|Afghanistan||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security; Household Lively Security|
Objective: Help widows supplement their families' diets and earn income through animal husbandry.
|Afghanistan||Microfinance; VS&L||Household Lively Security|
Objective: improve the economic security of households in targeted areas in Kabul City through the strategic use of savings and credit groups (SCGs) and by establishing a financially sustainable micro-finance institution (Mofad microfinance Company (MFI ) ) that targets vulnerable women.
|Afghanistan||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Household Lively Security|
Objective: Income generating activities for widows through poultry value chains.
Objective is to develop the capacity of 700 vulnerable women in Afghanistan through training activities that will help them become self-sufficient. Trainings include: food processing, poultry and livestock development, and cosmetology.
|Afghanistan||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Household Lively Security; Integrated and Other Health; Water and Sanitation|
Objective: help poor rural communities through cash-for-work, capacity building, and infrastructure projects that promote the health and well being of vulnerable residents.
|Afghanistan||Social & Economic Activity Development|
Objective: provide 1800 ex-combatants with sustainable livelihoods in an effort to demobilize and sustainably reintegrate them into civilian life.
|Angola||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Emergency Relief; Household Lively Security; Water and Sanitation|
Objective: Implement activities to re-integrate and increase sustainable agriculture development of the 12,000 ex-Combatanta and their 4,000 dependents who have returned and created pressure on food security in the Andulo Municipality of Bie province.
|Angola||Microfinance||Household Lively Security|
Objective: To reconcile, mitigate, and avoid conflicts over land resettlement, returnee reclamation, informal occupation, and formal rights by assisting the GoA to create and implement a process for making claim to and establishing the secure formal land rights of returning displaced people, former combatants, and untitled communities and individual smallholders that informally occupy their land.
Economic development objective/component:
Mobilize women and youth for attaining economic resilience to realize and sustain land rights : Create the dynamic for sustained economic growth on the level needed to improve human rights and mobilize targeted people to achieve successful land tenure involves formation of groups around certain economic activities.
|Angola||VS&L||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Development; Household Lively Security|
The Objective of the program are:
1) Establish community water standpoints to increase access to clean water for peri-urban populations to more than 25 liters of water per person in two municipalities on the outskirts of Angola’s capital, Luanda (for approximately 6,500 families or 45,600 people, including 16-18,000 schoolchildren);
2) Promote good governance by using water-related activities to improve the capacity of municipal governments and the water utility for: (a) participatory planning, (b) quality service delivery; and, (c) engagement in constructive dialogue with consumers and civil society; and
3) Strengthen civil society by organizing water user associations to participate in improving service delivery and managing water resources.
Economic development objective/component:
1) Small businesses Training Small businesses to be
hired as (pre-paid card vendors in small neighborhood shops) the only ones directly dealing with cash, and will be responsible for depositing money into the community water board bank account.
2) Promotion of Gender Awareness and Empowerment of Women; Train Women’s savings groups in the management of tap stands to forge greater representation for women in planning and management processes.
|Angola||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective:Support ex combatants currently involved in agricultural activities toward growth and income creation and at the same time protect vulnerable people from expending productive assets during crucial times of the year.
Economic development objective/component:
Facilitate VS&L group to access rural micro credit
Training and advisory services for small business development
|Angola||VS&L||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
Objective: Increase the participation of citizens in the process of decision making and problem solving at the local level through a series of activities aimed at strengthening the capacity of local government and traditional authorities to use inclusive participatory methodologies to prevent or mitigate conflict caused by social exclusion and land use. The project will build on the organizational capacity that CARE Angola has developed over the last two years in Bié province and will be piloted in the District of Andulo. The project will focus on the strengthening of local governance and the promotion of community land tenure.
|Angola||VS&L||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
Objective: Project aims include:improving urban services, organizing community groups, creating forums for consultation with municipal government, building the savings capacity of groups, and capacity building.
CARE's role is to train community level organizations to play a key role in ensuring that service users pay fees (e.g., for water), and that infrastructure improvements are maintained. CARE will also foster the creation of micro-enterprise development activities, the installation of secondary and tertiary water distribution networks, and is helping to improve road access, drainage, and sanitation, through sewage connection and latrines in Kilamba Kiaxi.
|Angola||HIV/ AIDS; Household Lively Security|
Objective: Address the threat of HIV/AIDS to rural livelihoods by building on existing relations with communities and by analyzing the risk of HIV/AIDS to household livelihood security.
A ‘learn-by-doing’ approach was implemented and primary focus was on existing community structures, CBOs and FBOs.
|Angola||Microfinance||Household Lively Security; Infrastructure|
Objective: Increase access to electricity for un-served populations in Angola, leading to economic growth and improved service delivery. Design and implement community microfinance institutions to help mitigate the high upfront costs of electricity connection. The targets for these microfinance institutions are the 600 households (of the 5200) that have a daily income of between $1 and $5.
|Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cote d' Ivoire, DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe ||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Child Health; Development; Education; Infrastructure|
Access Africa, a CARE signature program, is a bold, 10-year investment whose returns will be dramatic: 30 million people in 39 sub-Saharan African countries will have the means to break the vicious cycle of poverty, and transform it into a virtuous cycle of rising income, improved health, better education and greater participation in their communities and nations.
|Bangladesh||Microfinance||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
Goal is to strengthen cross-sectoral partnership that can help both development and private sector organizations to work for the society in a mainstreamed way such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The main objective is to develop service providers to build capacity who can help both private and development sector organizations in making partnership for business and society.
|Bangladesh||Child Health; Food Security; Nutritional Support|
The overall goal of the project is to sustainable reduce chronic and transitory food insecurity for 412,475 vulnerable households in 18 districts of Bangladesh. The program activities are framed around four specific objectives:
(a) improved availability and economic access to food for targeted vulnerable households through strengthening livelihoods, securing entitlements, and enhancing accountability of service providers;
(b) sustainable improvement in the health and nutrition of project participants;
(c) enhanced empowerment of 400,000 women and girls from targeted vulnerable households; and
(d) targeted communities and institutions are better able to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters.
The program aims to cover 2209 villages and 137 urban slums including one city corporation.
|Bangladesh||VS&L; Microfinance||Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: reduce poverty in urban and peri-urban areas of Bangladesh by increasing livelihood security of urban and peri-urban household and enhancing scale and effectiveness of the urban and per-urban sector. Focus is on building the capacity of 32 local urban NGOs to support micro-entrepreneurs. The project trains NGOs to improve their ability to do financial planning, financial management, savings and credit accounting, savings and credit management, project design, proposal writing, and impact evaluation of income generating programs. The project also works to support stronger networking between partner NGOs by facilitating cross-visits, creating opportunities for informal networking between partners, and encouraging partners to establish memberships within different organizations.
|Bangladesh||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
Dairy farming represents a major source of employment and income for the poor in rural Bangladesh. According to a report by the Department of Livestock in Bangladesh, the sector generates approximately 20 percent of full-time employment. Furthermore, Bangladesh has the 3rd largest cattle population of any nation in Asia and the 12th largest in the world. In light of ever-increasing demand for dairy products nationally, the development of Bangladesh's dairy sector holds tremendous potential for enabling economic empowerment for the rural poor. The industry is plagued however by poor production quality and volumes, fragmentation of supply, a lack of access to quality inputs and animal health services and distrust between producers and buyers. To maximize the value of assets and support the evolution of a competitive national dairy industry that provides opportunities for poverty alleviation, these issues must be overcome. This project aims to double the income of 35,000 targeted smallholding and landless milk producer households from a current $18-$30. The project will also create employment opportunities for extremely poor households especially women through various activities along the value chain. In order to achieve this target the project not only focuses on the dairy producers, but also investigates the entire dairy value chain and actively facilitates an improved milk collection system; enhanced access to inputs, markets and services; and an ameliorated policy environment.
|Bangladesh||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Household Lively Security; Small Economic Activity Development|
The purpose of the RLP is to improve the livelihood security of 221,375 poor and vulnerable rural households in Bangladesh. Focus is placed on drawing lessons to enable DFID Bangladesh, CARE Bangladesh and other development stakeholders to apply these in project design and better targeting of interventions.
|Bangladesh||VS&L||Household Lively Security; Water and Sanitation|
Objective: work with the private sector to improve the lives of factory workers in the Chittagong Export Processing Zone. Focus is placed on urban poverty alleviation and an emphasis is placed on improving urban health care, sanitation, and access to saving and credit. The project has a special focus on women empowerment through labor law, property law, and family law.
|Bangladesh||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Food Security; Household Lively Security|
FoSHoL seeks to build the capacities of food insecure farm households in communities in the Barind Tract area of northwestern Bangladesh. Working in selected vulnerable communities, the project will: build the capacities of targeted households to promote innovation in their agricultural activities; train selected participants to become Resource Farmers capable of facilitating agricultural innovation in their communities; build the capacities of community groups to work together to address constraints and opportunities affecting food security; and build the capacities of local actors to replicate and sustain project activities.
|Bangladesh||Value Chain||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Household Lively Security; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Recruit 100 rural women from villages in the Rangpur region of Northwest Bangladesh, and train them to market their skills of traditional handloom rug making. The rugs will then be shipped off to European markets.
|Bangladesh||Value Chain||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
The Rural Sales Program (RSP) is an initiative of CARE Bangladesh, as a pilot initiative under Rural Maintenance Program (RMP) with funding from CARE Canada to generate income and employment opportunity for the rural poor. It is an outcome of forging effective partnerships with private sector corporations that promise a Win-Win situation for all parties concerned. In this program a rural sales-force comprising of destitute women is created- these women are called "Aparajitas", a Bengali word that stands for "women who never accept defeat". The RSP initiative has proven to be a riveting example of how a private company can enter the rural markets and expand their business with the help of NGOs such as CARE- and at the same time engender socio-economic progress amongst rural people.
|Bangladesh||Microfinance||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
CBI provides business services to their members such as access to price information, market research, new product innovation, and links to technical services. CBI is a group of self managed community people, capable of implementing collective initiatives for economic development using their own savings for investing in businesses and marketing.
|Bangladesh||Value Chain||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
VillageWEB (women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh) is a pilot program which supports women traders to form business networks and, as a collective, establish contracts with wholesale producers of consumer goods so that they can receive better quality products at lower costs. In addition to providing improved income-earning opportunity, the model brings savings in costs and time for rural women consumers in Bangladesh, who have easier access to household products.
|Benin||Microfinance||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Household Lively Security|
PRISM strengthens Benin’s microfinance sector by improving its organizational and financial sustainability and increasing its outreach in rural areas. CARE’s interventions include:
1) Strengthening the institutional capacity of Consortium Alafia, a group of microfinance institutions (MFIs) operating in Benin, to develop and implement a multi-year strategic plan and a management information system to track and MFIs’ performance, helping the group coordinate training for member MFIs, and improving its advocacy capabilities;
2) Providing technical assistance and support to MFIs operating in rural areas (including new product development targeted at rural poor and improved information exchange to reduce risks and improve client behaviors);
3) Strengthening private microfinance training institutions and consulting firms to improve MFIs’ access to these services while improving the long-term relationships between these organizations; and
4) Improving donor coordination under the Cellule de Microfinance by creating a database on donor programs, and facilitating regular meetings among donors and practitioners.
|Benin||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
The broad objective of the PADSA program is to improve the livelihoods of the rural poor and contribute to economic development in the agriculture sector through effective natural resource utilization. The specific goals of the program are to (i) reinforce the capacity of agricultural sector stakeholders including farmer groupings, SMEs, cooperatives and trade associations, etc. that are involved in food crop production; (ii) liaise with microfinance institutions to support the farmer groupings, SMEs, cooperatives and trade associations, etc.; (iii) to affect the lives of vulnerable people in communities through the programme; (iv) to strengthen the capacity and help build the structures of the Ministry of Agriculture towards the execution of their mandates and working with others to execute the Benin Poverty Reduction Strategy; and (v) to contribute to the realization of rural development programmes, support sectoral research, and provide needed technical support in Benin based on the needs of the beneficiaries.
|Bolivia ||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
This project aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty through development of effective civil society/local government partnerships that stimulate economic development in 4 border cities in Bolivia. The targeted participants are recently arrived immigrants, single mothers, the unemployed, adolescents living on the streets, workers depending on the seasonal harvesting of Brazil nuts, local governments in the four border cities, and local civil society organizations.
|Bolivia||Value Chain||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Contribute to the reduction of poverty of rural residents by increasing their income through an improvement in the competitiveness of productive chains prioritized as having potential productivity and market appeal. The target group consists of 800 families that are mainly of indigenous origin, specifically of Weenhayek and Guarani cultures. The project contemplates a market focus as well as a focus on joint efforts with oil companies to finance the interventions. The implementation will be executed with the participation of NGOs and local governments that are part of strategic alliances. The following have been identified initially: holding the first ORCAWETA (Organization of the Weenhayek Capitanias and Tapiete) festival; development of the artisan chain in Carahuata (wild fiber); socio economic diagnostic and elaboration of projects with a market approach. This is a process project that contemplates the incorporation of new actors into the development of the several micro initiatives that are identified through the knowledge and trust of the clients.
|Bolivia||Household Lively Security|
The objective of this project is to generate business capacities in 3,500 women and youths in El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia by promoting self-employment and consolidating existing employment.
|Bolivia||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Household Lively Security|
The project seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of families with scarce resources (men, women and youth) in the areas of influence of the triple border (Bolivia, Brazil, Peru) by promoting the adoption of improved socioeconomic strategies and by facilitating their integration with the conservation of biodiversity in the forests of the Southwestern Amazon Region. The project components aim at increasing citizen participation in decision-making instances, forest management, economic development, timely communication and strengthening of local capacities.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Croatia ||Small Economic Activity Development|
The programme is an initiative whose main objective is to target activities towards sustainable economic development efforts in Eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina aimed at impacting on the high levels of local unemployment. A more dynamic local economy would also assist the refugee return process by helping ensure that income generation was possible. The programme will introduce a number of sustainable economic development projects which build on opportunities identified in the Municipalities through a process of local consultations.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina/ Croatia||Small Economic Activity Development|
The project is focused on improving the level of business service provision in order to enable SMEs to benefit from increasingly high standards of local advice and assistance.
|Burundi||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Objective: Help vulnerable households in northern Burundi diversify their food supply and increase their income by raising goats. CARE will train community-elected committee in each village to manage the resultant stock.
|Burundi||Microfinance||Water and Sanitation|
Objective: Provides assistance to help 750 Burundian IDP families reconstruct their houses and improve sanitation facilities. The project will also rehabilitate schools, markets and water sources to strengthen the community infrastructure, as well as work with local artisans to improve their skills and artisanship and establish micro-credit to assist them in starting their work.
|Burundi||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The goal of the project is to improve the livelihood of target beneficiaries through the promotion of participatory management of natural resources and the environment.
|Burundi||VS&L||Sexual and Reproductive Health|
Focus is on engaging the community to fight against sexual violence.
|Burundi||VS&L||Education; HIV/ AIDS; Sexual and Reproductive Health|
Focus is on livelihood security through the management of small economic activities (savings and credits), basic lifeskills such as literacy, sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition and hygiene as well as women rights.
|Burundi||Value Chain; VS&L||Education; Food Security; Small Economic Activity Development; Water and Sanitation|
The project works to improve local associations and CBOs capacities in project management through training and organization skills in water and sanitation, food security, education and small economic activities management.
