Nobody can live on $ 2 a day ...
There are many reasons why people around the world are poor, and cannot change their circumstances. Imagine a mother in Burundi, who struggles daily to grow enough vegetables for her family. And yet, her children often don’t have enough to eat. Why is that?
Perhaps drought or other natural causes are the main reasons for disappointing harvests year after year. Or maybe she does not have the skills that are required to get a good yield. It may be that she belongs to a group that is excluded, for instance as HIV has been established. If someone else in her family is sick and she is responsible for the care of that family, she could run into other problems.
We could think of more reasons why this woman continuously struggles against poverty, but we can think of no reason to tell this mother and her children "You just have to find a way to manage with those two U.S. dollars a day!"
Help them to a future
CARE cares about the fate of this mother and the millions of others like her. If we want to do something about their poverty, we must do more than simply manage the symptoms. Therefore CARE tackles underlying causes of poverty. We can not do that all by ourselves: we need your help.
With your contribution, we ensure that the mother and her family can at least have food and clean water. We also help her to get control over her own life, step by step, without having to worry about violence or discrimination. She has rights and she may dream of a better future and trust that she can achieve that for herself and her children.
Help us improve this mother’s chances for a better future. And help us to give millions of others that same chance, because nobody deserves to live in extreme poverty, right?