About Care

In 2012, CARE International worked in 84 countries around the world, supporting 997 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects to reach more than 83 million people. 68% of CARE´s projects in FY12 addressed women’s empowerment and gender equality, facilitating transformative change in gender roles and empowering women and girls. 26% of CARE’s projects in FY12 addressed sexual and gender-based violence. More than half of CARE’s projects in FY12 helped poor people claim their rights and advocate for policy change at local, national or regional levels. (Source: CARE International Key Figures and Country List for FY12) CARE Rwanda works closely together…
Early Days In 1984, CARE was formally invited by the Government of Rwanda to open an office and establish a comprehensive development program in the country. In the 1980s, even more so than now, the majority of the population was rural and dependent on subsistence agriculture. In addition, Rwanda was at the time hosting many refugees. One of the side effects of this was that forests were being rapidly cut down for energy consumption, thus increasing land erosion and contributing to rapid land degradation. CARE International’s first interventions in Rwanda therefore focused on reforestation, agro-forestry and energy conservation. Increasing access…
CARE International's Vision We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE International's Mission Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources, and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. We facilitate lasting change…