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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

Mar 26

“We worry a lot about this disease.”

By CARE Australia March 26, 2020 0 comments

29-year-old Rosaline is a nurse in a CARE-supported health facility in Sierra Leone. She was a front-line worker during Ebola and is now helping her community prepare for the COVID-19 coronavirus. What is the situation like in Sierra Leone right now? …

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Mar 6

A harrowing journey from unimaginable violence to strength

By CARE Australia March 6, 2020 0 comments

Raped and left for dead on the same day her husband was murdered, Cecile* survived. Now safe in Uganda, she helps other women who have experienced gender-based violence.  In a single horrific day, Cecile’s life changed forever.  As she tended to her garden in the Democratic…

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Mar 5

The racecar driver leaving gender stereotypes in the dust

By CARE Australia March 5, 2020 0 comments

“The gas pedal makes me feel free.” Car racing may be a male-dominated sport, but women like Marah are leaving gender stereotypes in the dust.  Car racing may be a male-dominated sport, but women like Marah, 28, are changing that. At improvised racetracks around the West Bank, she…

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Mar 4

The female car mechanic defying the odds in a male-dominated field

By CARE Australia March 4, 2020 0 comments

A rare female mechanic in Bangladesh, Rabeya is excelling in a field dominated by men and using her earnings to pull her family out of poverty.  Rabeya is wearing navy scrubs spotted with grease stains. She rolls up her sleeves and steps on a stool, popping open the…

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Mar 3

Rebuilding after losing everything in Typhoon Haiyan

By CARE Australia March 3, 2020 0 comments

Rosemarie had to rebuild her life after a typhoon destroyed her home in the Philippines. Today, her farm is doing better than ever, allowing her to send her kids to college.  When Rosemarie recalls surviving 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan – one of the most difficult experiences of her life…

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Mar 2

Fighting her way to financial independence

By CARE Australia March 2, 2020 0 comments

Complete dependence on her husband strained Brigitte’s marriage and limited her freedom. Now she runs a business her whole family can be proud of. Brigitte, a 43-year-old mother of four, grew up on a small farm much like the one she lives on now in a sleepy hillside…

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Feb 13

Messages of hope for Australian bushfire survivors from Syrian refugees

By CARE Australia February 13, 2020 37 comments

There are no kangaroos in Syria or Jordan, but nine-year-old twin brothers Anas and Ayman couldn’t stop thinking about the Australian animals and people affected by the ongoing bushfires. Syrian refugees living in Jordan, Anas and Ayman first heard about the out-of-control bushfires that have ravaged…

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Jan 15

Kindness changes lives

By CARE Australia January 15, 2020 1 comment

You have never met these people. But kind supporters like you have changed each of their lives, and brought hope to their children.  They are all examples of the incredible difference you make as a CARE supporter. Grace in Uganda You may remember…

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