter repair kit provided by CARE and our partner ACCORD following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Image: CARE. School children in Timor-Leste read their copies of CARE’s educational magazine ‘Lafaek’, which is the only publication in the country that uses the national language Tetun. Image: Jane Dempster/CARE.