Since its establishment in 1987, CARE Denmark has been focused on strengthening the capacities of poor people living in rural areas with the purpose of improving their livelihoods, as well as the recognition of and respect for their rights. CARE Denmark focuses on nine countries in Africa and Asia in which the organisation cooperates closely with local society. CARE’s work in developing countries is carried out by local employees, who account for 97 percent of all employees in CARE. This secures sustainability and effective and locally rooted operations.
CARE Denmark has a special focus on gender equality that is cross-cutting to everything the organisation does – and a firm stance that environmental sustainability should not be compromised in the name of development.
CARE Denmark’s annual turnover is more than 100 million kroner a year financed primarily by the Danish government through a regular framework agreement, and by governments in other countries and the EU. Around 25 percent of the turnover is generated through private donations from individuals, companies and foundations.