Who we are

CARE in Timor-Leste focuses on education, health, women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, humanitarian assistance, and food, nutrition and climate change resilience.

CARE has reached 499,277 people in rural, remote communities of Timor-Leste with its programmes, 49% of whom are women and girls.

Our vision

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

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

We strive to save lives: Humanitarian action and emergency response, with special attention to the needs of women and the marginalised populations is at the centre of our work.

Increase impact: Using learning and developing partnerships, to scale up proven methods to alleviate poverty.
Create lasting change: Sourcing innovative solutions and using sustainable development tools to reduce risk and build resilience.

Our mission

CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. Women and girls are at the core of what we do, because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.

Our core values

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 always ensuring sustainably.

We know that we must be the change we want to see in the world, 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 equality.