Care for Life Faces an Emergency
Donations urgently needed in response to Hurricane Idai in Mozambique. Every dollar donated, up to $75,000, will be matched by an Arizona corporation that wishes to remain anonymous.

For over 20 years, Care for Life has been transforming lives of families in Mozambique, Africa to become self-reliant.

A massive and horrifying Hurricane has hit Beira, Mozambique. Hurricane Idai has caused severe devastation. This is one of the worst weather events to ever hit Mozambique. The huge human cost from the storm could reach over 1,000 dead. Flood levels have reached 20 feet in some areas. 90% of the city is estimated to have been destroyed. Thousands have been displaced.

Care for Life has been helping families in Mozambique to become self-reliant for more than 20 years. In the wake of this disaster in Beira, we are shifting our resources to provide emergency services to those in need.

We are working with our team on the ground to help coordinate humanitarian aid including food, water, shelter and medical assistance. We are pleading with anyone who can to please give to this cause and support the victims of Hurricane Idai.

Care for Life is working to address the immediate needs of the people in Mozambique as a result of the devastating effects of Hurricane Idai. Once the immediate needs have been met, Care for Life will utilize your generous donations to continue its mission to end the cycle of poverty.

Thank you for donating to Care for Life today.

Infant Deaths Cut By

58 %

In Care for Life Villages

286 infant deaths per 1000; 3 years later reduced to 51 deaths per 1000*

Maternal Deaths Cut By

78 %

In Care for Life Villages

895 Maternal deaths per 100,000; 3 years later reduced to 91 deaths per 100,000*


* Panos A., Panos P., Gerritsen-McKane R. & Tendai T. (2018). The Care for Life Program: An Independent, Five-Year, Controlled Outcome Study of a Holistic Community Development Program in Mozambique. 2018 Social Work Education and Social Development Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

We end the cycle of poverty. We stay until a cycle of self-reliance is started.

Most non-profits don't teach people how to be self-reliant, but this turns into an endless cycle of poverty.

We don’t give money. We don’t give food. We give change to end the cycle of poverty. We stay until a cycle of self-reliance is started.

Most non-profits simply give stuff to those in need without teaching them how to be self-reliant, this turns into an endless cycle of poverty.

58 %

Greater chance of a baby living in Care for Life villages

286 infant deaths per 1000; 3 years later reduced to 51 deaths per 1000

78 %

Cut of Maternal Death Rate in Care for Life villages

895 Maternal deaths per 100,000; 3 years later those were reduced to 91 deaths per 100,000


So what does Care for Life do differently?

    This helps them build self-confidence.

      This helps them consistently sustain their family.

            This decreases the death toll.

              The Difference is the Family Preservation Program

              The Family Preservation Program is a holistic approach to building up self-reliant families through education, instruction and behavioral change. This approach is rooted in 8 areas of emphasis.

              And that’s only a small portion of the difference that Care for Life makes in the lives of Mozambique families.

              Care for Life has carefully crafted a three-year program that transforms communities by establishing local community leadership and following up with them later. Villagers are left feeling confident in their new lifestyle upon Care for Life’s exit.

              Care for Life is dedicated to teaching self-reliance and instilling hope to those living in poverty.

              So now what? It’s up to you and your friends and family to help make a true and lasting difference in the world.

              You no longer will have to wonder if your help or your money is going to a good cause.

              Watch Care for Life's President, Linda Harper, Working with Families in Mozambique

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