Join My Village
02/16/2017 at 15:56. Facebook
“My message to the girls that I mentor is: I am a role model, I am their best friend and I am their teacher. I always mention to them that on this journey of getting educated, they cannot walk alone." -Memory Nyirenda, a teacher in Malawi.

Education: The Journey You Cannot Walk Alone
Join My Village
02/13/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
Join Michelle Nunn and Sheryl Sandberg on the CARE Facebook page tomorrow, 2/14 at 6:00 p.m. EST as they discuss women, girls, and potential on Facebook Live. #walkinhershoes

Grace used to share a desk with three other students in a school with no canteen and holes in the roof. Now, with help from @CARE, Grace and her fellow students have a well-ventilated and furnished three-unit school block.

No More Fighting for Space
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. There is potential here in these women.” - Naomi Chibwe, a VSLA village agent in Kadamba, Malawi.

Literacy and VSLAs
CARE supports 746 KGBVs in the state of Uttar Pradesh, providing free education and leadership training to young girls. Munni Varma is a KGBV student who dreams of becoming a police officer.

Grooming Herself to Become a Police Inspector
“I have used the money from the last VSLA share out to lease one acre of land to cultivate the soya. I will surely have money to send my grandchildren to school." -Christina Banda

Read more about how soybean farming has helped women in Christina's community improve access to education and food security.

Ray of Hope in Soya Farming
Mercy Oduro works with CARE to promote a lifestyle of healthy eating in her community. Because of her work, people are seeing positive results.

Healthier Homes
Mc Tan was willing to advocate for women's empowerment when many other men in his village were not. Now, his village is seeing the benefits of his work.

Hooked by Their Unity
Hayford Otoo, a cocoa farmer, noticed a problem: more and more children from his village were not in school – and the rate of uneducated children was rising because the nearest school was three kilometers away.

So he decided to do something about it.

Farmer turned Teacher Gives the Priceless Gift of Education
With a limited knowledge of cocoa farming, Hayford Otoo started to lose faith that he could ever make a living from it. Then, he enrolled in the CARE Farmer Business School and everything changed.

"CARE’s presence in my community has been very helpful; I now earn enough income to meet my family’s needs because my production has increased.” Said Otoo.

Farmer Revamps Cocoa Production
As Mc Tan, a tobacco farmer, worked to champion women’s empowerment activities through his VSLA, fellow men in his village laughed at him and discouraged him. But now, those who once laughed are joining him and are benefiting from his efforts, which have created lasting benefits to families in his village.

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Hooked by Their Unity
See what many little inspiring stories can lead to. CARE
Cyrille’s village depends on a contaminated water source that has sickened them for years. CARE is working with the villagers to fix this:

Building Resilient Communities with Community Development Committees
Through Join My Village, a program of CARE, young girls are provided with an education and the confidence they need to believe that their dreams can become reality.

Muskaan: A Girl Who Never Stops Smiling
Kiran and her father refused to let a leg disability get in the way of her education. Now, she is in year 7 and is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor.

Not Letting an Unbendable Leg Bend Her Dreams
"Evelesi's goat provides nourishing milk to the family and is also an extra source of income, since they sell the extra milk at the local market.

Give the gift of a goat today and create lasting change for someone: [ Link ]

Give a Goat, Make a Difference
Join My Village, a program of CARE, helps young women in rural Malawi and beyond to access secondary education. The girls gain academic and life skills and receive the necessary resources to improve their growing minds.

Nurturing Growing Minds
Since 2009, Join My Village, a program of CARE, has reached more than 18,000 adolescent girls in Malawi, and more than 1000 of them have received scholarships.

Education is Important Preparation for the Long Run in Life
The Village Saving and Loan Associations that Join My Village has facilitated have transformed the lives of many households in the Kasungu district. Families that were on the brink of crisis have found relief after family income is increased and stabilized thanks to VSLAs.

Light in the Mist of Turbulence
Liveness was struggling with the pangs of poverty and feared for her family. Joining a VSLA changed that and now, her small business is thriving.

Light in the Midst of Turbulence