As a nonprofit founded by women to empower women, a core part of The Little Market’s mission is to advocate for human rights. We recognize our responsibility to actively educate our audience on human rights and social justice issues around the world. Today, we are recognizing the incredible work by CARE, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting women rise above poverty and sparking positive change through health, education, financial inclusion, market access, and dignified work.
Photo Courtesy of Sebastian Wells for CARE
Founded in 1945, CARE fights to end poverty by providing the essential tools to those around the world suffering from hunger, violence, and disease. In 2018, CARE worked in 95 countries on 965 projects, reaching more than 56 million people around the world.
CARE recognizes that women and girls are superheroes. When they are empowered with the essential resources, they are equipped to support not only their personal growth, but also the well-being of their families and their communities.
Education is vital to providing change. CARE focuses on empowering women through education in order to end poverty. Around the world, women and girls are affected the most by poverty. CARE works on improving basic education, increasing access to quality healthcare, and expanding economic opportunity for women. Disaster relief, health, food security, economic development, advocacy, and social justice are other global issues that this nonprofit focuses on.
When you support CARE, the organization can also deliver emergency food to children facing starvation, stock clinics with medical supplies and testing kits for diseases like malaria, prevent the likelihood of stunting in a child’s first 1,000 days of life, and invest in long-term solutions to support families and communities.
We were proud to partner with CARE last fall for the organization’s annual gala, sharing our PURPOSEfull TOTES made by artisan women in Bangladesh.
This March, we’re so excited to be collaborating with CARE once again for the Make #March4Women campaign, with a theme of putting the “HER in HERO.”
Thank you for supporting The Little Market and CARE in our mission to advocate for gender equality and to empower women, who are true superheroes and leaders around the world.
To learn more about CARE’s work and #March4Women, visit FIGHT with CARE.
This article was originally published in December 2018 and has since been periodically updated.