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CARA

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. It also provides HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, striving to reduce premature deaths, providing quality basic education for all (especially girls), water and sanitation.

We rely on the generosity of the public in securing donations and legacies so that we can continue the work we provide in the UK and Africa.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

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

    1. Legal: helping the poor to know, understand and achieve their rights;
    2. 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;
    3. Health: striving to reduce childhood death and illness;
    4. Education: providing quality basic education for all, especially girls;
    5. Water and sanitation: provision of clean water and adequate sanitation;
    6. Protection: protection for people affected by conflict, natural disaster and exploitation;
    7. Translation & Interpretation Services in French, Portuguese, Somali, Kinyarwanda, Lingala & English;

    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. Legal: 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.
    • 2. HIV/AIDS: We provide HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS through outreach, drop-in service, campaigns, support groups/discussions, workshops and seminars.
    • 3. Health: striving to reduce childhood death and illness; 4. Education: providing quality basic education for all, especially girls;
    • 5. Water and sanitation: provision of clean water and adequate sanitation; 6. Protection: protection for people affected by conflict, natural disaster and exploitation;
    • 7. Translation & Interpretation Services in French, Portuguese, Somali, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, English, etc.;
  • Overview

    Established: July 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1135610

    Board members: 5

    Part time staff: 44

    Volunteers: 44

    Phone number: 0844 478 0015

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

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