Empower the women of Burundi who are tied supressed by the tradition and culture of the area. Empowerment in the form of psycho social, judicial, and women's right skills.
|Burundi||Value Chain; VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security; HIV/ AIDS|
The project works with farmers to improve their livelihood security through increased capacity for food production and conservation of natural resources, as well as management and organizational skills that will assist them in handling conflicts. There is also an HIV/AIDS education component to the project.
|Burundi||VS&L||Household Lively Security; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Empower the women in Burundi by establishing credit and savings associations. Through the establishment of these associations women will gain both technical skills in organizational management and credit and savings mechanisms, and in addition they will be working together creating trust and confidence amongst each other and playing an increased role in decision making and conflict resolution in the household and the community. The central objective of the project is to improve livelihood security of 1,840 HHs through reinforcement of social networks and increasing economic security in Burundi. The project aims to increase the role of women in community level decision making and conflict resolution through improving their socio-economic conditions and access to credit and savings groups. The project will target 1,840 Household (12,880 persons) within the province of Gitega, in particular with 82 female credit and saving associations, (89% female or 1,640 persons) 10 mixed associations.
The goal of the program is to improve the access to sustainable and equitable livelihoods for poor, rural producers in Gitega Province. The programme consists of two components: food security and governance; the greatest success has been in forming community-based committees that are taking responsibility for their own development.
|Burundi||VS&L||Child Health; Education; HIV/ AIDS|
Objective: Improve education and health conditions of orphans and vulnerable children through improving capacities of schools and households with OVC to meet OVC daily needs in food, school materials, and health care.
|Cambodia||Development; Small Economic Activity Development|
This project aims to increase economic opportunities for vulnerable groups in northwestern Cambodia.
|Cameroon||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Household Lively Security; Sexual and Reproductive Health|
This project focuses on increasing the production and appropriate preservation, processing, and marketing of agricultural crops that contribute to diversified nutrition and sustainable agro-business. Emphasis is also placed on improving awareness of healthy behaviors related to maternal and child nutrition, increasing access to micro-credit, and basic technical support for agriculture-related income-generation activities. The project will also strengthen local NGO/CBO capacity to implement integrated activities for agricultural production and nutrition. The goal of this project is to enhance agricultural productivity and appropriate nutrition practices for household livelihood security through an integrated, community-focused project in the Vina, Mbéré, and Lom-et-Djerem departments in Cameroon.
|Cameroon||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; HIV/ AIDS; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Water and Sanitation|
Using proceeds from the monetization of 21,000 metric tons of rice, CARE finances rural development activities in the North and Far North Provinces to alleviate poverty, promote agricultural development and create employment. The project’s four main components are:
1) rehabilitation of the Ladgo valley irrigation system;
2) support to private sector initiatives in agriculture;
3) community development and health; and
The project also supports gender equality by enhancing women’s access to credit and agricultural extension services through community development projects. The project has also mainstreamed HIV/AIDS interventions.
|Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. ||VS&L||HIV/ AIDS|
Hope for African Initiative (HACI) is a pan-African partnership created to address the enormous challenges faced by millions of African children who have either been orphaned by AIDS or live with parents who are sick or dying from AIDS-related illnesses. HACI is a partnership consortium that brings together 6 organizations that share an international focus whose purpose is to increase the capacity of African communities to provide prevention, care and support, and impact mitigation services to the millions of orphans and other children made vulnerable by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
|Cuba||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The main objective of this project is to contribute to the modernization and strengthen the efficiency of the Ministry of Agriculture through the diversification of agriculture, improved management, and strategic planning skills.
|Cuba||Household Lively Security|
This project aims to strengthen local organization capacities and support national strategies and policies changes through pilot projects aimed at livelihood improvements of marginalized urban and rural populations.
|Cuba||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
This project supports an initiative of the provincial head of agriculture in Granma. The objective is to restructure the administration of a state dairy cooperative and form family livestock farms in order to contribute to the improvement of quality of life of the livestock co-operative sector in Granma.
|Cuba||Small Economic Activity Development|
The goal of this project is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of vulnerable sectors of the rural population in the Holguin province through the integration, participation, and leadership of communities and productive units through a process of strategic local economic development.
|Cuba||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The project will adapt the integrated forestry farm model to the green belt of Havana, and will accompany the development of a newly created Forestry Enterprise for the City of Havana.
|Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)||Small Economic Activity Development|
Offer a Selection Planning Management course that will enable community members to more effectively select, manage, and plan income generating activities.
|Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)||Food Security; Infrastructure|
Objective: Rehabilitate 45 Km of road between Kasongo town and Samba, in Kasango territory. 2000 IDPs and 1000 vulnerable residents will be working on the road and will receive seeds and tools and/or cash for their work. This project will also provide training and small grants to local NGOs/CBOs involved in food production and marketing activities, in order to reactivate food economy in the targeted area. 20,000 farmers will directly and indirectly benefit from the project’s inputs (training, information, rehabilitation of a key trade route).
|Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The African Wildlife Foundation, CARE, and Conservation International, received a 3-year cooperative agreement under the USAID-Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE) and for landscape level conservation in the Maringa/Lopori-Wamba landscape. The project aims to reduce the degradation of forests and biodiversity across this landscape by developing the application of sustainable natural resource management practices, strengthening resource governance, and institutionalizing resource monitoring. Their approach will be to implement landscape scale conservation management, strengthen the management of forest reserves and other protected areas, encourage sustainable local economic development, improve the management of existing forest concessions, increase the capacity of civil society stakeholders to engage in decision-making, and to foster policy dialogue.
|Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Water and Sanitation|
The purpose of the program is to reduce the structural poverty of 38,000 households through the restoration of safe living conditions. The objective of the “volet” saves and credit is to improve the security condition of life of the households through 15 programs of Saving and credit. The policy of intervention adopted by the project Saves & Crédit is that of the system MMD (Mata Massu Doubara) of Niger.
|East Timor||VS&L||Development; HIV/ AIDS; Infrastructure; Integrated and Other Health; Small Economic Activity Development|
As a part of ADB's national "Road Sector Improvement Project", CARE International Timor Leste is piloting a Community Empowerment Initiative Component (CEIC). This component aims to increase employment opportunities through capacity development and access to markets for rural communities by involving them in the construction and rehabilitation of rural feeder roads.
Head of households, widow, divorced, and youth both men and women are the target project participants. The project will operat in two villages in two sub-districts. A total of 15,516 meter rural access road will be rehabilitated throughout the year by the crew members. The crew members will work 6 days a week for 6 hours a day. Paymen will be in cash but there is a mandatory savings scheme. The daily rate is @US $ 4.00/day where they receives @US $ 3.00/day in a fortnightly basis from the Bank; the Bank transfers @US $ 1/day to the crew member’s individual savings accounts which will be used as start-up capital for the income generating activities after receiving business management training.
The project has a substantial training program, which will provide communities with skills in roads construction and maintenance, bio-engineering techniques to prevent landslides, and basic small scale business management. Particular focus is paid to increasing opportunities for women and youth. Health promotion including hygiene, disease, sanitation, and HIV/AIDS prevention will be built in as a part of community education. As a part of awareness program, a training package on human rights and gender equity will also be included.
|Ecuador||Small Economic Activity Development|
The project will provide local families which produce organic Amazon fruits, access to information, services and alternative markets through a strategic alliance with the CAMARI network that markets products nationwide and with the Fair Market network (FLO), which develops marketing opportunities in the international market. This will be achieved through strengthening producer associations in of Morona Santiago which have been working with Programa SUR to expand their skills and experience in accessing markets beyond the provincial level through a social and organizational learning process with CAMARI and the Fair Trade network.
|Ecuador||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
This project aims to improve the social and economic condition of inhabitants along the southern border of Ecuador through 4 programmatic components:
1. Income Generation,
2. Social Services,
3. Natural Resource Management; and
4. Local Government Strengthening
|Ecuador||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
This project aims to improve the economic and social conditions of the inhabitants of the southern border area and to promote border integration. The four components include social services, strengthening local governments, natural resources management, and income generation. The income generation component has two main parts:
1. Facilitating the access of micro entrepreneurs to services, and
2. Facilitating the access of the micro entrepreneurs to AT services and organizational, administrative, and technical training for production and commercialization.
|Ecuador||Sexual and Reproductive Health|
The goal of this project is to strengthen the organizational capacity of the youths, to expand their participation in civil society, and to actively promote healthy behavior that will contribute to changes within the community and its fight against poverty. There are four components of this project:
1. Form youth organizations whose purpose is to undertake activities of common development to be selected by members of the organization.
2. Iidentify, explore, and implement alternative channels to generate and to maintain dialogue among the residents, including the young people.
3. Prepare young leaders as counselors, who will then be able to offer to other youth culturally appropriate and clear information on reproductive and sexual health.
4. CARE will encourage youth groups to administer the pilot development projects in the area of reproductive health or income generation.
|Ecuador||Civil Society; Integrated and Other Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Small Economic Activity Development|
The project aims to strengthen youth organizational capacity, broaden their participation in civil society, and promote solid health behaviors for 5000 youth. The project activities are:
1. Strengthen and/or form youth organizations whose purpose is to undertake community development activities to be selected by organization members;
2. Identify, explore, and exploit alternative channels for generating and sustaining dialogue among residents, including its young people;
3. Train youth leaders as peer counselors, who will be able to offer other young people culturally appropriate information about reproductive health;
4. Promote youth groups to manage pilot development projects in the area of reproductive health or income generation.
|Ecuador||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The project will develop the rural financial market and create and strengthen local financial structures, such as VSLA. This project will improve agricultural, livestock, and fishery production in rural communities. Helping communities learn to use local resources to help finance their productive activities, and providing them with training, technical assistance and other necessary services, will lead to greater sustainability of improvements to the rural economy..
|Egypt||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The goal of EL SHAMS is to increase on- and off- farm jobs and rural income in Upper Egypt by building the capacity of approximately 24,000 small and medium sized farmers to improve production, processing, and marketing of horticultural products. This project empowers smallholder horticultural growers with knowledge and skills to compete in Egypt's growing high-end domestic and export markets and improves the capacity of smallholder farmers to identify and respond to high-value horticultural marketing opportunities, and to increase the quality and expand the quantity of horticultural produce. EL SHAMS will build the organizational, marketing and technical capabilities of smallholders Farmer NGOs and Associations in each governorate. They are trained on how to become viable, self-sustainable, member-driven organizations.
|Egypt||Microfinance||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Education; Water and Sanitation|
CARE Egypt's Addressing Livelihood Security through Improved Village Environments (ALIVE) Project, will be implemented in Beni Suef Governorate, and aims to improve the quality of life and well being of 112,500,000 inhabitants of 15 rural villages and surrounding hamlets in the Districts of Nasser and Ihnasya.
The project has three major components, each with separate intermediate results:
1. Institution Strengthening in order to build sustainable private/public sector partnerships than continue to support and expand service provision in Beni Suef.
2. Education to the target population in order build awareness and change attitudes both within the community and governorate stakeholders to hygiene and environmental practices.
3. Service provision, in joint collaboration with governmental non-governmental and private stakeholders in order to ensure the appropriate use and continued delivery of water, sanitation and garbage collection facilities.
|El Salvador||Microfinance||Emergency Relief|
This project is usinga a revolving fund to provide micro-credits to 250 clients in communities affected by Hurricane Stan.
|El Salvador||Small Economic Activity Development|
This project is aimed at improving the income of parents of working children in order to keep the children studying and away from working in high risk activities.
|El Salvador||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The aim of this project is to provide agricultural technical assistance for production and marketing to farmers. Training will be conducted on the following topics: accounting, administration, product quality, and marketing. Once the project is over, centers will be administrated for farmer associations and government offices. The project focus on productive chains and emphasize women participation.
|El Salvador||Microfinance; Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
The project aims to benefit at least 500 small and medium milk producers and their families in San Vicente. Through the project, small-scale producers will receive training and technical assistance in order to increase their productivity, as well as to organize themselves into producer associations to benefit from investments in milk processing technology. The project will also serve as a showcase for the impact and importance of forging public-private sector alliances to address development problems and contribute to the eradication of poverty.
|El Salvador||Small Economic Activity Development|
The aim of the project is to contribute to the improvement of quality of life for families living in rural areas of El Salvador, generating economical opportunities to marginal groups through the competitive access to financial no reimbursable aid for productive initiatives. At least 10 productive projects with a minimum budget of $ 30,000 and a maximum of $ 120,000 will have to be financed through the life of the project.
|El Salvador||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Infrastructure|
The general objective is to improve the income of small dairy farmers of Tecoluca and Zapotitan Valley through technical assistance for better milk productivity and quality standards, in order to gain access to formal dairy markets (that usually offer better prices). The project includes not only technical assistance but also associative strengthening and infrastructure provision.
|Eritrea||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development; Water and Sanitation|
Integrated livestock program that addresses Credit/Water/Feed/Animal Health interventions in Maimine, Debub.
|Eritrea||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Provide agriculture supplies and livestock to housholds.
|Eritrea||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Objective is to assist 2,500 farm households with tractor plowing and seeds. Additionally, an estimated 1,500 farmers will receive training in farming practices that are designed to increase land productivity and make the most of limited rainfall and short growing seasons. Approximately 2,500 vulnerable households—48.4% headed by women—will benefit from CARE’s interventions, totaling 12,500 (based on an average of five people per household).
|Eritrea||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Seed distribution within Debub via seed voucher/exchange system to 7,000 HHs
|Eritrea||Household Lively Security|
The overall goal is to improve the information available to manage rural humanitarian interventions in Eritrea.
|Eritrea||Microfinance||Small Economic Activity Development|
Provide technical assistance to 22 CSCA’s and create 30 new CSCA’s. The goal is to improve the economic security of 1,040 vulnerable households through cash grants/ loans and IGAs.
|Ethiopia||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
Objective: Improve the livelihood security of vulnerable households in drought-prone and marginal areas. The DCG will contribute to assuring the quality of Norwegian development assistance in the dry lands, to the fulfillment of Norwegian responsibilities to the convention to combat desertification, assist NORAD in its increased efforts in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management and promote cooperation with partner institutions working with dryland management issues.
|Ethiopia||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief; Integrated and Other Health; Nutritional Support|
Project components include:
1) Emergency Mitigation: (community based emergency preparedness.
