CARE's work in Zambia

CARE began working in Zambia in 1992 with emergency relief programmes responding to severe drought and extreme poverty. We continue to respond to emergencies when they arise, but our emphasis has shifted to long-term, community-based development programmes, in rural and marginal urban areas. Our programme focuses on health, livelihoods and natural resources, water and sanitation and refugee support. We promote gender equality, greater and more meaningful participation of people living with HIV, and pro-poor policies at community and national level.

You can directly support poor entrepreneurs in Zambia

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 Zambia.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 75 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 104 countries around the world, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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