CARE is one of the world's largest international development and relief organizations. Founded in the aftermath of World War II, CARE enabled Americans to send 100 million CARE Packages to survivors of the conflict in Europe and Asia. In the 1960s, CARE helped train the first Peace Corps volunteers in Latin America and became a leader in self-help development and food aid. Today, CARE International reaches 35 million people in over 60 developing and emerging nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.
Over 90 percent of CARE's expenses go toward projects in six programming areas: health, water, sanitation and population; emergency aid; food security; agriculture and natural resource management; small business support; and education.