2) Health and Nutrition: Water and Sanitation infrastructure and nutrition and hygiene training for community groups.
3) Agriculture Development: Farmer training and technology dissemination and development of small-scale irrigation schemes.
4) Income Generation: promotion of off-farm income generation activities and training in marketable skills; community awareness campaigns and training in intra-household resource management.
|Ethiopia||Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Address conditions of extreme poverty, asset depletion, and continuing malnutrition, CARE will implement a large scale cash based relief project in Guba Koricha Woreda of West Hararghe Zone. T
Through this project, CARE will support 7,000 families or 42,000 persons, equal to 23% of the total population. CARE used this opportunity to pilot and assess the impact of direct cash transfers as a method for relief in the Ethiopian context, and to pilot a new concept of Economic and Social Asset Creation (ESAC) schemes to broaden the scope of activities now carried out under EGS programs including community education, labor and non-labor social contributions to community improvement.
|Ethiopia||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Water and Sanitation; IGA|
Enhance food security among 1,000 needy households (the poor, landless and middle class) residing primarily in the South Gondar zone of Amhara region
|Ethiopia||Microfinance; VS&L||HIV/ AIDS|
The project is designed to promote an HIV & AIDS livelihoods strategy and build community and household resilience and enhance coping mechanisms, while at the same time strengthening the linkages and collaboration between the public sector and civil society. The project will focus on breaking down barriers to good governance by working with both informal and formal non-governmental and government bodies to improve joint needs-based planning, increase participation, and create opportunities for dialogue and transparency. It will further seek to empower women and OVC, enabling them to better overcome the barriers that prevent them from exercising their rights and ensuring that their livelihood needs are met. The project's efforts will directly address three of the MDGs at local level i.e. the fight against extreme poverty and hunger, promote gender equality and empower women, and combat HIV & AIDS to achieve a direct and lasting improvement to living conditions of the poorest and marginalized people in the world.
|Ethiopia||VS&L||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Education; HIV/ AIDS; Nutritional Support|
Positive change for Children, Communities and Care (PC-3) aims to address the financial and economic needs of OVC and their families. Emphasis is placed on education, health and nutrition, psychosocial ,and life skill support.
|Ethiopia||VS&L||HIV/ AIDS; Sexual and Reproductive Health|
HIWOT program is a rural and pastoralist focused program with a final goal of improving the sexual and reproductive health situation of the community. The program covers three regions (Oromia, Afar and Dire Dawa administration), people living in a total of 291 Kebeles with target population of 2,073,815. In order to achieve this goal the program works to improve the accesses ability and quality of service provision on family planning, and HIV/AIDS with a focus on community based reproductive health service provision. Empowering youth and women to improve their decision making on reproductive health and other issues is also an integral part of the program.
This is technical partnership agreement between CARE and Plan Ethiopia to promote VS&L in Plan target areas. CARE provides technical assistance to Plan and its partners in village savings and loans methodology.
|Ethiopia||VS&L||Sexual and Reproductive Health|
Objective: Elimination of FGC/M and other interventions enhancing women/girls' empowerment.
The goal of the project is to reduce the socio-economic impact of HIV & AIDS among women and youth in Bahir Dar through improved quality and response of VCT institutional services for women and youth, improved capacity and viability of community safety nets to support to vulnerable households affected and/or infected by HIV & AIDS and reduction of gender-based violence (GBV) and increased women and youth empowerment.
|Ethiopia||Value Chain; VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security; Household Lively Security|
The over all goal of the project is to decrease the number of chronically poor women and men requiring food or cash assistance to meet basic needs in South Gondar, East and West Hararghe.The project has four major objectives:
1) Building community assets,
2) Protecting household assets,
3) Diversifying and expanding household assets and
4) Capacity building to implement the productive safety net program
|Ethiopia||Value Chain; VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education|
The goal of the project is to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of 1,500 poor households (6,345 people) in Gewgew Dingete Kebele Administration of Gemechis woreda.
|Ethiopia||Value Chain; VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; HIV/ AIDS; Sexual and Reproductive Health|
This project will develop, deliver, and manage a multi-sectoral integrated program identifying and effectively addressing ways in which to improve the quality of life for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. LEAP’s proposed activities will address the following intermediate results:
IR1: Opportunities for Income Generation of Pastoralists and Agro-Pastoralists Increased.
IR2: Improved Health and Nutritional Status Among Families. IR3: Access to Appropriate Alternative Basic Education Increased.
IR4: Increased Cooperation and Collaboration Among Government and Local Institutions in Support of Successful Dispute Resolution.
|Ethiopia||Value Chain; VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Household Lively Security|
The goal of the ENABLE Project is to support pastoralists to improve household livelihood security and maintain assets during drought cycles.
|Ethiopia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Food Security; Water and Sanitation|
The project aimed to improve the food security of 4,646 pastoral households in six remote pastoral associations of Dire and Teltele districts
1) Improve livestock asset holding and productivity,
2) Access to social and economic services, and
3) Improve drought management system and practice
|Ethiopia||Microfinance; Value Chain; VS&L||Household Lively Security|
Multi-faceted, market-driven effort to support poor households in building assets and achieving long-term food security. Through a combination of integrated, market-led interventions, CARE is empowering 42,414 Ethiopian households, each of which is currently receiving support through the national safety net program (PSNP), to make informed decisions about scarce resources while facilitating their entry into markets and access to informal and formal financial products and services.
PSNP Plus Final Evaluation - Full Report
PSNP Plus Final Evaluation - Executive Summary
PSNP Plus Longitudinal Impact Study - Final Report
PSNP Plus Lessons on Intervention Sequencing
PSNP Plus Case Study: Savings Groups on the Pathway to Graduation
|Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; HIV/ AIDS|
The program aims to increase the self-reliance and resiliency of the population through improved livelihoods in drought prone pastoral areas affecting the Mandera Triangle. The program specifically supports results to:
(i) protect livestock-based livelihoods in emergencies;
(ii) enhance livelihoods through improved livestock production, health and marketing;
(iii) enhance natural resource management;
(iv) strengthen alternative livelihood strategies;
(v) strengthen capacity of customary institutions in peace building, civil governance and conflict mitigation; and
(vi) strengthen the pastoralist area “voice” in dryland policy formulation and implementation.
|Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda||Water and Sanitation|
Objective is to assist poor rural communities in arid and semi arid zones reduce their vulnerability to water related shocks and improve their quality of life through Integrated Water Resource Management.
|Georgia||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The project goal is sustainable improvements in the livelihoods of rural people and the reduction of poverty and conflict potential in highland areas of Georgia. The SLAR project encompasses all six districts of Samtskhe-Javakheti. SLAR will be facilitating rehabilitation of village infrastructure, increasing employment opportunities and supporting small-scale business development. Specifically, the project will develop farming and non-farming businesses through providing technical advice, awarding grants and improving access to credit. Training will also be provided to unemployed people to build their capacity to run business. SLAR will support participative regional planning to consolidate livelihoods improvements and promote socio-economic development in the region. An important purpose of the project is to disseminate good practices and share successful development approaches for replication throughout the country.
|Georgia||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Small Economic Activity Development|
CIP-2 has two major thrusts: An economic development strategy that includes:
1. Continuation of on-farm demonstration and extension services.
2. The creation or strengthening of agricultural groups/associations/service entities.
3. Business development for agricultural service groups.
4. Loans to individuals, producer and services groups, and off-farm entities.
5. Business start-up grants to young women.
This will enable the project to improve farm output, marketing, and support off-farm sector growth. A civil society strengthening strategy that includes: continuation of leveraged grants for infrastructure rehabilitation to Community Based Organizations (CBO), computers installed and/or rehabilitated secondary schools in five big towns, training of Boards of Trustees in secondary schools, establishment of ecology clubs in selected schools., expanding the coverage and impact of the Scouts movement in Georgia.
|Ghana||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The PDCF facilitates the achievement of CARE’s ANR Program, which is made up of the following projects: Forest Livelihoods and Rights for Sustainable Natural Resource Management (FOREST), Sustainable Farming Systems Extension (FASE) and Civil Society Capacity Support for Agriculture and Natural Resources (CISOCS). PDCF is responsible for:
1) Program coordination/synergy between actors;
2) Program learning, monitoring and evaluation; and
3) Program development and partnership development.
|Ghana||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The program focuses on organizational capacity building and works with smallholder producer and labor organizations. The beneficiaries of the program will be farm laborers and small holder outgrowers and their households and communities supplying to and working for fair trade enterprises. The overall project purpose is to ensure that poor farmers and farm-workers in Ghana producing fair-trade certified fresh produce for exporters are enable to benefit from the fair trade process. The target enterprises are in banana, pineapple, mango and orange production.
Overall project results include;
(i) Strengthened organizational capacity and operations of at least five producer/worker organizations significantly to be better be able to provide a service to their members and to engage positively with partner enterprises;
(ii) Individual small holders and farmer laborers (from the five organizations) given accurate knowledge of fair-trade processes and structures;
(iii) Satisfactory functioning of fair-trade premium processes for the five beneficiary organizations;
(iv) Priority problems that limit benefits of fair-trade identified and remedied;
(v) Increased professional skills pool available in Ghana to work with and support pro-poor fair-trade and organic producer organizations; and
(vi) Information arising from DOT funded work is disseminated in the form of training/communication material to the fair trade community worldwide.
The SLATE project addresses the underlying causes of poverty among Ghana’s rural land users in Greater Accra, Western and Northern Regions. SLATE’s purpose is to support national, organized civil society advocacy to ensure that the implementation of Ghana’s land policy includes mechanisms, accessible to poor land users, for equitable security of tenure. SLATE’s participants include poor and marginalized land users, landowners and traditional authorities. SLATE focuses specifically on enhancing civil society’s voice so that participants benefit from modified, customary or community based land administration systems. At the close of the project, SLATE will have enabled:
1) Civil society networking and dialogue that links local realities to national civil society actors and advocacy on the rights of land users to security of tenure;
2) Exploration of strategic options that enable traditional authorities, district assemblies, land owners and land users to harmonize activities and agree roles and cooperation;
3) Local, regional and national opportunities for improved information flow between land users and land stakeholders;
4) LAP pilots to fully consider poor land users and give evidence of how this can be done in practice, including demarcation and recording procedures and the process by which locally led systems can be established; and
5) Coordinated communication by NGOs with donors and the LAP.
|Ghana||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
TIPCEE will target smallholder farmers that already have begun to integrate into commercial marketing chains. Focus will be on strengthening the role of women as owners of small/medium size enterprises, as smallholder farmers, and as productive workers in processing and marketing activities.
|Ghana||Microfinance||Small Economic Activity Development|
INSURANCE assists the rural bank network in Ghana to research, develop, and test innovative micro-insurance products that address the needs of the micro-finance industry in Ghana and the needs of their clients, particularly the poor.
|Global||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security|
An endevour to help build a strong understanding of how CARE includes or excludes women and girls in our agriculture (including water, food security) and agribusiness initiatives. This portfolio review is helping us to design a strategy for the way forward and tools & learning products for the "new generation" of agricultural related program design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, impact measurement and learning at CARE.
BELO -Building Efficient Learning Organizations- is a series of industry documents that will aid in making organizations more effective. There is no timeline for this project, it is a knowledge tool.
In support of the 2010 Market Engagement: State of the Practice at CARE report, the Economic Development Unit and CARE International UK jointly hosted an innovations competition designed to gather examples of CARE's work from around the organization and identify opportunities to develop in-depth case studies to profile our achievements and lessons learned.
|Guatemala||VS&L; Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
Focus is on increasing and diversifying productive on-farm income-generating activities (cash crops and small animal husbandry), along with increasing access to credit and training of small farmers in marketing capacities and skills.
PROAGI will support the new extension service by providing technical and financial assistance in selected municipalities. One main objective is to increase availability of food and income for rural families through improved production and marketing.
The project will:
1. Promote improved farming techniques to increase traditional crop production and diversification,
2. Promote agroforestry practices, protect water sources and promote cash crop production and small animal husbandry activities.
3. Improve access to credit for farmers, create credit communities, implement 57 Village Banks serving 1950 families and facilitate access to existing credit programs.
4. Improve access to markets and commercial competitiveness, providing training in basic marketing skills for individual farmers with cash crops or animals and strengthening existing local producers associations.
|Guatemala||VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
Women’s Village Banking seeks to improve the status of 500 impoverished rural women by promoting cottage industries through access to credit and technical assistance.
|Guatemala||VS&L; Microfinance||Small Economic Activity Development|
The objective of this project is to increase the income of 5,775 rural poor households in the department of Quiche through the development and support of sustainable income generation activities for women; EDUBANCO seeks to use the Village Bank Methodology to increase the income of families
|Guatemala||Small Economic Activity Development|
This project is a basis for increasing the potential for generating input activities, strengthening management capacity, supporting self-esteem and active participation in the family, as well as promoting the creation for installed capacity for community level negotiation, based in solidly organized groups of women.
|Haiti||VS&L; Microfinance||Small Economic Activity Development|
The project is working to increase household food production and incomes in Northwest, Haiti, through:
1.E nvironmentally sustainable agricultural and soil conservation practices,
2. Increased access to markets,
3. Small-scale credit and basic management training in income generating activities, with special attention to women.
Three approaches are being used to improve agricultural productivity and household incomes on a sustainable basis:
1) Development and support of extension services through community-based agricultural field agents;
2) Food for Work to promote community identified and implemented development efforts; and,
3) Support to local financial institutions that in turn provide training and small loans, especially to rural women.
