Charity information

CARA

CARA provides HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, striving to reduce premature deaths, providing quality basic education for all, water, sanitation and helping the poor to understand their rights.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    CARA defends the legal rights of poor people who cannot afford a lawyer and helps them to save their homes, keep their jobs and protect their loved ones. We also provide HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, striving to reduce premature deaths, providing quality basic education for all (especially girls), water and sanitation.

    It is is an independent international charity, which main activities include:

    1. Prevention, care and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS;
    2. Striving to reduce premature death and illnesses;
    3. Providing quality basic Education for all;
    4. Provision of clean Water and Sanitation;
    5. Protection for people affected by conflict, natural disaster and exploitation;
    6. Translation & Interpretation Services;
    7. Legal Services: helping the poor to know, understand and achieve their rights;

    To continue the work that CARA provides in the UK and Africa, we rely on people like you. Please consider helping us with a monthly, or you can make a one-off donation, to our work.

  • Aims

    CARA aims to:

    • 1. HIV/AIDS: prevention, care and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS through: * Outreach: We distribute free condoms and sexual health information about HIV/AIDS and other STIs; * Drop-in service: Providing advice on sexual health issues and signposting to the relevant public services; * Campaigns: Working with the communities to reduce the incidence of HIV, STIs and teenage pregnancy; * Support Group/Discussion: Prevention, care and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS and their family; * Workshop/Seminars to empower poor people, especially women, to be in control of their sexual health;
    • 2. Health: striving to reduce childhood death and illness;
    • 3. Education: providing quality basic education for all, especially girls;
    • 4. Water and sanitation: provision of clean water and adequate sanitation; 5. Protection: protection for people affected by conflict, natural disaster and exploitation;
    • 6. Translation & Interpretation Services in French, Portuguese, Somali, Kinyarwanda, Lingala & English; 7. Legal: helping the poor to know, understand and achieve their rights;
  • Overview

    Established: July 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1135610

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 37

    Volunteers: 37

    Phone number: 0844 478 0015

    Address: CARA18 - 22 Ashwin StreetDalston, HackneyLondon E8 3DL

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