Cohort 1: Meet the Teams
Worldwide, young people are leaving their families and migrating to urban areas to seek work. While these workers are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, traditional NGO programs are ill-equipped to reach them. CARE’s Chat! harnesses the reality of young urban factory workers in Cambodia, integrating both entertainment and technology to provide cost-effective and high-impact health education through a unique combination of hands-on training, relatable video dramas, and mobile games.
Savings Groups are essential to the lives of many women who use them to save and borrow money to meet the needs of their households. Unfortunately, the groups have trouble keeping accurate records, safely storing the money they save, and getting access to credit to grow their businesses. Chomoka is a smartphone application for Savings Groups that improves how meetings are run, unlocks opportunities to access formal banking services, and builds a platform for sustainable support.
a different cup of tea [sri lanka]
A Different Cup of Tea has developed a method to address social and economic injustices for tea plantation workers called Community Development Forums. These are mini-parliaments where workers and management convene to resolve labor disputes and transform historically marginalized communities into an empowered workforce for Sri Lanka’s tea plantations. The model results in increased productivity and reducing costs for tea companies.
community health entrepreneurs [bangladesh]
For remote communities that lack access to health services, Community Health Entrepreneurs is a unique public-private partnership that trains local women to be both skilled healthcare providers and entrepreneurs. Communities and providers together set prices for services, ensuring a sustainable income for providers and improving health outcomes for the entire community.
broadening gender [sri lanka]
On behalf of women and girls who are experiencing violence, Broadening Gender is a multi-pronged approach to address sexual and gender-based violence in Sri Lanka by directly engaging men and boys, building social movements through education, and advocating for key policy changes.
community score card [malawi]
For community members, health service providers and government officials, CARE’s Community Score Card provides an innovative approach to identifying barriers to better health outcomes, while developing a plan for change that is jointly owned and implemented by citizens and their government.
dignified work for domestic workers [ecuador]
Female domestic workers in Latin America are largely unprotected by labor laws and denied basic human rights. CARE Ecuador is building a movement to support dignified work for domestic workers by extending the reach of labor unions, empowering women’s voices on labor rights and strengthening collaboration between coalitions.
inclusion solutions [global]
For companies looking to help their employees address unconscious bias and negotiate issues around diversity and power, Inclusion Solutions is a social consulting business that provides gender & diversity advisory, staff capacity building, facilitates organization-wide dialogue, and performs gap analyses and audits.
inclusive dairy value chains [india]
CARE’s Inclusive Dairy Value Chains model enables women to become entrepreneurs in all aspects of the dairy business by designing and developing new credit products, increasing access and control over resources, and building entrepreneurial skills.
journeys of transformation [rwanda]
When women gain the means to contribute financially to their household, it can upset long-held power dynamics within the family, often leading to conflict and even violence. Journeys of Transformation is a training program that empowers couples to improve communication, positively transform the balance of power between husbands and wives, and reduce the incidents of intimate partner violence.
krishi utsho [bangladesh]
While small family farms and plots feed the majority of the world’s population, there are few businesses that cater to their needs and constraints. Krishi Utsho is a micro-franchise network of small kiosks that sell agriculture inputs, supplies and services to these farmers, particularly women, in rural Bangladesh.
mobile application to secure tenure (mast) [Tanzania]
For the millions of Tanzanians who don’t have documentation proving they own their land, MAST is a mobile application that shortens the time, reduces the cost and simplifies the process for individuals to claim their land rights.
social impact incubator [burundi]
For local civil society organizations seeking to expand their impact and professionalize their growing operations, the Social Impact Incubator is a low-cost capacity building program that aims to develop new leaders, foster collaboration and position indigenous NGOs for new funding.
Team-based goals and incentives [india]
In India, health workers receive very little training, support and positive feedback to boost morale and improve motivation. Borrowing ideas from the business world, the Team-Based Goals and Incentives model brings frontline health workers together to form teams and set their own goals for improved health outcomes in their community. Teams work together to meet their targets and win small incentives, overcoming challenges to service delivery through mutual support.
young men initiative [the balkans]
The Young Men Initiative is a school-based program that merges accredited curriculum with social change campaigns to transform the school environment, combat harmful attitudes and stereotypes, and promote a culture of nonviolence.