Aims to install 48 agroforestry demonstration and production plots in 48 communities in the highest-priority departments of Intibuca, La Paz and Lempira in Southern and Western Honduras. The project will improve the food security of vulnerable populations at the household, regional and national levels. It will also increase the availability of basic foods; promote crop diversification and the production of basic grains and high-value crops through improved agricultural practices; and improve family access to market services.
Works to improve family income and food security for families in the extremely poor municipalities of Western and Southern Honduras. CARE coordinates development efforts with 24 local municipalities, while working to strengthen and improve the planning and intervention capabilities of those governments.
|Honduras||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
CARE will monetize 6,500 MT of soybean meal (SBM) and over a period of approximately three years, use proceeds from such sale to implement the following activities in Honduras: Food safety program in the coffee, plantain and passion fruit agro-industrial chains. This component promotes the production of safe, high quality products up to the phase of HACCP (certification); Create sustainable financial mechanisms and seed capital to increase the economic viability of producers of small farmer enterprises; Provide training and technical assistance on primary and agro-industrial production processes; Expand market opportunities for fresh, unprocessed plantains, coffee and passion fruit producers through outreach forums; Provide needed equipment for preparing, manufacturing and preserving the transformed products; and Micro-irrigation systems: install 10 micro-irrigation systems in the plantain and passion fruit plantations.
The objectives of the project are to: learn about the feasibility of rehabilitating banana crops that result in formal business relationships among producers, EACTSU, Chiquita Brands, and the government sector to increase production and exportation of Honduran bananas with CARE's leadership; and learn about an alliance building process between CARE, the private sector and the civil society for the promotion of Entrepreneural Social Responsibility that promotes learning and innovative practices that maximize the impact on the poverty reduction and the promotion of sustainable development.
|Honduras||Social & Economic Activity Development|
This project aims at preventing and eradicating child labor at the Tegucigalpa municipal garbage yard, through economic interventions aimed at the over 18 years population and through occupational training interventions aimed at teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18
|India||Microfinance||Child Health; Emergency Relief; Integrated and Other Health|
In response to the tsunami that struck South Asia in December 2004, CARE established South Asia Tsunami Microfinance Investment Fund (SA-TMIF) and South Asia Resource Team (SART) to respond to both the short- and long-term needs of microfinance institutions (MFIs) serving the affected communities. In order to bridge liquidity crunches and defray the cost of MFI expansion to affected regions, the SA-TMIF is mandated to extend concessional loans and SART shall provide grants & technical assistance to MFIs. Initially, the SA-TMIF and SART intends to operate in three of the South Asian countries most damaged by the tsunami (India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka) and operate over a lifespan of four years starting from January 2006. However, the Fund is conceptually structured for potential expansion in terms of tenor as well as geographic scope for response to future disasters.
|India||Small Economic Activity Development|
The goal of this project is to reduce poverty among poor and marginalized communities, especially women and disadvantaged minorities. The project’s objective are to:
1. Ensure equitable access and participation of the poor and marginalized in the development processes;
2. Ensure that peoples’ organizations are established that have equal access to assets; and
3. Ensure that impact of the development processes reaches the poor and marginalized households.
|India||Microfinance; VS&L; Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
Insure Lives and Livelihoods Program implemented to complment the livelihood initiatives of Tsunami response Program. The twin objectives of the program is to lower the entry barriers that prevents the low income households to access risk coping and managing mechanisms and promoting micro insurance as an effective risk reduction strategy to manage the life threatening risks for low income households.
The program will help 75,000 low income households to access risk reduction mechanisms through micro insurance products besides developing capacities at local level to increase the micro insurance outreach through sensitization and piloting innovations.
Micro insurance product design, delivery and outreach processes will bundled together and customized by identifying vulnerabilities and analyzing the coping strategies adopted by vulnerable communities. Large amounts of data and analysis will be generated from the baseline study commissioned at partner/district level. Products will be specifically aimed at three sectors; fisheries, plantations and agriculture/horticulture.
|India||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
Livelihood advancement Center is an institutional approach to help the costal and rural poor to access livelihood support services. The center serves as one stop shop for all livelihood related needs. The center organizes various livelihood training programs to cater to the diverse and different group of beneficiaries on various employable skills. The livelihood advancement center has in-house experts to provide livelihood counseling services to the individuals or group to identify, plan, set up and manage their own enterprises.
Livelihood Advancement Center adopts capacity development approach to help the communities to commence and manage micro enterprises. The center provides livelihood consultation and training services to the individuals and groups to commence viable economic activity. The center also provides technical services and business development services to various government departments and financial institutions to identify right activity. The center also provides vocational training programs on various industry related activities such as welding, electrical and electronics, carpentry and auto mobile repairing. The program ensures that the trained beneficiaries provided capital assistance to commence their enterprising activity.
|India||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The project aims at growth and development for micro enterprises for the creation of new employment opportunities by strengthening the value chains in the sub-sectors of agri-business and urban services.
|India||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
STEP aims to facilitate an improvement in the quality of life for the poorest and most disadvantaged members of the tribal society in Andhra Pradesh. Its key strategies are:
1. Community empowerment,
2. Establishment and strengthening of relevant community based organizations with capacity to plan and manage the tribals’ own development agenda,
3. Action-oriented learning,
4. Facilitation of macro-micro linkages, joint action plans; and 5. Collaboration with the State Government’s Integrated Tribal Development Agency and other government programs.
|India||Value Chain||Child Health; Integrated and Other Health; Nutritional Support|
Implement health and education reforms in four districts by:
1. Empowering communities to effectively negotiate and jointly undertake development activities with service-providers;
2. Facilitating the frontline providers to demonstrate improved quality and coverage of health, nutritional and education services;
3. Enhancing income generation opportunities for vulnerable communities; equipping village communities with knowledge and infrastructure to effectively cope with disasters; and
4. Establishing greater synergies among project stakeholders for sustained project impact.
|India||Small Economic Activity Development; Water and Sanitation|
CARE TRP aims to rehabilitate socially, economically vulnerable groups, fishing communities, tribal families and women affected during the disaster in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands in a strategic and holistic manner.
The interventions are in the areas of shelter, water and sanitation, community micro projects, and psychosocial care. The long term rehabilitation phase, 2006-2009, will focus on building social and economic capacities through Livelihood Resource Centre.
|India||Microfinance||Small Economic Activity Development|
CASHE is a poverty-focused project designed to address the fundamental problem of low incomes for poor women and their limited control over that income. The project is designed for rural areas primarily in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal. The goal of CASHE is to increase significantly the incomes and economic security of poor women and their households. The purpose of CASHE is to increase the availability of a wider range of microfinance services to the poor and their use of those services.
|India||Value Chain||Household Lively Security|
CARE India’s livelihood program is graduation of community micro projects and it is active in nine districts of Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh and union territory of Pondicherry. Livelihood program is a community driven development activity aim to augment economic capacities and skills of the vulnerable population to sustain and diversify their livelihood opportunities and choices. The choice of livelihood is determined by the criteria of community demand, opportunities for value promotion and the relevance for small, marginal producers and people employed in the sector. CARE livelihood program works with private and public institutions towards pro poor growth. The program aims to reach 6,000 households over its implementation period.
|Indonesia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief; Food Security|
This project supports conservation and sustainable development activities and poverty alleviation in the project area and its immediate surroundings.
|Indonesia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief; Food Security|
1. Provide Uprooted Communities Access to Livelihood and Health Recovery,
2. Access to basic human needs such water, health service and shelter,
3. Access to markets for local produce and continued policy attention to the needs of uprooted people.
|Indonesia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief; Food Security; Integrated and Other Health|
Through asset replacement, CARE’s program in Simeulue provides farmers with training and implements such as seeds, tools, and hand tractors, and provides fishermen with new boats, nets and supplies. CARE works with communities to identify locally appropriate economic opportunities such as cocoa and coconut oil production, provide training for financial management and planning, and help communities develop sustainable approaches, such as using locally made organic compost as fertilizer instead of expensive chemical fertilizers. CARE works with communities to form farming and fishing collectives that increase their local production, encourages sharing of skills and knowledge, and enables the new groups to sell in larger quantities to a larger market, thus increasing profits.
|Indonesia||Microfinance; Value Chain||Food Security|
Program focuses on training and capacity building in order to enable MFIs linking to cormmercial sources of capacity as well as providing fund to MFIs to strengthen their financial capacity in serving credit facilities demanded by tsunami effected communities.
|Indonesia||Value Chain; VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
This project supports sustainable economic recovery and development activities for tsunami-affected communities. It consists of cash grants for business recovery disbursed via community-based organizations, participatory technology development as support for agriculture, aquaculture and microenterprise/home industry, and village savings and loan associations. Particular attention is given to vulnerable groups.
|Indonesia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief; Food Security; Integrated and Other Health|
CARE approach is to ground in rights-based methodologies, facilitate empowerment and community-based planning to determining interventions, while at the same time ensuring capacity building and alignment with local government decision-making and implementation structures to ensure responsiveness and sustainability of infrastructure, health and livelihoods interventions.
|Kenya||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Child Health; Nutritional Support; Water and Sanitation|
The Siaya–Busia Household Livelihood Security Project is an integrated, multi-sectoral intervention designed to address lack of clean, safe water and sanitation as well as poor nutritional intake due to low farm productivity of staple foods. The aims of the project include: reduction of Infant Mortality Rates (IMR), reduction of water-borne and sanitation related diseases, increased food production and the introduction of diversified cropping systems.
|Kenya||Value Chain||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Development; Small Economic Activity Development|
Relief and development programs in Garissa district: emergency food aid, technical capacity building, and linking pastoral groups to the private sector.
|Kenya||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
VegCARE is a fee-for-service social enterprise that facilitates commerce between smallholder farmer groups in the underdeveloped region of Kibwezi, Kenya, and Vegpro Ltd, an exporter based in Nairobi that sells to UK and European Supermarkets.
|Kenya||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Objective: Improve the livelihoods of pastoralist livestock holders in the drought prone and heavily impoverished region through value chain initiatives.
|Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Objective is to sustainably manage and promote conservation of natural forests and woodlands in East Africa with increased benefits to poor men, women and children in forest dependent communities.
|Kosovo||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Sexual and Reproductive Health|
Project intends to address some of the underlying causes of discrimination and exclusion of RAE communities in Kosovo. The project tackles a number of critical factors which prevent stabilization and re-integration of RAE community in Kosovo society as such as: unequal access to health/education, poverty of income and unemployment, lack of strong Civil Society Organizations.
|Kosovo||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Activities of the project are implemented in 10 target municipalities in Kosovo and Macedonia. The aim of REGS is to contribute to the development of stabile and understanding interpersonal relations and structures to support networks of business and civil societies, with the interest to create sustainable socioeconomic conditions for all citizens.
|Laos||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; HIV/ AIDS; Water and Sanitation|
1. Improve the performance of agricultural livelihood systems; 2. Improve the capability of households to take advantage of market opportunities and to improve their access to those markets;
3. Improce access to convenient water sources, and knowledge about basic nutrition and HIV/AIDS;
4. Improve communities’ capacity to plan, implement and manage their own development activities and manage their natural resources; and
5. Imporive the capacity of District and Provincial level organizations to support village and community-based organizations’ development efforts.
|Lesotho||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The project is targeting 5,000 households or 30,000 beneficiaries. The project targets communities in the Senqu River Valley and southern districts of Mafeteng, Mohale's Hoek, Quthing and Qacha's Nek. The focus of the activities will be to enhance the productive assets of the household or community during an initial year of food for work and allow people to enhance their food security through diversified livelihoods resulting from the addition of home gardening and other activities in parts of the five districts.
The project will:
1. Promote and assist families to develop household garden
2. Mentor these farmers through all stages of home garden development (surveying, planning, terracing, selection of plants, nutritional value, successional planting, water harvesting and resource conservation); and
3. Identify and select individuals and households to participate in this program.
|Madagascar||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security; Water and Sanitation|
This project is comprised of four modules. Each module has its own agenda and a set of activities designed to accomplish certain results.
RM1: Regional food security and agricultural productivity are strengthened through rehabilitation of irrigated rice perimeters.
RM2: Regional production and consumption of fruits and vegetables are increased via introduction of affordable and appropriate micro-irrigation technologies.
RM3: Regional marketing networks of producers and operators are developed to advance selected value-chains better and more professionally.
RM4: Local decision-making structures are created and supported to develop and implement land-use action plans.
|Madagascar||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Water and Sanitation|
This program in Tamatave Province involves a wide range of activities in food security, roads and markets access, health and nutrition at village and commune levels. CARE provides technical assistance and training to promote sustainable farming practices, more productive and diversified farming systems and improved post-harvest management. Using food-for-work, the project rehabilitates small-scale irrigation and drainage systems and soil and water conservation infrastructure to enhance agricultural potential. CARE complements these activities by promoting basic communication and marketing infrastructures that enable poor households to carry out marketing activities more efficiently. The program also targets sustainable improvements in environmental health by decreasing the incidence of water and sanitation-related disease in the project area. Finally, CARE improves community management of water and sanitation resources and builds up key water and sanitation infrastructures.
|Madagascar||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Focus is on expanding the agricultural production activities taking place in southeast Madagascar. The project will establish a sustainable technical support network which will assist local farmers with agriculture inputs and further develop and reinforce marketing networks in order to encourage agriculture production.
|Madagascar||Small Economic Activity Development; Water and Sanitation|
Petit Boulevard improves livelihoods through an empowerment process, where both individual and institutional capacities are built using food-for-work activities.
The project has two objectives:
1)To mitigate the obstacles to improved income generation and livelihood security for 10,000 households.
2) To work with local organizations on issues to social empowerment and infrastructure provision.
