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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 16

‘I cannot rest while my grandchildren are hungry.’

By CARE Australia April 16, 2015 0 comments

Fainesi has been looking after her three grandchildren since their mother died during childbirth 15 years ago. Photo: © Josh Estey/CARE

Life is hard as a farmer in Malawi, but life as a grandmother can be even harder. Despite Fainesi’s relentless work to grow enough maize for her family, the  threat of hunger is constant.  Fainesi Zagwa and her three grandchildren haven’t eaten for three days.  It’s the lean season in Central…

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Apr 16

Farming a future in Malawi

By CARE Australia April 16, 2015 0 comments

Emily is a CARE volunteer Farmer-to-Farmer Trainer in Malawi. Photo: © Josh Estey/CARE

Emily is a CARE volunteer Farmer-to-Farmer Trainer in Malawi. She was selected from more than 600 people in her village to teach modern agriculture practices to local farmers to help improve food security in her community.

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May 6

Celebrating mothers around the world

By CARE Australia May 6, 2014 0 comments

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers around the world! This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the millions of amazing mothers CARE is supporting, who are helping their families and communities overcome poverty. Palmira Sanches won an award for being a role model parent in one of CARE’s education projects in Timor-Leste.

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Sep 12

Mothers making education count in Malawi

By CARE Australia September 12, 2013 2 comments

Lobina is a member of the Mothers’ Group in her village, who volunteer their time to help keep children in school. ©Josh Estey/CARE

CARE-led mothers' groups in Malawi volunteer their time to help keep children in school

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Aug 26

WE-RISE: Helping Fortunate feed her family

By CARE Australia August 26, 2013 0 comments

Mother of four Fortunate has a difficult time feeding her young children. Her husband has eight other children with his second wife. Polygamy is a normal cultural tradition in Malawi that puts poor married women like Fortunate under intense financial pressure. ©Josh Estey/CARE

CARE's WE-RISE program trains women from female-headed households to improve their access to food and income.

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May 9

‘The children and I are living a miserable life’

By CARE Australia May 9, 2013 0 comments

By Laura Hill, CARE Australia, Media Advisor Most of the time Nasumati can make the small amount of food she grows or buys stretch for days, but in her hands today is a bowl with half a cup of ground maize. Looking at the meagre amount of food, she regrettably…

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