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.
Advanced farming practices advocated by CARE and Cargill, like intercropping, have increased farmer incomes to a point where they can now comfortably support the needs of their families and afford school costs.
Through Join My Village, a partnership between Care.com, General Mills and Cargill, basic needs, like a reliable source of clean water, are being improved through Community Development Committees (CDCOMs).
Mamta and Varsha have persevered through many challenges to earn their Bachelor of Arts degrees, including an earthquake that destroyed their former school building, a lack of financial support and the looming threat of being married off at a young age.
El Niño can be devastating for cocoa farmers in West Africa.
CARE, through its farmer business school program, is training farmers in improved agricultural practices as well as alternative sources of livelihoods.