CARE – Empowering Others to Help Themselves
Thank you to CARE for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to try learn about the amazing ways you are helping all over the world! #CAREKnowsHow
I am always moved by the various organizations who take it upon themselves to try to solve the ills of the world. This week I was honored to find out about CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that believes in empowering others toward a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty is eradicated and people live in dignity and security.
Who doesn’t want that for themselves and their families? We all do and so do our less fortunate neighbors across the globe. Thankfully, organizations like CARE exist to help in any way they can.
CARE facilitates lasting change by:
• Strengthening capacity for self-help
• Providing economic opportunity
• Delivering relief in emergencies
• Influencing policy decisions at all levels
• Addressing discrimination in all its forms
CARE operates from the same standpoint of that old, but wise Chinese proverb that says:
I firmly believe that to be true. It’s how we transition from infants, to toddlers, to children, to adults. If we were never made to do things for ourselves – brush our teeth, bathe, tie our shoes, etc. we wouldn’t be functioning adults. The same is true for every skill, trade, job available world wide. Unless you are taught how to do it correctly, efficiently, etc. it will never get done right. Thankfully, organizations like CARE are there, empowering others, to show populations how they can best manage what they have and make it grow and prosper.
I was particularly impressed with the overall impact CARE in helping rural communities in Ecuador’s highlands adapt to the harshness of their changing climate with low-cost, sustainable techniques that have allowed them to once again nourish their families year-round. See what I mean here.
I was also impressed with how CARE’s simple approach toward providing economic opportunity changed this family’s life. See what I mean.
If you’re as impressed as I was and want to learn more, head over to www.care.org to learn more about them, subscribe to their newsletter and social media channels, check out some other inspiring stories about the impact their work has had and donate! While we all can’t be there to help at the grass root level, we can definitely do our part financially from where we sit and I hope you’ll join in on this great cause.
How has empowerment changed your life? Which CARE story impacted you the most?