Care/Nicky Levin

About us

Lendwithcare is an initiative of poverty fighting charity CARE International UK

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CARE International UK


CARE International UK is a member of the CARE International confederation, one of the world’s leading aid and development organisations.

CARE fights poverty and injustice in 87 countries around the world to help the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty. We provide immediate aid to people hit by disasters and emergencies, and long-term support to poor communities to rebuild lives and overcome poverty.

With 70 years’ experience of creating lasting change, we recognise that women and girls suffer disproportionately from poverty – but that equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and communities escape poverty. That’s why women are at the heart of our community-based efforts to improve basic education, increase access to quality health care and expand economic opportunity for all.

CARE is non-religious and non-political, allowing us to deliver humanitarian and development assistance to anyone in need regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, political view or sexual orientation.

At least 83p in every pound raised is spent on our poverty-fighting programmes in the world’s poorest communities. We invest the rest in fundraising and the efficient running of the organisation.

You can find out more about how we are helping to transform lives at the CARE International Website.

Lendwithcare, our crowdfunding microloans intiative, is currently active in Togo, Benin, The Philippines, Vietnam Cambodia, Ecuador, Malawi, Pakistan, Zambia and Rwanda.


Our expertise in microfinance


We are dedicated to helping people transform their own lives. And we think microfinance is an ideal way to do it.

Our innovative solutions aim to ensure that poor people across the world have access to the financial tools and training they need to lift themselves out of poverty.

CARE has been working on microfinance for more than two decades. We pioneered Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), which enable people in poor communities to save and borrow money – meaning they can plan for the future, and get loans to start up or develop small businesses.

In 2008, we launched a 10-year programme called Access Africa which aims to provide basic financial services for 30 million of Africa’s poorest people – at least 70% of whom will be women.

But we believe that the real potential of microfinance is still to be realised. Most of the world’s poorest people still have no access to basic financial services – and little hope of lifting themselves out of poverty.

That’s why we set up Lendwithcare. And that’s why we need your support.

To find out more about our microfinance programmes all over the world, click here.

100% of the money loaned through Lendwithcare goes to the entrepreneur so please consider becoming a Lendwithcare Angel and making a monthly donation to help us expand Lendwithcare to even more countries and help more people out of poverty.