Browsing Category : Meet the Teams

Meet the Teams: Chomoka (Digital VSLA)

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Over the past 25 years, CARE’s VSLA (Village Savings and Loans Association) model has revolutionized efforts to help low-income women improve their lives. Not only has CARE enabled 5,000,000 women and men to form and manage these life-changing groups, we have driven a global savings-led movement, engaging NGOs, banks, governments and donors in a journey that puts women and their savings…

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Meet the Teams: A Different Cup of Tea

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The tea plantation community of Sri Lanka – over 1 million people of Indian origin brought as slave labor by the British – is the poorest and most disempowered segment of the country’s population. Denied Sri Lankan citizenship until 2003 and completely dependent on their employers for over 150 years, they have been subjected to various forms of discrimination and…

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Meet the Teams: Decent Work and Empowerment of Paid Domestic Workers

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Female domestic workers in Latin America are largely unprotected by labor laws and denied basic human rights. CARE Ecuador has worked with labor unions and women’s groups to build a movement around this issue and has generated important policy positions regarding the rights of domestic workers. This approach includes promoting the voice of women by extending labor unions to more…

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Meet the Teams: Dairy Value Chain

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Small-scale dairy is practiced by more than 70 million rural households, the majority of which are run by women. Women play a pivotal role in dairy production but their effort does not get the due recognition and they face many obstacles. This reduces cost-effectiveness of dairy work for them. Small-scale dairy presents many other problems for women: low recognition, lack…

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Meet the Teams: Team Based Goals and Incentives (TBGI)

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Bihar is one of India’s largest states, home to almost 100 million people. It is also one of its poorest states, affected with high maternal and infant mortality rates, malnutrition, anemia, poor family planning services and a plethora of diseases claiming lives. The lack of motivation in Community Health Workers (CHWs) is a critical barrier in the delivery of relevant…

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Meet the Teams: Social Impact Incubator (SII)

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In Burundi, as in most of CARE’s presence countries, civil society organizations (CSOs) struggle to develop their full potential and this contributes to CSOs’ low capacities and weak internal systems and impact. Not only does this require CARE to invest in heavy compliance systems and in direct capacity building of implementing partners but this is an obstacle in finding strategic…

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