Metrics for careaustralia calculated by PicoMico
53-year-old Fainesi lives in Malawi. When CARE first met Fainesi she was caring for her three grandchildren and hadn't eaten in days. CARE provided her with training and tools to improve her harvest. She says, "I learned to plant one seed at a time and 70cm apart. I get a better harvest now.” You can help families like Fainesi's by purchasing a CAREgift of drought-resistant seeds for only $10 this Christmas, via the CAREgifts link in our bio 📷 : @joshestey/CARE
We are thrilled to announce that this Christmas, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, and have DOUBLE the impact! Thanks to a group of generous CARE Australia supporters who have banded together, all gifts this Christmas, up to $40,000, will be matched before 25 December. To double your donation and support vulnerable women and girls in crisis, head to the ‘women in crisis’ link in our bio.
Gifts that keep on giving! The purchase of a CAREgift will support families and communities that need it most, by saving lives and defeating poverty. When you purchase a CAREgift, you are helping families to grow healthy food, send their children to school or access lifesaving healthcare and clean water. Browse our full range of CAREgifts via the link in our bio.
In countries affected by conflict, girls are 2.5 times likelier not to be in school. They also face increased risk of physical violence and sexual assault, with 1 in 5 female refugees affected. This Christmas, help girls to access safe and healthy living conditions. Donate today, via the women in crisis link in our bio. Image: @emilykinskey/CARE
The lives of thousands of women and children in Yemen have been affected by conflict and crisis. With their lives uprooted and families torn apart, many are dependent on support and assistance from CARE, for survival and the chance at rebuilding their futures. Help women and girls to secure a safe and healthy future, by donating today, via the women in crisis link in our bio. Image: Holly Frew/CARE
Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Gift your loved ones something a little different this year. Shop our range of CAREgifts, via the link in our bio. #GiftsThatSaveLives
“I didn’t know I was pregnant until my stomach became big. That’s when I realised I was pregnant." 17-year-old Grace* speaks of falling pregnant from sexual assault in her home town of Goli, South Sudan. After losing her father in the civil war and fleeing to Uganda, Grace is building a new life for herself and her baby in the settlement camp, with support from her neighbours and CARE staff. Tragically, Grace's story is not unique. With your help, more girls like Grace can get the support they need, building strength for themselves and their families. You can help, by clicking the women and crisis link in our bio. *name changed.
In the Bajura District of Western Nepal, CARE is supporting women throughout pregnancy and birth. Bindu Bista is a midwife at one of the 27 clinics CARE has upgraded, where 24 birth attendants have received training. You can help us to continue supporting new mums by purchasing a 'Healthy start for a baby' CAREgift this Christmas. Shop CAREgifts via the link in our bio.
Meet Adrianne, a Melbourne-based animator and illustrator. @adriannewalujo.o loves to tell stories and solve design challenges, through fun and effective creative solutions. "It is an amazing thing to seen ordinary people doing their best in their different capacities to make this world better place". This Christmas, Adrianne has designed a CAREgift card that supports a healthy start for a new born baby. By purchasing one of these cards for a loved one, you are supporting mums and babies across the globe that need it most. Shop now, via the CAREgifts link in our bio.
In areas of conflict and crisis, women and girls are more likely to experience physical, sexual or gender-based violence. 17-year-old Grace* was left orphaned and vulnerable, when her father was killed during the war in South Sudan. Grace was violently and sexually assaulted by armed men, forcing her to flee to Uganda for safety. She has since given birth to a baby girl, whilst living alone in a refugee settlement camp. Your donation can support women and girls just like Grace by contributing to the work CARE does throughout the world. *name changed. Donate today, via the link in our bio.
