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About Us


Delivering Lasting Change

Founded in 1945, CARE is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

We put women and girls in the center because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Currently, CARE is one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations supporting more than 963 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian-aid projects in 94 countries.

CARE has worked in the Philippines since 1949, providing emergency relief when disaster strikes, helping communities prepare for disasters, and implementing sustainable livelihood projects. CARE’s past responses in the Philippines include typhoon Pablo (Bopha) in 2012, Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, Ruby (Hagupit) in 2014, (Koppu) and (Melor) in 2015, (Sarika), Lawin (Haima), Nina (Nock-ten) in 2016, and the earthquake in Surigao City in 2017.


CARE plays three roles for impacting on poverty and social injustice in our efforts to achieve lasting impact at scale and promote inclusive development. Working with our partners, we use effective models and approaches to support the most marginalized communities to overcome poverty, social injustice and humanitarian crises. We then use and apply the evidence and learning of our programs to influence broader change and to scale up effective solutions:

  1. Humanitarian action. In emergencies, we respond to save lives, with special attention to the needs of women and girls and the most marginalized. Our humanitarian action includes preparedness and early action, emergency response and recovery, and encourages future resilience and equitable development.
  2. Promoting lasting change and innovative solutions. CARE and our partners trigger innovative solutions for sustainable development through supporting new ways of supplying or strengthening essential service delivery, building capacities, building resilience for reducing risk, and empowering the most vulnerable, particularly women and girls. They are based on a deep, historical understanding of the drivers of poverty and social injustice in a particular context and tailored to the needs of the most marginalized. We have a special focus in the areas of rights to sexual and reproductive health; to a life free of violence; to food and nutrition security; and women’s economic empowerment. The evidence and learning from these programs is essential for our third role, which amplifies our impact.
  3. Multiplying impact. All our work seeks to impact in and beyond the communities in which we directly work. Together with our partners we use evidence, learning and innovation from our humanitarian action and long-term development programs to influence broader social change, at significant scale. It is through this role that CARE can contribute to deeper and sustainable impact by documenting successful models, leveraging knowledge, advocating for replication and expansion of proven approaches, promoting pro-poor solutions, influencing power holders at all levels to change their policies and practices, and convening and brokering linkages between actors.
Strategic Direction

Strategic Direction

By 2020, CARE and our partners will support 150 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities around the world to overcome poverty and social justice.

Our Team

CARE Philippines is composed of people with various backgrounds and different areas of expertise. At CARE, we promote camaraderie and teamwork to achieve our goals.

Our Team
CARE International

CARE International

CARE International is a global network of 14 National Members with a common vision and mission to defeat global poverty.

Local Partners

CARE in the Philippines works in partnership with a wide range of actors playing critical and complementary roles.

Local Partners


CARE in the Philippines is able to implement its programs on helping people recover from emergencies and build their resilience to disasters through the generous support of our donors.