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
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
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.
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.
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).