Our Work

  • Economic Empowerment

    Despite making up a significant percentage of the workforce, women and youth remain vulnerable to discrimination at work, experience constricted access to economic resources and struggle to find gainful employment. At CARE, we know that changing this equation could decide the fate of generations to come. Read More →
  • Personal Security & Dignity

    A life lived with dignity and security for our women and youth is only possible in a society that values them as equals. Equally worthy of respect, equally deserving of the protection of the law, equally qualified to be stakeholders in our shared future. Read More →
  • Equal Power in Decision Making

    We believe who makes the decisions matters as much as what decisions are made. Invite women and youth to the conversation and we have found they bring with them alternate perspectives as well as the energy and inventiveness to fuel their community’s hopes for change. Critically, giving them a voice can inspire meaningful progress and is an investment in peaceful, sustainable development. Read More →
  • Re defining Private Sector Engagement

    Change is most meaningful when it is sustainable. We want to empower the communities we work with, and we’ve found some innovative strategies – and extraordinary partners – to make that happen.The fact is the most successful private sector companies in Sri Lanka already model industry best practices of ethical behaviour. Read More →
  • Emergency Relief

    Beginning with disaster risk reduction and preparedness, CARE helps communities cope with crisis every step of the way. With a range of partners covering 9 districts across Sri Lanka, we have reason to be confident in our capacity to provide emergency relief and to support post-crisis recovery. Our tried and tested management and logistics infrastructure include experienced programme and support staff, as well as financial managementand accountability systems, with processes in place to allow us to respond to any emergency within thosecriticalfirstfew days. Read More →

CARE Vision

We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE International will be a global force and a partner of choice in a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people.

CARE Core Values

  • RESPECT: We affirm the dignity, potential and contribution of participants, donors, partners and staff.
  • INTEGRITY: We act consistently with CARE’s mission, being honest and transparent in what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.
  • COMMITMENT: We work together effectively to serve the larger community.
  • EXCELLENCE: We constantly challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greater impact.

2013/2014 Highlights



people reached through CARE’s work in combination with local community partners and peer agencies



women directly benefited from CARE’s work



people indirectly benefited from CARE’s work



youth directly benefited from CARE’s work


US$ 308,000

spent on emergency preparedness and response

CARE on Social Networks