Project participants are paid food wages for training and for their labor on infrastructure projects including water (Pipes, tapes and laundry facilities), sanitation, adequate causeways to housing areas and better drainage systems, particularly in areas where stagnant cesspools exit.
|Madagascar||Value Chain||Food Security; Small Economic Activity Development; Water and Sanitation|
Tragnambo’s goal is to improve the livelihood security of approximately 7,000 households living in the seven communes of Anosy District in the Fort Dauphin area. CARE, the communities and two local NGOs work in a variety of areas such as agriculture, health, nutrition, infrastructure, and community development. The project’s community governance activities are the centerpiece of the overall development strategy. Working with local villages and communes, the Project helps to develop and reinforce development planning and implementation platforms that will take responsibility for the development of their own communities. Project interventions include:
1) Improve rice and vegetable production practices;
2) Improve marketing linkages between Fort Dauphin and the project area; and
3) Improve local dams and irrigation canals.
The project also designs and implements nutritional enhancement strategies. CARE and local credit organizations also plan to establish rural credit opportunities and to pilot an adult literacy program which, if successful, will be scaled up.
|Malawi||Microfinance; VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
CARE Malawi through the Central Region Livelihood Security Program has successfully implemented the Village Savings & Loan program in Malawi for the past 5 years. It enables participants to accumulate savings which in turn allows them to engage in income-earning activities that raise their household income
|Malawi||Value Chain; VS&L||Food Security|
The goal of the I-LIFE program is to reduce food insecurity among vulnerable households and communities in rural Malawi. The program is implemented through a consortium of eight private voluntary organizations. The program has three strategic objectives
1. Livelihood capacities of vulnerable groups are protected and enhanced;
2. Nutritional status of vulnerable groups is protected and enhanced and
3. Community and district capacity to protect and enhance food security is improved.
The CRLSP is operational in six Traditional Authorities (TAs) in Lilongwe and Dowa Districts. The program was designed to address four underlying issues that contribute to general food and livelihood insecurity: weak community and farmer organization; low agricultural productivity and poor yields; weak productive infrastructure (water catchment structures, water points, roads); and limited income earning opportunities. CRLSP addresses these underlying issues through four objectives. 1) Develop and strengthen organizational capacities and partnerships. Over time CARE seeks to strengthen community institutional decision-making and outreach capacity. This involves moving the community structures away from a dependency on external institutions and to an ability to deal with the world on a more equal social and economic basis. 2) Raise agricultural productivity (through crop diversification and improved farming systems). Access to seed to diversify food crop production, particularly legumes, reducing the cost of input requirements through promotion of organic fertilizers and green manure are some of the important elements of this component, as are promotion of soil and water conservation. 3) Improve water availability and use, and related natural resource management. This component aims to increase cultivation, particularly in the dry season, by constructing water harvesting structures and improved natural resource management. 4) Increase earnings through increased access to financial services and improve market linkages and non-agricultural income generating activities.
|Malawi||Value Chain; VS&L||Food Security; HIV/ AIDS|
Supporting and Mitigating the Impact of HIV & AIDS for Livelihood Enhancement (SMIHLE) is a 5 year food security and HIV & Aids project implemented by CARE Malawi, CARE Mozambique, CARE South Africa and CARE Kenya. SMIHLE's purpose is to develop and promote operational models and practices that strengthen the delivery of food security services that mainstream HIV/AIDS and gender. This sub-program purpose compliments the higher level programme purpose of Improving CSOs and government capacity to deliver quality decentralized rural services that mainstream effective responses to HIV & Aids and address gender inequities to enhance livelihood security.
The Integrated Community Nutrition Project (ICON) is a 3 year project whose objective is to empower community and local institutions to effect sustainable improvements in nutritional status of children under five.
The proposed actions of the project are:
i)The PD/Hearth activity will lead to the adoption of diversified household diet in families with malnourished children
ii) The health education and hygiene and sanitation components will directly lead to adoption of appropriate child health and nutrition care practices
iii) The crop diversification component will provide households with the knowledge and seed stock to diversify food availability
iv) Village savings and loans scheme will generate income with which to expand and diversify agricultural production and,
v) In addition, the action will strengthen local governance structures (within the current policy of decentralisation) to be able to have skills and systems to support community nutrition work.
|Malawi||VS&L||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; HIV/ AIDS|
Strengthen the capacity of Community Based Organizations to apply a livelihoods approach in programs that are providing care for OVC and PLWHA. This will ensure that OVC have access to education, food and other livelihood opportunities, while PLWHAs will have better access to food and income which can be used to access health care.
|Malawi||Value Chain||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
CARE Malawi’s Scorecard tool is built on the cornerstones of participation, accountability, responsibility, and informed decision-making. The methodology behind the tool is to improve the quality of service for the supply side and demand side parties, as well as to facilitate a participatory process whereby the opinions and ideas of various groups of people can be collected at the same time. The tool is easy to use, versatile in its reach, and can be adapted to multiple industries. The goal of the tool is to positively influence the quality, efficiency, and accountability of services that are provided and to foster a two-way and on going participatory model for assessment, planning, monitoring, and evaluation of services.
|Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda||VS&L||Household Lively Security|
The overall purpose of the project will be to enhance the livelihood security of the five million poor people in the rural areas and urban slums of Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
|Mali||Microfinance; VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Integrated and Other Health|
This project addresses the institutional and organizational issues that underlie all aspects of development in the Macina, Niono, and Ségou Districts of the Ségou Region, and that are increasingly critical as Mali continues on a path of government decentralization. The project’s goal is to reinforce the ability of 3 NGOs, 10,000 households, and 27 communes to work together to promote the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized in the three target districts. CARE works with local groups in three areas:
1) Women’s access to credit and income generating activities, 2) Capacity building of NGOs, women’s groups, agricultural producer associations and other partners, and
3) Behavioral change communication (BCC) aimed at improving basic health and hygiene and reducing the prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC).
The project aims to reduce child trafficking and exploitative child labor through improvements in access to and quality of education in five (5) districts in 2 regions of Mali (Segou and Mopti). The project targets all Centers for Development Education (CEDs) as well as 50 percent of the students in target communities and sixth graders in public schools. It also aims to increase overall school enrollment by reaching an additional 14,000 of out-of-school children.
The project objectives are:
1) Improve enrollment in quality non-formal and formal education of children at risk of being trafficked or exploited. CARE aims to strengthen the capacity and functionality of the non-formal CEDs, train at-risk children to make them more employable in the medium to long term, and build bridges between formal and non-formal education programs that allow children a realistic option of transitioning from one to the other;
2) Mobilize two communes per district in the project area to prevent child trafficking and exploitative labor and to adopt re-integration strategies for trafficked or exploited children that model how often communes may address the problem. Under this objective, CARE raises awareness about: the dangers of child trafficking and exploitative labor, lobbying, and other sources of economic opportunities, including microfinance, for the families of at risk children;
3) Improve capacity, collaboration and visibility of key civil society actors in working with the government to combat child trafficking and exploitative labor through education. CARE's role in this component includes engaging in advocacy to ensure that existing laws and safeguards protecting child rights are enforced, providing capacity building to civil society organizations (CSOs) allowing them to protect and defend children's rights, promoting effective collaboration among CSOs and government actors in order to ensure that quality educational opportunities are available to children at risk, and using new technologies for information and communication (NTICs) to improve educational and advocacy services for children at risk.
|Mali||Value Chain||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The project assists in linking Malian exporters and importers in regional and, to a more limited extent, international markets. Overall, the project will strengthen Mali’s competitiveness through knowledge creation, networking, capacity building, and contributing to the resolution of policy and infrastructure constraints.
CARE’s role is to integrate small-scale stakeholders into the work of MaliTrade, thereby ensuring that vulnerable populations benefit from project activities. CARE Mali will focus on working with small-scale associations, decentralizing management in Ségou, Mopti, and Timbuktu regions and providing high quality monitoring and evaluation services at the local level. These interventions at the local level are intended to complement policy, technical assistance, and training activities aimed at national issues, government, and larger associations.
CARE activities include: evaluating export potential and key stakeholders (e.g., lead firms, producer groups, service providers including trade associations, transport services, technical consultants and pertinent government services) in the proposed commodities, fostering commercial linkages between leading firms and smaller producer groups or associations in the selected commodity, introducing quality control systems by providing information and training on export market requirements, setting up basic certification processes, and facilitating processing, storage, and other post-harvest infrastructure.
|Mali||VS&L||Child Health; Integrated and Other Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health|
Contribute to reduced morbidity and mortality due to preventable illnesses among Malian women and children in 11 district and 2 Bamako communes.
Reduce HIV/AIDS spread among population at risk on the railroad station of Kati and Dio. The project envisions strengthening 15 MJT groups including men, women and mix groups. These groups are constituted of vulnerable populations.
|Mali||VS&L||Household Lively Security|
The project is strengthening 382 MJT women groups. MJT is a system of women’s self-managed, village level savings and credit with the goal of reinforcing financial autonomy of women and through this, their empowerment, within their families and their communities.The rational of working with MJT groups is to improve their income to increase women and develop their awareness on environmental protection. The women are involved as relay to sensitize their peer on theses issues.
This program aims to develop the capacities of key development actors in five districts of the remote Timbuktu region in order to ensure that the rights and needs of vulnerable communities are respected, particularly with regard to access to key social services as well as the means of earning a decent living. Particular emphasis will be given to ensuring that the most vulnerable members of the population, particularly women, have the tools to become actors in the struggle against poverty. By the end of the program, in December 2007, CARE hopes to achieve the following results: 1) Advisors in 20 communes manage effectively communal development plans that respond to the needs and demands of the most vulnerable; 2) Local organizations defend the interests of their members in participating in the development of communal plans; 3) Two hundred small-scale women's savings and credit groups will increase the economic activity of their members and participate actively in the life of their communes; and 4) Nomad associations and communal advisors will ensure that nomadic populations have equal access to communal services. This inter-sectoral, rights-based activity focuses on capacity building and institutional strengthening of both community organizations and communal councils to ensure a sustainable approach to development. The program places a high priority on ensuring that vulnerable populations are competent subjects, and not passive objects, of the development process.
|Mali||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The SAPI Project goal is that "by 2011, 7500 households in the project zone will be organized to improve their livelihood security, increasing agricultural production and economic activities." The three project objectives are as follows.
Objective 1: By 2011, increase annual average rice production of 6 plains to 28,100 metric tons through hydro-agricultural infrastructures for controlled submersion on 19,950 hectares and 350 hectares in small village-level irrigation perimeters.
Objective 2:By 2011, the organizational capacity of 12 inter-village associations (AIV) will be strengthened in order to promote a fair and equitable management of activities in project zones.
Objective 3: By 2011, the economic capacity of members of village associations will be strengthened through savings and loan activities and inventory credit.
|Mozambique||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Objective: Establish 225 fully functioning farmer associations within four years in 12 postos administrativos of five districts in Cabo Delgado Province.
|Mozambique||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
VIDA covers 14 districts in Nampula Province and aims to improve the Ministry of Agriculture's capacity and other stakeholders' to perform key activities related to achieving food security, and to improve household food consumption, especially for vulnerable children. CARE will offer crop production advice to about 45,000 direct beneficiaries working in production and women’s groups. VIDA’s market-oriented extension services include providing considerable assistance to the private sector to help it establish seed production businesses and retail outlets for agricultural tools and inputs.
Provide financial services to farmers in the Murrupula district. CARE assists farmer association members to increase their output by providing production advice, and OLIPA helps associations market their produce. CLUSA manages a loan guarantee fund and provides advice on organic farming and certification. Agro Alfa, a private company, provides advice on animal traction, livestock production and agro-processing.
|Mozambique||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Child Health; Water and Sanitation|
CARE’s overall goal in Kuyukana is to identify effective strategies to establish and promote livelihood resilience, social cohesion and better local governance in urban Mozambique. The project also aims to strengthen local democratic institutions and improve the livelihood security of the poorest households in three of Maputo’s inner city neighborhoods.
|Mozambique||VS&L||Integrated and Other Health; Small Economic Activity Development; Water and Sanitation|
PACS in Mozambique (known as SCORE) will strengthen existing CBOs to better provide marketing, business training, savings and loan support, water supply services, and Malaria prevention education to women.
|Mozambique||Microfinance||Household Lively Security|
The goal of the SEED project is to increase access to and control over a diversified portfolio of farm and non-farm income generating activities that operate on commercially and environmentally sustainable terms by poor households in the target area of Northern Inhambane. This is consistent with PROAGRI II’s general goal of assisting smallholder farmers to increase agricultural productivity, agro-industry, and marketing within the principles of sustainable use of natural resources. The districts of Mabote and Govoru will be the initial target areas for SEED activities. After two years, the SEED Project will expand to the coastal districts of Vilankulos and Inhassoro. The anticipated impact of the SEED Project is to
reduce poverty and sustained rural economic recovery in the targeted districts. To achieve this impact, SEED focuses on three outcomes:
1. Sustainable increase in CBO revenue from commercial agriculture opportunities Outcome
2. Sustainable increase in revenue from non-farm opportunities Outcome
3. Empowered women, men and households successfully implementing diversified livelihood strategies
|Mozambique||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The overriding objective of this innovative project is to contribute to poverty reduction in Inhambane Province by enabling the local population to articulate their interests and to establish avenues for their voices to be heard. Intermediate project objectives are to strengthen local NGOs and CBOs, particularly developing their capacity for self help. The major activity will be establishing an independent local NGO, Kukula, and building its capacity by transferring skills from CARE to Kukula so it can replicate methodologies utilized in CAREs successful women savings and credit scheme (via the recently concluded ILRP project). In addition, the project will do capacity building work with other local NGOs and CBOs who are partnering with CARE, particularly those engaged in civil society strengthening.
|Mozambique||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The goal of the project is to the improve livelihood security of smallholder farmers in Nampula province. More specifically the aim is to improve crop yield and production through the introduction of sustainable soil fertility and water management systems. The project emphasizes participatory farmer research and documentation to share within southern Africa.
|Nepal||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Project aims to reduce poverty of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Doti District in Nepal. The targeted participants of the program are Dalits, women and land-poor families of Doti District. The project anticipates directly benefiting 2,000 households (about 12,000 people) in the selected eight VDCs of the district. Secondary beneficiaries will be selected civil society organizations and formal and informal leaders. The project anticipates directly benefiting 10 Civil Society Organizations and 40 leaders. The project strategy has two main thrusts. The first is a rights-based approach focusing on capacity building of individual women and Dalit leaders and civil society organizations to promote greater participation and stronger leadership in district development processes, to advocate for social justice and equity at district, regional and national levels. Secondly, the project will strengthen local civil society organizations to complement rights based programming with needs based outreach capacity to increase and diversity economic development strategies of the target groups in the selected eight-project area village Development Committees.
|Nepal||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The aim of the project is building CARE Nepal capacity to become a strong player in strengthening the Nepali policy framework in regards to urban poverty issues, ensuring that it is responsive to the rights of the urban poor, and poor women in particular. Our work with urban formal and informal women workers will drive and inform that engagement in partnership with them.
