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Glorifying multi-tasking by women entrepreneurs has to stop

Glorifying multi-tasking by women entrepreneurs has to stop

New research by development organization CARE has revealed how ingrained gender norms are, who is enforcing them and how they are preventing women entrepreneurs from reaching their goals. Revealingly, it is not just men who are piling expectations on women – it is also women themselves and their female family members.

Cargill and CARE International partner to improve sustainable agriculture for rural communities in Dak Lak

Cargill and CARE International partner to improve sustainable agriculture for rural communities in Dak Lak

On November 8, 2022, Cargill and CARE International signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a two-year program, ‘She Thrives’. ‘She Thrives’ aims to improve livelihoods among rural smallholders, particularly women and ethnic minorities from Dak Lak province in Vietnam by connecting farmers and producers to the tools and resources they need to enhance their livelihoods sustainably.

More than 11,000 ethnic minority women supported to develop livelihood through the “Reach to Excel” project

More than 11,000 ethnic minority women supported to develop livelihood through the “Reach to Excel” project

Hanoi, October 17, 2022 ‐ With the support of P&G Group, a pioneer in promoting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Vietnam over the years, through CARE International in Vietnam and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Women’s Union, after four years of implementation in 18 provinces in the country, the project “Reach to Excel: Promoting Financial Inclusion for Ethnic Minority Women” has supported the development of more than 500 self‐managed village credit savings groups (VSLA) with more than 11,000 women participating in savings mobilisation and small‐scale lending. The VSLA model effectively supports women and families in livelihood development activities, contributing to ensuring households’ financial security.

Ireland supports especially disadvantaged community groups in Quang Tri and Hoa Binh provinces

Ireland supports especially disadvantaged community groups in Quang Tri and Hoa Binh provinces

In the morning of August 26, 2022, the consortium of three organizations, Plan International Vietnam, CARE International in Vietnam and the Center for Research on Initiatives of Community Development (RIC) held a workshop to introduce the program “Reaching the Furthest Behind – Improving the quality of life of especially disadvantaged community groups in Quang Tri and Hoa Binh provinces” in Dong Ha city, Quang Tri province.

The Stories of Reach to Excel Phase II

The Stories of Reach to Excel Phase II

According to the 2017 World Bank Database (Findex), only 30% of male and 31% of female adults in Vietnam have accessed formal financial services, one of the lowest rates in East Asia. Many people in rural areas are excluded from access to financial services.

PepsiCo Foundation to fund expansion of CARE’s “She Feeds the World” program in Vietnam to benefit 160,000 people in three years

PepsiCo Foundation to fund expansion of CARE’s “She Feeds the World” program in Vietnam to benefit 160,000 people in three years

At the U.S.-Vietnam Agri-Business Dialogue event organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development – MARD of Vietnam on the sidelines of the US-ASEAN Special Summit, a special Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture in Vietnam (PSAV), the National Agriculture Extension (NAEC), and CARE, paving the way forward for the rollout of the “Farming for Change – She Feeds the World” project in Vietnam (SFtW Vietnam).

CARE launching an initiative to advance women’s economic empowerment in Vietnam

CARE launching an initiative to advance women’s economic empowerment in Vietnam

Ha Giang, March 2nd, 2022. CARE International in Vietnam collaborates with the People’s Committees of Lai Chau and Ha Giang to organize inception workshops to launch the project “Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment in Vietnam – AWEEV”. The project is expected to assist more than 2,635 ethnic minority women and men in 1,550 households living in remote areas of the two provinces to improve their economic well-being.

Launching congnhanviet.com – a job matching platform for workers

Launching congnhanviet.com – a job matching platform for workers

Hanoi, February 2021 – CARE International in Vietnam, TUVA Communication and GIZ officially launched a job-matching platform for workers (congnhanviet.com). The platform was built to promote job opportunities that help increase incomes and livelihoods for workers in the post-COVID-19 period, using AI, Big data and social media networks.

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