HIV and AIDS
CARE was one of the first NGOs to respond to Vietnam’s HIV epidemic, offering prevention, care and support. Our long-established partnerships with community organisations mean that our staff can work at a grassroots level with vulnerable people. We help people address risk behaviours and promote prevention. We also address stigma and discrimination.
Natural disasters and climate change
Vietnam suffers seasonally from natural disasters. We work with communities to prepare for drought, storms and floods. Simple, inexpensive preparatory measures, particularly those run by communities themselves, are extremely effective in limiting damage and saving lives when disaster strikes.
We lobby national government to ensure that climate change policies respond to the needs of poor and vulnerable communities. At the same time, we are integrating climate change adaptation into selected projects, to help poor communities adapt to climate change. For example, planting dense mangroves along the coast provides a barrier from the sea and offers livelihood opportunities for small fisheries.
Village Savings and Loan Associations
Watch this short video to see how Village Savings and Loan Associations are helping women take responsibility for building up their family farms and creating small business opportunities:
You can directly support poor entrepreneurs in Vietnam
Our Lendwithcare programme works with local microfinance institution partners to offer loans to people in poor communities who are starting or building up a small business. Find out more about Lendwithcare and how you can make a small loan directly to an entrepreneur in Vietnam.