JANSEEP aims in contributing towards poverty reduction and empowerment of highly marginalized Janajatis in Nepal. Specific objectives are to protect and promote the political, economic, social and cultural rights of Thami, Dhanuk and Surel Janajatis in Dhanusha and Dolakha districts.
|Nepal||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Objective:Ensure that natural resources in selected areas of Nepal are managed in a democratic and sustainable way; that the performance of selected civil society groups and other institutions is improved to meet the principles of good governance; that the benefits from natural resources are dispersed in accountable and transparent ways and that the benefits and other earned revenues are equitably distributed to the local communities both directly and through sustainable livelihoods improvement initiatives; so that the biodiversity is conserved and the democratic process for conflict resolution and peace building is supported.
|Nepal||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The program is designed to enhance the capacities of Civil Society Organizations within the Rights Based perspective to improve the livelihoods of target groups in three interrelated ways-,
1. Enable households to claim and utilize their rights
2. Address the negative consequences of conflicts through social harmonization and improving social relations and
3. Increase opportunities for farm and non-farm based income generating opportunities. The strategies are designed to make target groups aware of their basic rights and empower them to claim and exercise these rights.
This project aims to improve the livelihood security of households in remote districts, with emphasis on the most marginalized women, men, and children. The main objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction in the remote areas of Nepal through the development, application and dissemination of effective strategies at the local and national levels. The focus in the extension phase will continue to be on reconstruction and rehabilitation of small scale rural infrastructure activities.
|Nepal||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Infrastructure|
UJYALO aims to strengthen support for the victims of conflict and conflict affected communities through an integrated community level program that combines economic and social support activities designed to address the physiological and economic consequences of Nepal's conflict. The overall objective of the program is to promote peace through improved income, support and local capacities for peace among conflict-affected communities in Western Nepal.
The aim of the project is to enhance skills and capacities of women in the Churia region to exercise their rights by addressing the policy and socio-cultural barriers that impede their political, social and economic empowerment and the implementation of UN Resolution 1325.
|Nepal||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
SAEENO is designed to improve the livelihoods of poor, vulnerable and socially excluded women by creating economic opportunities through NTFP management in KTBZ area. CARE Nepal is working with local women’s groups, community organizations, forest user groups, cooperatives, local market, traders and district-level government authorities.
|Nicaragua||Value Chain||Development; Small Economic Activity Development|
The Project is developing alliances with private sector, universities, and small enterprises to develop competitive capacities for 100 families involved in small enterprises in the north of Nicaragua.
|Niger||VS&L; Microfinance||Education; HIV/ AIDS|
Five year program composed of three parts:
1) Micro finance and leadership;
2) Social rights;
3) Promotion of peace in households (PPP):
All three parts of the program will be implemented with the ultimate hope of increasing the representation of Nigerien women in all communal and national decisions.
|Niger||VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
The goal of CARE’s Mata Masu Dubara project in Zinder and Diffa is to improve the socioeconomic conditions of 50,000 poor rural women and their ability to secure a better livelihood for themselves and their families by offering them access to a permanent system of savings and credit. The project does not provide financial support, but rather, offers training for groups of women interested in the creation and operation of these savings and credit associations. It also develops women's capabilities to participate in decision-making at the community and local levels through an integrated training on rights, decentralization, instructional strengthening, CBO registration and partnership. The project also develops women capacity to network to help them to improve their livelihood and play a role in civil society. The project is extending its activities to pastoral areas.
|Niger||VS&L||Integrated and Other Health|
This project aims to increase women’s capacity to improve the health of their families by creating savings & credit groups in 30 communities
|Niger||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
CARE’s Training for Women’s groups project works in the Dosso, Tahoua, and Tillaberi districts with the aim of developing the livestock sector. This is done by strengthening women livestock producers’ access to credit, training in animal husbandry, and access to marketing techniques for animal products. The project targets 600 women’s groups or about 12,000 women. Expected results of the project include:
1) Strengthened technical and organizational capacities of women’s groups;
2) Increased revenues earned from livestock production;
3) Improved household food security;
4) Improved social capital from social exchanges;
5) Increased contact and establishment of production and business networks;
6) An adapted saving and credit system;
7) Women’s enhanced ability to amass and retain capital;
8) Strengthened technical and managerial capacities of associations and public institutions; and
9) Reduction of conflicts related to access to natural resources.
All of these results are expected at household, groups/local institutions, community, inter-community, communal and national levels.
|Niger||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
MMD seeks to provide women a wider range of services, particularly services that increase the participant’s economic activities, increase human capital through training, and build a nationwide movement of women’s groups.
This project is a component of the national program on rural financial services development that aims at replicating the MMD methodology to other groups within the country.
|Niger||VS&L; Microfinance||HIV/ AIDS; Integrated and Other Health|
Microcredit and Health Education for HIV /AIDS Affected Women and Children on the Valley of the Widows (NER070) (09/01/2006- 09/30/2008) To counter the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS in Maradi area of Niger, CARE proposes the two-year initiative Support for AIDS-Affected Women and Children in the Valley of the Widows. The goal of the project is to reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS and its physical, social and economic consequences for at least 7,200 women and children in the Bouza District by the year 2006. To achieve this goal, CARE will:
1.Create 120 all-female Mata Masu Dubara savings groups, primarily made up of AIDS widows and women affected by HIV/AIDS, in the Bouza District;
2. Improve the economic, health and social status of at least 7,200 women and children in the Bouza District, whose migrant husbands and fathers put them at greater risk of contracting HIV/AIDS;
3. Disseminate CARE HIV/AIDS education and training materials to the 25 participating villages (estimated population of 79,000 people);
4. Encourage positive attitude and behavioral change vis-à-vis HIV/AIDS education in 25 villages within the Bouza District, thereby reducing the stigmatization of women;
5. Develop a network of Mata Masu Dubara groups that will strengthen the collective voice of women in the region to advocate for improved HIV/AIDS services and a better social status;
6.Create a cadre of at least 120 Village Agents, or female leaders, who are responsible for outreach and the formation of additional savings and loan groups with an HIV/AIDS component; and strengthen the long-term sustainability of local HIV/AIDS services by increasing the capacity of local organizations such as ESPOIR.
|Pakistan||Household Lively Security|
Project activities include: distribution of maize and rice seeds, fertilizers and tools to farmers in Allai; provision of agricultural extension trainings and plantation of fruit trees. Total targeted population includes 20,000 families.
|Peru||Microfinance||Household Lively Security|
This project will allow 80 producer families access to credit in order to improve the production and commercialization of their products to markets.
|Peru||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The project aims to make available valid methodologies to business sectors, the NGO community and civil society in order to facilitate the relationships and market linkages of the poor producers.
|Peru||Water and Sanitation|
The project is part of an international initiative in 5 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, to promote equitable compensation of hydrological services as a way of promoting sustainable development practices as well as the livelihoods of rural poor communities.
|Peru||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The project will develop technical commercial capacity building, promote services of local private technical assistance and the marketing of quality cattle (product of the project).
|Peru||Value Chain||Small Economic Activity Development|
The project aims to develop the basis for replicable models that demonstrate how different sectors (mining companies, government and civil society) can work together in a consensual, practical and strategic way to ensure that mining investments contribute to local sustainable economic development. The project will promote the establishment of practical and strategic multisectoral partnerships. These partnerships will focus on the promotion of market access for smallholder farmers, both to markets associated with the mining company as well as others at the local, regional and national level.
CARE Peru wants to demonstrate that it is possible to link producers to these markets without generating dependency on one particular market. The project aims to show that at least 100 families participating in production chains will increase their sales by 100 percent by the end of the project.
|Peru||Small Economic Activity Development|
The Center will include the facilitation of technical assistance services in management, production, value adding processes. The CES will also facilitate services of market information and analysis, market promotion, producer organization, and training in business topics, among others.
|Peru||Child Health; Food Security|
Objectives: to increase family income by 25% and to improve the health and nutritional conditions of the families, especially of children under 3 years of age. The program will address food security by working to increase real income and food availability and consumption, improve links between food security and health and invest in the local capital of the poor and build institutional capacity of civil society.
Goal: 11% reduction in the chronic malnutrition in Ayacucho, Huaraz, Cajamarca and Puno.
|Peru||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Water and Sanitation|
Objective: Increase small-scale agricultural enterprise yields and product variety by financing irrigation systems. The project aims to link farm families in the Ayacucho Region of Peru with markets to maximize the value of increased productive capacity. The project will not only finance water systems, but it will also develop linkages with markets so participants can maximize the value received from their increased productive capacity. Activities in the value chain implementation include market identification, organization of producers, workshops to develop the value chain, and optimizing production and negotiation with buyers.
|Philippines||Microfinance; Value Chain; VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
SEAD is a non-stock, non-profit microfinance NGO (non-governmental organization) that was the spin-off microfinance program of the Cooperative Assistance for Relief Everywhere, Inc. (CARE USA or CARE) in the Philippines. Created by CARE and other stakeholders, SEAD, Inc.’s primary purpose is to support the economic development of poor communities and to transform into a vehicle for poverty reduction in the Philippines with a vision to become an integral part of the formal financial sector in the country. In 2006, CARE and SEAD Inc. stakeholders decided to convert the wholesale lending operations of SEAD Inc. into a for-profit company (FPC) called SEEDFINANCE or Sustainable Economic Empowerment & Development Financing Company.
|Philippines||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Water and Sanitation|
This joint program of WWF, CARE and IIED aims to establish Equitable Payments for Watershed Services (PWS) in selected watersheds in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The central premise of this project is to ensure a sustainable flow of watershed services to beneficiaries of these services into the future through the establishment of equitable payments mechanisms. The intervention strategy is divided into two phases: Phase 1 is preparatory in nature and will last 18 months, while Phase 2 will last 3.5-4 years.
|Rwanda||Small Economic Activity Development|
1. To enhance the capacity of primary schools and women's associations;
2. To raise environmental awareness; and
3. To develop and implement sustainable income-generating activities for improved household livelihood security.
|Rwanda||Development; Education; HIV/ AIDS|
To advance basic and life skills education for out-of-school children and youth who cannot be reintegrated into the formal school system. Focus on linking literacy (reading, writing, mathematics), vocational (skills development, income-generation activities, cooperative principles) and life skills (gender, rights and peace education, conflict mitigation, leadership, HIV prevention).
|Rwanda||Small Economic Activity Development|
The goal of this project is to continue the increase in individual group revenue gained from product sales that effectively translate into household recapitalization and livelihood diversity.
|Rwanda||VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Set up a system of community-based, savings-led groups which will allow project beneficiaries to gain experience in savings mobilization and loan management
|Rwanda||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
To improve the economic and social viability of new communities through improving government/local association relations, organizing group income generating activities, and improving community participation by enforcing laws concerning the use of community environmental resources and empowering women.
|Rwanda||Microfinance; Value Chain; VS&L||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Small Economic Activity Development|
POWER based in the southern province of Rwanda in six districts: Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, Huye, Gisagara, Nyanza and Ruhango. The project will improve access of 30,000 extremely poor people, 80% of whom are women. The project will also increase participation and inclusion of 30,000 project participnts in decision making processes at both household and community levels. It strengthens the institutional and organizational capacity of local implementing CSOs/CBOs partner associations in order to improve thheir ability to better represent and advocate for the interests of women
|Serbia||Small Economic Activity Development|
Roma Access to Economic Development and Employment Opportunities Project based in Serbia contributes to the successful (re)integration and empowerment of Roma (including IDPs and Failed Asylum Seekers (FAS)) within society by focusing on economic and employment opportunities. Gainful employment in Roma households is a pre-condition for integration in society; it encourages participation in education and raises the living conditions of the Roma communities. For this reason the project focuses on preparation for employment and creating economic opportunities in Roma communities.
|Sierra Leone||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security|
The Farm to Market Support (FtMS) project is being implemented in 16 communities in Moyamba and Tonkolili districts of Sierra Leone with the goal of strengthening food security among at-risk communities and households covering a total population of 3,200. Intervention seeks to address critical gaps with regard to food storage, processing, production and marketing. Specifically, the following interventions are proposed:
1) rehabilitation/construction of drying floors and storage facilities;
2) market sites rehabilitated and improvement/refinement of local marketing systems, and;
3) promotion of cassava production and processing.
|Sierra Leone||Food Security|
The RFS-RBA initiative grew out of the need to expand basic refugee services in the existing camps recognizing that activities were desperately needed to:
1) actively engage refugees in productive works, particularly farming and income generating activities, and;
2) develop mechanisms/initiatives to address increasing hostilities/conflicts amongst both the refugees themselves and between refugees and contiguous host community populations.
Program is designed to:
1) promote conflict reconciliation;
2) improve food and environmental security; and
3) promote social development
Overall, the project proposes to improve the food and livelihood security of Liberian refugees living in Sierra Leone (and the host-communities they impact) through increasing their overall capacity in the realm of food production. Once again,
|Sierra Leone||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Household Lively Security|
Objective: implement a three year Transition Assistance Program (TAP) in Koinadugu, Kono and Kailahun districts targeting extremely vulnerable and food insecure beneficiaries: 500 women-headed households, mothers, women and children.
Goal: of the program is to support Sierra Leone’s recovery from the war by focusing on restoring livelihoods for rural households in 30 chiefdoms in some of the most badly affected districts in the country. The program focuses on re-establishment of livelihoods and does so in ways that will facilitate a transition to development programs. The program has two objectives:
1) to improve health status and
2) to re-establish livelihood activities associated with agriculture.