In South Sudan, Regina and her daughter have received critical assistance, through the provision of everyday items such as soap, blankets, mats and cloth. After losing her husband, mother-in-law and three children as a result of the civil war, Regina's home was burnt to the ground by armed men. Support women like Regina to rebuild a life for herself and her family by donating today, via the women in crisis link in our bio. Image: @lucyclairebeck/CARE
17-year-old Grace* fled the war in South Sudan, seeking refuge in Uganda after losing her father and falling victim to sexual assault. Upon arriving in a refugee settlement, Grace learned she was pregnant, and has since given birth to her daughter. Unable to attend high school and now a new parent, Grace takes care of her daughter and looks to CARE staff for support in building a safe and healthy life for her new family. With your support, girls like Grace can continue to rebuild their lives with strength and determination. *name changed. Donate today, via the link in our bio. Image: @joshestey/CARE
We're so excited to launch our brand new range of limited edition illustrated CAREgifts cards. Which one will you be buying for friends and family this year? Shop the entire range via the link in our bio.
Sallyn is a passionate supporter of gender equality in Papua New Guinea. Sallyn says, "I started a women’s group in 1998, with 46 members, only women. Our interests were women’s issues, how we could meaningfully participate and benefit in this country where men are favoured ... Women’s self-esteem is so low because we have been suppressed for so long, it’s culturally in-built. It does not change overnight." Sallyn now leads a coffee farming cooperative which is supported by CARE. The cooperative offers training in financial management, improving farming techniques and the importance of sharing the roles both in the farm and the house between husbands and wives. Sallyn's group now has 1,700 members, both men and women. She says, "As individuals we cannot do enough, but when you get together as a group, that’s when you can change your cultural setting, and the environment that you live in. Start there." Image: John Hewat/CARE
War is hard for everybody, but it is infinitely harder on children. 10-year-old Amaal is from Yemen, like many families hers had to flee their home town due to war. Amaal's family can longer afford to send her and her siblings to school, but this hasn't stopped Amaal from finding new ways to learn. After spotting CARE's project team giving hygiene awareness sessions to help stop the spread of cholera, Amaal began copying them. She now spreads hygiene awareness amongst her friends. “I can’t wait now to go back home to my old school to finish my studies,” she says confidently. “Because I want to be a doctor in the future and cure diseases.” Image: @jenbose_care/CARE
21-year-old Rima is a quality inspector at a garment factory in Bangladesh. Rima's factory is taking part in a two-year pilot project called 'Empowering Women Workers in Bangladesh' funded by @cotton_on_group Bangladesh is a patriarchal society. Men have traditionally been the main income earners and still have control over their wives’ income and decision-making. CARE and @cotton_on_group aim to encourage more women to move into leadership roles and have an equal say in the decisions that affect them – at work, at home and in their communities. After having participated in CARE's training Rima says, "My previous mindset was women cannot do anything, but that has changed now. Women can play a role at home and in the workplace. Some of the other participants come from very poor families and they didn’t know much. They now know with their two hands, they can do anything." You can read more about this program here > https://www.care.org.au/cotton-on/ Image: @jorja.currington/CARE
Fatima is living in a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq after she fled the Yazidi genocide. She spends her days maintaining a large flower garden in front of her tent. She says, "We cannot survive here without flowers.” CARE is working in the camps for internally displaced people and providing clean water and emergency kits including solar lamps. Image: Emily Kinsky/CARE
Mary is a farmer in Uganda, she is worried that her harvests have plummeted and she has no way to support her children. Mary is joining CARE's 'She Feeds The World' program where she will learn techniques to increase her crops and find access to a market where she can sell her produce at a fair price. Image: @joshestey/CARE
7-year-old Maria loves coming to school and wants to be a doctor. Maria says, "I would like to be a doctor when I grow up because I want to help sick people. I want to provide medication and help sick people get better. One of my aunties is sick right now and I wish I could help her." Five of the six teachers at Maria's school in remote PNG have had no training and work on a volunteer basis. CARE with support from @dfat is working to train the teachers and support them to complete a Diploma of Early Childhood Education. Image: John Hewat/CARE