simple things you can help do to help save a life

Stella lives in rural Papua New Guinea, three hours’ walk from the closest medical clinic. She has suffered unimaginable pain.

Stella has faced the reality of childbirth not once or twice, but seven times. Tragically, four of her babies did not survive birth.

Her babies, like so many others in Papua New Guinea, died because of birth complications that could have been prevented.

Stella’s third labour stretched over two gruelling days and nights. By the time the baby arrived, Stella was unconscious. When she awoke, her son was handed to her, unmoving. The umbilical cord had been wrapped around the child’s neck and he could not be saved.

Unfortunately, life-threatening birth complications frequently arise in rural villages of Papua New Guinea. Newborns suffer from being born too soon, too small, or with an umbilical cord around their neck. Mothers often experience haemorrhaging – the number one cause of maternal death in the country – or a retained placenta, which can lead to severe infections.

Please donate now and help save the life of a mother or a newborn baby.

 
 

urgent support for kenyan children on the brink of starvation...

At iCARE we are shocked by the catastrophic famine in Africa. 

We are proud of the education programs we provide to children living in disadvantage in Kenya.  However, to provide an education to these children we must first ensure they have the opportunity to survive.

There are children right now in Kenya, who are on the brink of starvation. They need immediate food assistance. Every minute counts.

As part of ChildFund Australia we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to support the Emergency Food Appeal.

You can learn more or make a donation at the Appeal Page.

 
 

More than 1 billion of the world’s people – most of them vulnerable women and youth – are living in extreme poverty.

 
 

Lack of education is one of the root causes of poverty. Better education gives children better opportunities, improves community development and lays a foundation for long-term stability.

iCARE programs currently provide education to vulnerable women, children and young people in Kenya and the Philippines to provide them with the building blocks to a better future out of poverty.

 
 

Education for girls is an especially powerful force. The barriers that keep girls from attending school are often higher than for boys.

For every year a girl stays in school she'll increase her income by 10%. 

 

but it is more complex than educating girls alone

 

Don't get us wrong, educating girls is a priority. 66 million girls around the world are not in school and for many of them it is just because they were born a girl. Keeping girls in school provides life-changing benefits not just for individuals, but for the entire community. 

their mothers and brothers need us to care about them too.  

So we do.  Since 1982 we've cared for more than 15,000 girls, boys and mums in Kenya, Uganda, India and the Philippines.

 
 

In villages in Kenya to metro Manila and rural Philippines we're continuing to support innovative and practical school and vocational education.  

Each community is different.  

Our programs support young entrepreneurs at the Piave Youth Polytechnic in Kenya's Rift Valley. They encourage science and technology for primary school girls in the Philippines.  We have recently supported budding IT specialists in Uganda and education for young Indian girls to overcome them becoming child brides.  And, that's just a start.