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Visit Jon in the action center and ask him about sending your own #CAREpackage

A teenage advocate sends a year of schooling in her #CAREpackage. Visit the action center to send your own #carencc

Advocates shop for crafts made by women in developing countries at #carencc

. takes the stage as the final #carencc concert act

. asks the kids and the seniors to join him on stage for his hit, 'I Love You'

Our advocates are rushing the stage for !

ambassador getting the crowd going at #carencc

#americanidol star #CrystalBowersox sings at #carencc kickoff

Sarah Darling singing a song from her new album #carencc

Kara and daughter Maya are enjoying #catencc as one of a few mother-daughter duos

Cupcakes in Georgetown, #DC serves a warm batch of cupcakes special for #internationalwomensday. All proceeds go to !

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Cupcakes in Georgetown, #DC serves a warm batch of cupcakes special for #internationalwomensday. All proceeds go to !

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What was your favorite memory from the 2010 CARE Conference? Leave a message below to tell 2011 participants why they should be excited!

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Hasina brews a cup of tea at her tea stall in Bangladesh. It was at this tea stall where she met CARE workers and was inspired to join a CARE group to support migratory sex workers. It was this group that helped Hasina leave prostitution and run a successful and profitable business.

Donate to CARE to help women like Hasina leave a life of violence and poverty behind. http://bit.ly/hg57W2

Photo Credits: 2010 Wasfia Nazreen/CARE

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Jacqueline, pictured above, now personally meets the needs of her family thanks to selling local beer and her harvest.

"My husband is now sharing that the family is more prosperous because of me," she said. "Lately, he has decided to double the amount of money he sends because he told me that I am a very good manager...And now, he is consulting me, I am no longer a child in my own house."

Donate now to help other women around the world become empowered and independent, as Jacqueline and the members of her solidarity group have done. http://bit.ly/ihWJ6C

Photo credits: 2010 Jimmy Mategeko/CARE

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Students are pictured at a school in Afghanistan where, like at Malay's school, CARE also established a school library.

"Every literate villager is really interested to use the books," Malay said of her school library. "Now I can see many changes at my village level and it seems that the culture of studying has been promoted in our village."

Donate now to help CARE bring education & poverty-fighting resources to villages like Malay's, and your gift will be doubled until Dec. 31! http://bit.ly/fyBbNR

Photo credits: 2006 David Rochkind/CARE

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In this photo, Maria washes clothes to earn an income to feed her children and provide them shelter after her husband disappeared and left them with nothing.

She found hope when she joined a CARE group. "I participated in all meetings of the group and transferred what I learned about women's and children's rights and family law to other women as we washed people's clothes," she said. "I learned that a woman is not helpless; a woman is the key to her own development when she is aware and supported."

Donate now to help women like Maria access the resources to become financially independent and lead their families out of poverty http://bit.ly/glLLIY

Photo credits: 2010 Mazari Waziri/CARE

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Although Loko lost her first child, she eventually gave birth to a baby girl. However, she suffered from fistula before, during and after the birth, which she contracted after three days of labor with her stillborn child.

Of her fistula, Loko said, "I finally had one daughter but could not predict what her future would be like. At this time I really felt powerless, and every day and night I burst into tears. I prayed my God every day to help me recover from this misery. I swore that if ever I got any type of treatment which makes me feel like a woman again, I will spread this message to the community: 'Never let any woman of the community suffer from the problem I faced.'"

After suffering for seven years, CARE's Healthy Unions project helped Loko access treatment for her fistula.

Donate now to help CARE implement and maintain projects like Healthy Unions, that keep women healthy and empower them to lead the way out of poverty, and your gift will be matched until Dec. 31! http://bit.ly/gaZE9V

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Students like Maria eagerly await the newest issue of Lafaek in Dili, East Timor. The magazine is part of the Lafaek Child Rights program that CARE supports. This same program sponsors the annual competition that inspired Maria to stay in school.

Maria entered the competition in her fourth grade class, drawing a picture and writing, "In the future, I want to become a teacher because I really want to help my students and understand what they really need."

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A woman in Angola poses next to the sign for her ice cream business, which she was able to launch with the help of a savings and loan plan, similar to what the Darara group provides for its members.

Thanks to the community set up of the Darara group, they were able to invest in 4 bulls and sell animal feed to increase their budget.

Donate to CARE to help us continue our work empowering women around the world http://bit.ly/g52axQ


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