CARE, founded in 1945, is a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE has offices in 70 developing and war-torn countries in Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East.
Having a staff off approximately 500 international experts and 12,000 local staff, and managing almost JPY 80 billion worth of aid annually, CARE is one of the most prominent international NGOs in the world. CARE provides long-term support in a wide range of fields such as: income generation, education, health, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, environment, agricultural development, natural resource management. Furthermore, in times of war or crisis, CARE uses its global network to deliver immediate relief to affected communities.
CARE has firmly maintained its neutrality vis-a-vis various religions and political groups. For its high level of expertise and proven track record, CARE is highly recognised and trusted, not only by the communities it serves, but by a wide range of organizations, such as the UN, and donor countries.
They seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE will be a global force and partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. They will be known everywhere for their unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.
CARE's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from their global diversity, resources and experience, they promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. They promote lasting change by:
1. Strengthening capacity for self-help
2. Providing economic opportunity
3. Delivering relief in emergencies
4. Influencing policy decisions at all levels
5. Addressing discrimination in all its forms
Guided by the aspirations of local communities, they pursue their mission with both excellence and compassion because the people whom they serve deserve nothing less.
What They Do
CARE tackles underlying causes of poverty so that people can become self-sufficient. They place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help entire families and communities escape poverty.
CARE is also one of the first to respond in emergencies such as natural disasters or civil conflict. Their projects directly assist survivors of natural disasters and conflict through immediate relief and longer-term community rehabilitation, which includes food, temporary shelter, clean water, sanitation services, medical care, family planning and reproductive health services, and seeds and tools.
In addition to emergencies, here is a list of CARE Japan's work as of November 2011:
Community Organized Primary Education (COPE) Project
Pilot testing Nutrition Products Delivery Systems at Base of Pyramid (BoP) (Good Growth) Project
Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami Response Program
Integrated Water, Sanitation & Hyegiene (iWASH) Project
Dialogues on Inclusion: Together for Health and Overcoming Adversity and Isolation (Doi Thoai) Project