CARE’s programming, focused on education, sexual reproductive health and rights, women’s economic empowerment, life free from violence, humanitarian assistance, and food, nutrition and climate change resilience, reaches over 102,000 people (45% women and girls) directly and over 560,000 people (49% women and girls) indirectly across Timor-Leste each year.

Learn more about our long-term program strategy here and our programming overview here


We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. 


CARE will be a global force and partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.

Humanitarian action and emergency response, with special attention to the needs of women and the marginalized.
Using learning and developing partnerships, to scale up proven methods to alleviate poverty.
Sourcing innovative solutions and using sustainable development tools to reduce risk and build resilience.


CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice.


We put women and girls in the centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Our Core Values (CARE):

We are clear-eyed about the challenges and opportunities facing humanity; we make difficult decisions and take calculated risks to respond to these, knowing we have a healthy and productive workforce in a safe and fun work environment.
We are all leaders, thinking big and taking urgent action to improve the world; we challenge each other, have the confidence to try new things, and we move fast, but sustainably.
We know we must be the change we want to see, so we treat colleagues, partners and the public with respect, valuing and prompting different options and perspectives based on our diverse life experiences, working together so we all feel safe and powerful.
We know humanity’s best chance for overcoming poverty and creating a world of hope, tolerance and social justice lies in equality; we advance equality in all our work and in our dealings with all people, especially gender equality. It all starts with equal.