For more than 50 years, Cargill and CARE have partnered to fight poverty and empower rural communities around the world. Together, we are implementing programs that nourish people in need through food, through education, and through new opportunities.
Many of our Cargill locations are celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday, March 9, through the efforts of our Cargill Women’s Network and Global Inclusion & Diversity Team. This year’s theme is “Make It Happen.” All around the world, people are recognizing and advancing the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. More importantly, this is an occasion to look ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women both inside and outside of Cargill.
Throughout March, we ask employees to support programs that empower women and girls around the world by offering a donation to CARE. In conjunction with our 150th Anniversary, our goal is to get 150 donations from each of our regions (APAC, EMEA, LA, NA). With your support, CARE can help impoverished families send their children to school, help people learn skills to start and sustain their own businesses, deliver emergency aid when disaster strikes and help women build a better life for themselves, their families and their communities.
Making sure that Cargill is a place where women can succeed is at the heart of our success. That is why our ability to attract and retain the very best talent for the organization, to build a more engaged and productive workforce and to create an environment where innovation thrives are the foundation of our Inclusion and Diversity efforts. Thank you for getting involved!
Who is CARE?
Reaching more than 72 million people In over 90 countries, CARE fights global poverty by empowering marginalized women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities.
For more than 50 years, Cargill and CARE have partnered to fight poverty and empower rural communities around the world. Together, we are implementing programs that nourish people in need through food, through education, and through new opportunities. In 2013, Cargill and CARE launched the latest phase of our strategic partnership – a three-year effort that is helping approximately 100,000 people in seven countries reduce chronic hunger, improve nutrition and address issues such as child labor and access to education.
It doesn’t take much!
- $7 can buy record books so that 20 women’s village savings and loan groups can keep track of members’ activities and grow their financial independence.
- $40 can purchase a family hygiene kit
- $81 can buy a food basket filled with rice, wheat, lentils dates, tea, sugar and more to provide a family in crisis with 1,069 calories per person daily.