Nine (9) intermediate results are planned:
1) to improve access to health services;
2) to increase knowledge and skills related to improved health and nutrition practices;
3) to build village-level capacities to address health issues and capitalize on opportunities to improve health status at the village level;
4) to link village-based health groups to wider decision-making structures;
5) to restore productivity of inland valley lowland rice farms, tree farms and upland farms;
6) to rebuild storage and processing capacities;
7) to re-establish access to local markets;
8) to build village-level capacities to address agricultural problems and capitalize on agricultural opportunities;
9) to maintain a safety net Using proceeds from the monetization of 28,830 MT of wheat, rice and vegetable oil.
|Sierra Leone||Microfinance; Value Chain; VS&L||Household Lively Security|
CARE Sierra Leone's Promoting Linkages for Livelihood Security and Economic Development (LINKS) program intends to facilitate more rapid integration of communities into dynamic rural economies in which inputs flow to communities and products are more easily marketed. The program will focus on 21 Chiefdoms in the Sierra Leone districts of Koinadugu, Kono and Kailhaun and will positively impact 156, 000 direct and indirect beneficiaries over its lifetime. The LINKS program is specifically designed to broaden the range and increase the productivity of livelihood activities at the community level and to link productive communities more integrally into regional and national market systems. Building on the foundation of increased agricultural production that will be established by the Consortium for Rehabilitation and Development (CORAD) Developmental Relief Program (DRP), the LINKS Program which will also be implemented by CORAD will enhance the capacities of farmers to innovate in their agricultural production. The program will also expand the productivity of micro-enterprise at the community level, especially with value-added activities that open up markets for agricultural commodities. Savings and literacy activities at the community level will mobilize small amounts of capital while beginning to address the effects of the disruption of basic education services during the conflict.
|Sierra Leone||Food Security|
The overall program strategy for LEAD is to address the food insecurity of those populations in the country that are currently most vulnerable while also contributing to the consolidation of peace in Sierra Leone.
|Sierra Leone||VS&L||Household Lively Security|
Objective: To provide 3,000 economically poor people with useful financial services through the establishment of sustainable VSLA in 100 communities in remote parts of Koinadugu district.
Target groups: Given the range of vulnerabilities in Sierra Leone, CARE is proposing multiple target beneficiaries for this village savings and loan funding: economically poor farmers, women and marginalized youth.
The project's major sector is Education and the sub sector is vocational training. The goal of EBVT is to contribute to the long term reintegration and livelihood security of Somali returnees to Somaliland. The program aims in achieving this through providing opportunities for vocational training and apprenticeship with local businesses.
|Somalia||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening|
The Somali Civil Society Expansion Program is focused on building strong civil society organizations that contribute to good governance and peace building with cooperative, productive linkages with civil authorities. The program works with a minimum of 24 Civil Society Organizations and sub grants are provided in the capacity building, agriculture, livestock, maternal health and income generation sectors.
Goal: Enable approximately 26,000 returnees to reintegrate and achieve self-sufficiency in the selected urban and rural areas of Awdal, Togdheer, W. Galbeed and Sahil regions in Somaliland. Provide Enterprise Based Vocational Training(EBVT), Improved Rural Food Security(IRFS) and Microcredit (MC).
|Somalia||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The Sanaag Region faces acute and chronic food insecurity as a consequence of several inter-related factors. Theses include the lack of a diversified and sustainable economy, recurrent drought, rapid desertification and market isolation. Livestock production is now the economic mainstay for the majority of the population. However, livestock production continues to be unsustainable due to severe environmental devastation as result of charcoal production and existence of large gullies that turn vast amounts of grazing lands into unproductive deserts. The environmental situation of eastern Sanaag is crippling pastoral livelihoods and, if continued to be neglected, will certainly destroy the pastoral way of life. CARE will implement a Cash-for-Work program that will assist the community's livelihood.
|South Africa||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Child Health; HIV/ AIDS|
The Local Links project addresses three broad constraints with HIV/AIDS in South Africa:
1) Fragile economic safety nets and limited security of assets upon which to draw during the continuum of HIV/AIDS illness; 2) A lack of a comprehensive set of quality services and referral mechanisms at local levels; and
3) A lack of rights protection of children affected by HIV/AIDS.
CARE will act as a catalyst and facilitator in Local Links, and will work win a participatory, collaborative manner with local partners, OVCs and their carers, communities and key stakeholders. Local Links operates nationally and in Limpopo and Free State provinces in the north and eastern part of South Africa with the following objectives:
1) Strengthening the economic coping mechanisms of families and communities using CARE’s voluntary savings methodology;
2) Strengthening the capacity of local organizations to meet the needs and rights of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC);
3) Improving advocacy efforts on behalf of orphans and vulnerable children.
About 35,000 orphans and vulnerable children and community members will access the project services and another 150,000 others in the community will receive indirect benefits. Expansion to into the Eastern Cape is anticipated after the first year. As a result of the project, a diverse array of community-based initiatives will be strengthened, links between civil society and government will be improved and the sustainability of local programs enhanced.
|South Africa||Microfinance||HIV/ AIDS|
The aim of the Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) study is to assess a structural intervention that combines a MF program with a gender and HIV training curriculum.
|Sri Lanka||VS&L; Microfinance||Small Economic Activity Development|
The LIFT project takes an integrated approach to help communities in conflict-affected areas meet their basic human needs and rights. It targets vulnerable communities, provides an integrated range of support to those communities and strengthens the social and economic coping mechanisms of those populations affected by the conflict in Sri Lanka. The main components of the project involve activities revolving around socio-economic empowerment, food production, infrastructure rehabilitation, savings and credit, income generation, research involving important and relevant underlying issues, monitoring and evaluation and project management.
|Sri Lanka||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Support to the recovery of the Fisheries Sector in the Jaffna district Emerge.
|Sri Lanka||Emergency Relief|
DEC II- Tsunami Emergency Appeal to assist victims of the Tsunami.
|Sri Lanka||Water and Sanitation|
Part of Integrated Programming in the Conflict-Affected Areas (IPCAA), an integration of three-projects spanning across five conflict-affected districts, the "Silent Tsunami" project aims to address the significant and unmet needs of shelter and livelihoods for internally displaced people in the districts of Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, which have been affected by both the tsunami and by conflict. The project will support 1200 households by providing permanent shelter and water sanitation facilities and promoting displaced and returning communities access to productive assets and livelihood/ employment opportunities.
|Sri Lanka||Emergency Relief; Food Security; Household Lively Security; Water and Sanitation|
Humanitarian Relief for tsunami victims.
|Sri Lanka||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Development; Water and Sanitation|
Objective: Substantially contribute to ensure that uprooted people in five conflict affected districts in Sri Lanka namely Anuradhapure, Vavuniya, Killonochchi, Mullaitivu and Trincomalee in the North Central, Northern, and Eastern Provinces are successfully reintegrated to the community and their livelihoods and human rights are secure. CARE will work to
1. Increase access to safe water and sanitation facilities
2. Support agricultural and off-farm income generation activities
3. Capacity building and the implementation of peace-building and reconciliation initiatives
|Sri Lanka||Emergency Relief; Food Security; Small Economic Activity Development; Water and Sanitation|
Support for tsunami affected communities, reconstruction and development programme(STAR) Ampara district.
|Sri Lanka||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Household Lively Security; Small Economic Activity Development|
Five-year project hoping to reach out to 12,000 households in 60 poor communities that are poverty stricken and/or affected by the tsunami.
Objective: Improve the human conditions, social positions and create enabling environments by promoting diversification of agriculture and agricultural marketing activities, supporting off farm diversification of livelihoods by facilitating the development of an institutional, private sector and social environment that encourages broad based economic growth, addressing factors that encourage inequality and abuse of women preventing them from being able to make full economic and social contribution, and lastly promoting inclusive and decentralized governance that provides local communities and government more participatory decision making.
|Sri Lanka||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education|
DZADP aims to raise the agricultural productivity and incomes of 16,000 poor farmer families residing in five Dry Zone districts of Sri Lanka on a sustainable basis.
1. Introduce new participatory development approaches for the farmer groups, through the Government of Sri Lanka service providers, Non governmental organizations and private sector partner organizations.
2. Coordinate service delivery between these different agencies
3. Provide specific technical training to farmers in agricultural technologies, self-seed production, and rehabilitation of minor irrigation, institutional management, organized marketing, entrepreneurship training, and market information to farmer’s organizations.
|Sri Lanka||Emergency Relief|
Rehabilitation of infrastructure and livelihoods for tsunami victims in the Mullaitivu and Kilinochichi districts.
|Sri Lanka||Microfinance; VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
The objective of this project is to establish Community Banks (CBs) to provide opportunities for savings and micro finance services to residents of estates.
|Sri Lanka||Capacity Building/Institutional Strengthening; Development; Emergency Relief|
The aim of this project is to provide financial services to conflict affected communities of eastern Sri Lanka.
|Sri Lanka||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
The plantation sector also known as estate sector in Sri Lanka is of national importance both as a source of income and employment. The sector directly employs 310,000 people and provides residence to 5% (850,000) of the total Sri Lankan population. Although the plantation workers are an integral part of the plantation economy they have had no opportunity to participate in decision making even when their own welfare was affected. Lack of services and basic facilities in the estate environment, growing mistrust between estate management and estate residents as well as between estate residents and bordering villagers have caused serous social and economic issues that have negatively affected efficient management and the productivity.
Plantation Community Development Project (PCDP) will aim at addressing some of the problems faced by plantation workers. The project attempts to bring the plantation management and resident workers together into Community Development
Forums where they have ample space for mutual consultations for decision making and relationship building. Construction of basic facilities particularly for women in the tea plucking field and community centers for community gathering, saving and credit, business development , income generation and reduction in gender based violence will be the major project activities to be undertaken by this project .
|Sudan||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The project will boost agricultural production through the distribution of seeds and tools, the introduction of improved crop husbandry methods, the support of agricultural extension services, and the revival of trade mechanisms.
|Sudan||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security; Water and Sanitation|
A development project that aims at improving food security of drought affected people (64,945 households) through increasing agricultural productivity, and accessibility of potable water in North and West Kordofan States.
|Sudan||Integrated and Other Health; Water and Sanitation|
The overall objective of the project is to improve the health and livelihood security in Gubeish Province of West Kordofan State (110,000 drought affected households). This objective will be achieved through increased access to potable water, improved community management of water resources, and increased knowledge and practice of personal hygiene.
|Tajikistan||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Education; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: improve conservation of globally significant biodiversity in Tajikistan through the demonstration of new mechanisms and approaches for effective management. The project will also work to improve the quality of life of selected communities located next to the protected areas. Quality of life improvements will result from increased household income through selected alternative livelihood and resource use approaches. Approaches include: social/community based joint forest management, livestock and pasture management, community based tourism, and sustainable energy developments.
Through this project, CARE Tajikistan will provide technical assisstance to relevant government agencies and financial supprort to three protected areas and selected communities thus helping to improve protected areas management system, management of natural resources by population and thus help selected communities alleviate poverty.
|Tajikistan||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The purpose of the project is to increase the awareness of rural citizens about the ongoing land reform process and clarifying what legal rights farmers have.
|Tajikistan||Civil Society; Small Economic Activity Development|
This project aims to improve food security for vulnerable women through increased household income and increased participation in the civil society of Tajikistan.
This project focuses on improving food security for vulnerable farmers in the Jilikul District, Khatlon Region, Tajikistan. The project will enhance the capacity of the farmers in target communities to address development issues including community organization and planning, land reform, land/farm management and rights. Agricultural productivity and crop diversification will be improved through increased access to agricultural inputs, improved quality of lands and improved farming techniques. Cross cutting issues including gender, human rights and environment are integrated into project activities.
|Tajikistan||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security|
This project aims to ensure that the food security needs of the rural population targeted are substantially met.
|Tajikistan||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
The goal of this project is to increase agricultural production and economic livelihood on private farms.
|Tanzania||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Household Lively Security|
1. To strengthen the capacity of the Department for Commercial Crops, Fruits and Forestry to manage the conservation areas of Jozani and Chwaka Bay.
2. To strengthen the capacity of JECA and MICA, community conservation organizations.
3. To conserve the Biodiversity of Zanzibar
4. To improve the livelihood security of people living next to Zanzibar’s protected areas
|Tanzania||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Household Lively Security; Water and Sanitation|
To improve the livelihood security of households especially female-headed ones within the five wards of Magu District through:
1. Agricultural technology transfer
2. Treadle pumps for irrigation purposes.
3. Farmer access to agricultural inputs for production¨
4. Savings mobilization at the community level.
|Tanzania||Integrated and Other Health; Nutritional Support|
To improve the health and nutritional status as well as income among the poorest households.
|Tanzania||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Assist communities, local government and NGOs in managing forests through Joint Forest management Processes with active participation of women, men and youths in forests adjacent communities.
|Tanzania||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
1. Improving agricultural extension services.
2. Increasing knowledge of experience on sustainable farming methods.
3. Diversifying and increasing agricultural production.
4. Better marketing strategies.
|Tanzania||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Civil Society|
This program aims to have the natural resources of Ngezi-Vumawimbi forest and its surrounding areas effectively and sustainably managed, as well as improving the livelihood security of 10 village communities around Ngezi. This will be achieved though a mixture of capacity building of all types for technical and managerial skills; organizational development; advocacy and leadership; community organization and mobilization and through improved income generation activities. Through strengthening civil society and promoting active citizenship the program will help to strengthen people’s capacity for self-reliance.
|Tanzania||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Get the rural poor involved with the land they tend to and live off of.
|Tanzania||Value Chain; VS&L||HIV/ AIDS|
To strengthen the HBC Programme within NURU and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV and AIDS and affected households in project impact communities.
|Tanzania||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
Establish local development organizations and train their members to implement new savings, credit and environmentally sustainable business development initiatives using a low-risk, self-reliant methodology pioneered by CARE.
|Tanzania||VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
Implement Business Development Services
|Tanzania||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security|
1. Increase the food and income security of vulnerable households in ten wards of Misungwi District, particularly those headed by women
2. Improve farmer access to agricultural inputs for production
3. Savings mobilization at the community level
|Tanzania||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security; Small Economic Activity Development|
The project overall goal is focused on improving the income and food security of the families of 34 villages of Pemba while the biodiversity and productive natural resources of Ngezi forest and the Misali Conservation Area are conserved. This will be achieved through successful implementation of savings and credit scheme; promotion of cultural and eco-tourism; improved community organizations and management of eco-tourism and tourist revenues; and improved mechanisms for participatory research and monitoring of resources revenues.
|Tanzania||VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
1. Social and economic empowerment of marginalized women and girls.
2. Actively engage local leadership and institutions around reproductive and sexual health rights, resource rights and education rights.
|Tanzania||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
UMEMCP is integrated Conservation and Development Project (ICDP) addressing forest management with community participation supported by livelihood interventions that are specifically designed to enhance forest conservation as well as increased livelihood benefits to the local communities residing in 32 villages adjacent to Uluguru south CFR.
|Tanzania||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
This project builds on the lessons and successes of the former JCBCP with the aim of enhancing the “Long term maintenance of Zanzibar’s biological diversity while improving the livelihoods through promoting ecologically sustainable activities”. The expected outcomes are :
1. Provide protection to endangered and endemic species
2. Protect the adjacent village forests
3. Imporve the economic status of the target population
4. Establish community and resource governance systems
|Tanzania||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
Improve women's status through the strengthening of their Capacity and Basic Skills on Use of Improved Agricultural Inputs, Credit Facilities and Marketing.
