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By Barbara Jackson, Humanitarian Director, CARE International Peter Bothi is a storekeeper with the CARE South Sudan team in Bentiu. He is in charge of maintaining the inventory records of the stocks from the clinic and office that were once in Bentiu town but which are now currently being occupied by soldiers and where a number of CARE vehicles were... more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jul 30, 2014 9:33 AM EDT
Ghada Al Kord, 28, co-ordinates safety and security for CARE staff in Gaza and has lived in Gaza her whole life. Ghada lives with her husband and 18-month-old daughter. She is three months pregnant with her second child. more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jul 28, 2014 11:38 AM EDT
In a few days Muslims around the world will celebrate their most important religious holidays: Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, an entire month of fasting from dawn until sunset. This Ramadan has probably been the hottest and longest Ramadan that I have ever been through in my life. People are fasting up to 16 hours every day. We are not eating... more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jul 23, 2014 1:32 PM EDT
Today  I was honored to join the CARE delegation at the Girl Summit along with notables from Nike Foundation President Maria Eitel to UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Some of the most inspiring speeches weren’t given by the famous participants in today’s Global Summit such as actress Frieda Pinto, but rather by the infamous but... more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 23, 2014 9:29 AM EDT
blog by Saaed Al Madhoun, CARE Program Officer in Gaza more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jul 23, 2014 9:25 AM EDT
Sometimes girls get married because they think they are getting a better life than what they are leaving behind.  Sadly, this is not always true. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 22, 2014 4:48 PM EDT
A Nepali woman talks about how she got married at 12--how she made sure that her daughter did not have to. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 18, 2014 9:54 AM EDT
A young girl in Burundi tells how her mother's marriage at 12 has affected her own life, and how she is determined to stay in school and not become a child bride. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 17, 2014 11:38 AM EDT
Father of five Mostafa Kahlout is a CARE Economic Empowerment Program coordinator in Gaza. His role involves helping more than 8,000 vulnerable households in Gaza to access food and earn an income, mostly through small scale farming. Mostafa and his family live in Gaza, and have barely left the house since the Israeli military operation began last... more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jul 17, 2014 10:22 AM EDT
What is your normal job for CARE? How does it help people living in poverty?   I work as a Programme Officer for CARE, I also have security and logistical responsibilities for the Gaza office.  My role involves helping and supporting the vulnerable households at Gaza, increasing their food security and increasing their... more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jul 17, 2014 10:16 AM EDT
That’s what GangaRam got as dowry when he married at age 10.  It’s a pretty common dowry for a wedding in the Terai region of Nepal—often a young boy marrying a child bride.  It’s a lot for a Nepali family, and still such a small price, considering everything children who are married have to give up. Dowry is a huge... more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 16, 2014 11:48 AM EDT
Despite the rocky beginning to her own marriage when she was 12, Endayehu seriously considered getting her own daughters married as children to “maintain a good image” for her family.  Find out why, and what changed her mind. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 15, 2014 10:59 AM EDT
Father of five Mostafa Kahlout is a CARE Economic Empowerment Program coordinator in Gaza. His role involves helping more than 8,000 vulnerable households in Gaza to access food and earn an income, mostly through small scale farming. Mostafa and his family live in Gaza, and have barely left the house since the Israeli military operation began last... more...
Posted by dfava on Notes From the Field Jul 15, 2014 10:19 AM EDT
I'm Consolata, and I am 37 years old. I only completed the 6th grade when my parents withdrew me from school. They said, “6 years of education for a girl is enough. The most important diploma for a girl is a husband.”  more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 14, 2014 11:43 AM EDT
“I was unable to speak to anyone for four months when we first fled to Jordan, not even my own family,” says Aya, 17-year-old Syrian girl.  more...
Posted by kwillis on Notes From the Field Jul 11, 2014 11:07 AM EDT
Two months ago, Syrian refugees and CARE staff from Jordan and Lebanon participated in the “Dead Sea to Red Sea marathon” in Jordan, raising more than $25,000 for CARE’s Syria response.  more...
Posted by kwillis on Notes From the Field Jul 11, 2014 10:41 AM EDT
When Aaliyah first got married, she got in trouble because her new family had to buy her a stepstool.  Without it, she was too short to reach the stove or sink to take care of her duties in the kitchen. She was 14, and her husband was 26. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 11, 2014 8:16 AM EDT
Simon Chol is a peace-building advisor for CARE South Sudan and former combatant in the fight for independence. Three years after independence for South Sudan, Simon asks what went wrong, and how the same mistakes can be avoided again. more...
Posted by kwillis on Notes From the Field Jul 9, 2014 11:00 AM EDT
Recently, Bahadur Giri made two unusual decisions.  First, he talked to his son about what he wanted for his marriage, rather than making the decision on his own.  Second, he did not ask for or accept dowry for his son’s marriage. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 9, 2014 9:00 AM EDT
Rani is 17 years old, beautiful, confident, and committed to change.  In her village in Bangladesh, most girls get married between 12 and 14, and don’t go to school past the fifth grade.  Not Rani. She is going to the high school...but her sister-in-law has a different story. more...
Posted by ejanoch@care.org on Notes From the Field Jul 7, 2014 3:51 PM EDT

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