CARE is an international development organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working with women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.
Who We Are: CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.
Our Mission: CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.
Our Vision: we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.
Our Focus: we put women and girls in the center because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
CARE has been working with Cambodians since 1973, providing relief and development assistance within Cambodia and subsequently to Cambodian refugees on the Thai border. Since 1991, the re-opened office in Phnom Penh has worked in many areas including emergency relief, preparedness, health, education, livelihoods and gender-based violence.
Today, CARE focuses on empowering particularly marginalised and vulnerable women in Cambodia, including urban women who are marginalised by occupation, rural women who are denied multiple rights, and women and girls from ethnic minorities.
Over the years CARE has previously worked in almost all provinces across Cambodia. Today, CARE focuses primarily on the north-east of the country and in Phnom Penh and the surounding areas.
View a summary of CARE's work in Cambodia in English or Khmer:
Photo credits: CARE/Erika Pineros