VSLA Project implemented in Zanzibar
|Tanzania||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
Tujikomboe is a CARE Tanzania/CEP project brokers market access for 5,000 farmer families in the Magu district of Tanzania, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Working on the one hand with cotton and chick pea buyers to establish forward pricing and quality control, and with the farmers, on the other hand, to improve production yields and consistency, Tujikomboe facilitates ‘win-win’ commercial partnership between farmers and buyers.
|Thailand||Small Economic Activity Development|
The goal of the project is to create employment in rural areas through the encouragement of factory owners in Bangkok to move their production out to the rural areas. Raks Thai will serve as a match maker between companies and interested village groups, and will build the capacity of both groups in setting up the new rural area based factory.
|Uganda||Small Economic Activity Development|
ISAMI uses innovative approaches like Inventory Credit and ROSCAs to achieve its target of an "increased and steady income flow for at least 5,000 subsistence farmers, with total family members of 30,000".
|Uganda||Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Establish a sustainable foundation for the social and economic rehabilitation of Gulu and Kitgum Districts, through cash employment, access to markets, training, and social services.
|Uganda||Microfinance; VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
CRD is implemented by a consortium of six international NGOs to promote, facilitate, and enhance community-based activities to address and overcome effects and underlying causes of conflict and chronic vulnerability. The target population is 200,000 families in war affected areas in western and northern Uganda. CARE will train CRD consortium staff and their partners in the area of microfinance and small business development approaches.
|Uganda||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The AMI project is design to enhance commercial sesame production based on a private sector approach. The goal of the project is to transform subsistence farmers to commercial farmers able to achieve an annual income of $500 per household. The project links farmers together into producer associations assists them in governance, production, and marketing skills, and links them with private sector buyers on a sustainable basis. The project is trying to set up a private sector entity that will perform this function after the project is completed.
|Uganda||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
The Kigezi BDS initiative is a three-year initiative, whose focus is on expanding economic choices of the poor and marginalsied through improving access to the private sectors based in the Kigezi region in South Western part of Uganda. Market Development Approach (MDA) will be used with the following industries:
2. Passionfruit production
The goal is to increase the number of vulnerable groups that are accessing services, to increase production and improve marketing and quality control, and to increase incomes and sustainable livelihoods.
The project aims to sustain and improve the livelihoods of lake dependent communities by sustaining their primary means of income and food security: their fisheries resources. This will be done though empowering communities to manage their resources, developing and advocating for policy frameworks that promote community based management, and supporting joint government-CS management institutions.
|Uganda||VS&L||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Small Economic Activity Development|
CARE Uganda's Economic Empowerment Component aims to expand and diversify economic choices, and significantly increase the income of 10,000 poor and marginalized households living in and around protected areas in South-West Uganda so that they are better able to engage in the broader politics of conservation.
Approach: business development based on natural resources and agricultural commodities, business services development, and savings and loan associations.
|Uganda||Household Lively Security; Small Economic Activity Development|
This program works to improve the household livelihood security of area residents.
|Uganda||VS&L||Small Economic Activity Development|
SUSTAIN, is an 18 month VSLA project that addresses the challenges the poor face with limited access to financial services. The project uses a comprehensive, coordinated program involving funding support, technical assistance (TA), capacity building, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and information dissemination. The project works with over 15 partners to provide financial intermediation services to 100,000 poor and marginalized people in Uganda through VSLA mechanisms.
|West Bank/ Gaza||Food Security|
The SAFES project aims to improve the food and economic security of the Palestinian population in the Jenin District through the encouragement of appropriate, sustainable livelihoods and increased self-reliance. Inherent in this are economically, environmentally, and culturally sound practices that are appropriate for small-scale farming. The project strives to increase the level of meat and dairy production in the area, improve crop diversity, and improve water and land management.
|West Bank/ Gaza||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Food Security; Water and Sanitation|
LIOPT will seek to improve the living conditions of Palestinians in 24 communities in the Jenin and Toubas districts of the West Bank. The aim is to support the Middle East peace process by assisting to reduce the vulnerability of Palestinians to poverty and conflict, strengthening the capacity of Palestinian institutions to provide essential services, and supporting specific peace-building efforts. Accordingly, the LIOPT project will focus on four main activities:
1. Increasing livestock production, through the distribution of seeds and seedlings for a variety of fruit and vegetable crops such as cucumber, tomato, eggplant, citrus fruit, apples and almond trees.
2. Establishing demonstration homes for domestic rain water harvesting systems. The water collected will be used for domestic consumption and irrigation in homes and gardens.
3. Training in food processing, particularly among women, to help them increase the quality of the food consumed by their families.
4. Building and strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations, promoting good governance principles, and enhancing positive change, through participatory methods and involving men and women in discussions and problem solving regarding change and positive transformation of Palestinian society.
|West Bank/ Gaza||Food Security|
The principle objective of the project is to Support income/food insecure small farmers who have lost access to the export market while mitigating the food security risk of targeted poor households and social/health institutions.
|West Bank/ Gaza||Food Security; Small Economic Activity Development|
Objective: Increase food security for impoverished Palestinian HHs though production and use and access to food commodities in a self sufficient manner. CARE will also work to improve the status of women as farmers through small-scale agricultural activities.
|West Bank/ Gaza||Food Security|
The intervention aims to improve the asset base of vulnerable communities by increasing household food production and sustained income through engaging in small scale agricultural activities, training and capacity building. Vulnerable households in the northern West Bank and Gaza Strip who are already food insecure, or who are at risk with becoming food insecure will be provided with material and technical support to enhance household level food production through a range of inputs including beehives, small greenhouses, sheep, seeds, land rehabilitation, capacity building and training. The target group of 1,870 households comprises rural Palestinian and Palestinian Bedouin families whose food security has been severely compromised by movement and access restrictions. Women will be targeted in this intervention, specifically through actions which increase knowledge and skills in management of household food production, food processing (preserving, pickling, drying) nutrition awareness, and in marketing surpluses of dairy products, honey and vegetables.
|Yemen||Small Economic Activity Development|
1. Capacity building of the Yemen Women's Union at Headquarter and Governorate levels.
2. Support and advocate for an internal general election, development and introduction of internal control systems (finance, M&E, strategic and implementation planning).
3. Design and set up 20 Income generation schemes, equip offices and train YWU staff to become effective agents of change in their communities.
1. Set up 6 local community councils
2. Establish 6 kindergardens & literacy classes
3. Encourage entry of ethnic minorities to enrol in basic education, skills training and income generation / micro enterprises.
|Zambia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief|
Objeective is to inform stakeholders about the design of a long term strategy for sorghum market threat could achieve a vision:
|Zambia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief|
Objective: Improve food security at both household and community level, through the distribution of agricultural inputs to vulnerable but viable farming households. Prior to having access to the inputs, the benefiting households are expected to work on identified community projects such as feeder roads, storage facility, community schools and health posts. The farmers are provided with a seed pack that consists of diversified crops (cereal, legume and root and tuber). Farmers are trained and encouraged to use conservation agricultural system in crop production.
|Zambia||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
A tool to monitor the agricultural factors such as inputs availability, planting dates, rainfall performance and crop development in the cropping season. Agricultural data is collected by MACO district staff and is triangulated by CARE. The collected data feeds into the decision making process of food security interventions and forms part of the Early Warning System.
|Zambia||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Emergency Relief; Household Lively Security|
The Sorghum Market Enterprise Project will complement the pilot’s production in order to respond to market demands for Sorghum. It will also apply best practice production technologies established in the pilot to achieve efficient yields.
In order to address the growing problem of urban poverty, CARE Zimbabwe is replicating for the first time its successful savings and loan methodology in urban areas – Harare and Chitungwiza - through two implementing partners, Chitungwiza Utano Project Centre (Utano) and the Zimbabwe Women’s Bureau (ZWB). The objective is to improve the livelihood of urban vulnerable households by establishing savings & credit schemes; Pilot new methods; Work with partner AIDS Support Organisation – building their capacity. Target group is 500 households especially mothers of disabled children, people living HIV/AIDS; the Youth Forum and people with disabilities.
|Zimbabwe||Microfinance||Development; Household Lively Security|
The Market Link/Business Development Services Project is implemented in Midlands Province where it targets 2,500 beneficiaries and addresses a broad range of small and micro enterprise needs. CARE’s goal is to increase household livelihood security in the informal sector and to enhance its members' participation in civil society. The objectives are to:
1) Increase income (asset base) of the micro entrepreneurs; 2) Increase the production of micro entrepreneurs;
3) Engage women and other disadvantaged groups in participation in civil society; and
4) Learn from the project, and share lessons with partners, other projects, other NGOs, and policy makers.
The project also builds the capacity of the intermediate technology, food processing and horticulture sectors and of business development service providers, and it facilitates the formation of business associations.
|Zimbabwe||Value Chain||Agriculture and Natural Resources|
The Agro-business Entrepreneur Networking and Training (AGENT) program was initially piloted in 1995 with IFAD funding. The objective was to increase access to inputs for smallholder farmers through establishing a network of rural traders providing agricultural inputs. The program was targeted at local input suppliers ("agents"), typically small-scale village level retailers. Agents are identified, initially by nomination from the communities themselves, and training is provided by CARE to selected agents in input handling, marketing, finance, and book-keeping. The trained agents initially made input orders to CARE, which negotiates prices and terms with input suppliers (seed houses, fertilizer manufacturers, intermediate technology providers) but now deal directly with the suppliers.
|Zimbabwe||Microfinance; VS&L||Household Lively Security|
CARE’s Rural Microfinance Program targets 48,000 beneficiaries in vulnerable communities in Shurugwi, Mberengwa, Zvishavane, Gutu, Chirumanzu Kwekwe and Gweru. RMFP aims to improve rural livelihood security by facilitating the establishment of peer savings and internal lending system for poor households (who do not otherwise have access to credit or savings facilities); by providing basic training in Selection Planning and Management of Income Generating Activities to households and by building the capacity of other institutions to provide KI services. Beneficiaries are mostly women micro-entrepreneurs, sometimes semi-literate, operating in either the informal or agricultural sectors.
The project aims to improve the population’s income base, increase household assets and savings, and facilitate continued and easy access to capital for supporting viable household based income-generating activities and improve the household resilience to shocks and disasters. Beneficiary led innovations include asset based savings; supporting orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs), micro-insurance and strengthening social support networks through the creation of a 'social fund'. This project is hailed by external appraisers as one of the most successful of its kind in Africa.
|Zimbabwe||Microfinance; VS&L||HIV/ AIDS; Household Lively Security|
SIMBA is operational in Gutu, Rusape, Buhera and targets beneficiaries in five groups: widows, orphans and youth, commercial sex workers, care providers and people living with HIV/AIDS. SIMBA built on CARE's Rural Microfinance Program and is designed to promote economic development in HIV/AIDS-affected communities and to reduce the economic vulnerability of affected households and individuals. In particular, SIMBA’s goal is to strengthen and sustain the capacity of HIV/AIDS-affected households to increase household income, economic security and employment opportunities. To that end, the project mitigated the adverse effects of the pandemic by strengthening the capacity of AIDS Service Organizations (ASOs) to increase their clients’ ability to sustain their livelihoods through micro-enterprise development and improved income generation. The two economic development interventions launched under SIMBA project were:
1) internal savings and loans; and
2) training on selection, planning and management of income generating activities.
SIMBA promoted community-based, self-managed and saving-based microfinance services and provided basic business management training. Through these efforts, SIMBA and its partners provided economic development tools that improved the stability of HIV/AIDS-affected households. The project’s methodology focused on developing a clearly articulated process for identifying representative ASOs that work with HIV/AIDS affected households and high-risk target groups such as youth, women-headed households, orphans and commercial sex workers in order to improve their household livelihood security. SIMBA assessed the institutional capacity of the ASOs and developed effective partnership interventions that integrated micro-enterprise development programs into existing HIV/AIDS programs. SIMBA also identified and assessed strategic partners and potential donors for future complimentary ventures and for replication of successful pilot activities elsewhere in southern Africa.
|Zimbabwe||Small Economic Activity Development|
The aim of this project is to improve the welfare of poor groups in urban/peri-urban areas by increasing employment opportunities and incomes.
|Zimbabwe||Microfinance||Agriculture and Natural Resources; Child Health; Food Security; HIV/ AIDS; Integrated and Other Health; Nutritional Support; Water and Sanitation|
The project targets 45,0000 poor households in drought prone areas with high HIV & AIDS prevalence in five districts of Masvingo and one district of Midlands. Many HH qualify for and participate in more than one intervention. The outputs of this project can be summarized as follows:
1) Food security of vulnerable households stabilized
2) Protection systems for vulnerable livelihoods established and/or enhanced including water and sanitation
3) Capacity of partners and communities in livelihoods and coping strategies enhanced
4) HIV and AIDS and gender mainstreamed into all interventions.
5) Agri-inputs and community garden assistance
CARE will provide training, technical expertise, irrigation and fencing supplies, tools and seeds but the community, through an elected Garden Committee, constructs an irrigated garden close to a dam. In addition the project will work with WFP, to provide nearly 100,000 primary school children with a daily meal of nutritious porridge.
Targetting 10,000 HH in Mwenezi, Mberengwa and Zaka to implement dam rehabilitation and community gardens.
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The objective of this project is to provide the partner ASAP Mutare the technical assistance necessary to administer, manage, and implement a community-managed savings and lending scheme.