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					CARE Australia
Annual Report 2006
Our vision                             Our mission                             Our core values

We seek a world of hope, tolerance     CARE’s mission is to serve              We respect and value diversity.
and social justice, where poverty      individuals and families in the
has been overcome and people live      poorest communities in the
in dignity and security.               world. Drawing strength from            We respect, value and seek to
                                       our global diversity, resources         enhance local capacities.
                                       and experience, we promote
CARE will be a global force and        innovative solutions and are
partner of choice within a             advocates for global responsibility.    We value and support the central
worldwide movement dedicated                                                   role of women in development.
to ending poverty. We will be
known everywhere for our               We facilitate lasting change by:
unshakable commitment to                                                       We recognise and value the
the dignity of people.                                                         professionalism, skills and
                                       • strengthening capacity                experience of our staff, and
                                         for self-help                         their contribution to institutional
                                                                               learning and development.
                                       • providing economic opportunity
                                       • delivering relief in emergencies
                                                                               We value CARE’s dynamism,
                                       • influencing policy
                                                                               adaptability and resilience.
                                         decisions at all levels, and
                                       • addressing discrimination
                                         in all its forms.                     We value the support of our donors
                                                                               and programme partners.

                                       Guided by the aspirations of
                                       local communities, we pursue            We value the operational
                                       our mission with both excellence        freedom which stems from
                                       and compassion because the              being a not-for-profit Australian
                                       people whom we serve deserve            agency which is independent
                                       nothing less.                           of any religious or political
                                                                               affiliation and which does
                                                                               not discriminate on the basis
                                                                               of race, gender, ethnicity, age,
                                                                               religion or politics.
Our logo
CARE’s brand mark - ‘the community of hands’ - symbolises our humanism, and evokes the concepts of
self-expression and industriousness. The circular shape suggests the holistic and collaborative nature of CARE’s
work and our global scope, as well as unity and diversity. The earth-toned colour palette conveys warmth,
optimism and a grounded sensibility, combining to illustrate the spirit of working together, and the power
of what is possible when people unite around a common goal.
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  Contents
Contents
Contents
      Chairman’s message                                                               02
Chairman’s message
      CEO’s message                                                                    03
       message
CEO’s Fast facts                                                                       04
The CARE family
      The CARE family                                                                  07
Fast facts
      Cambodia                                                                         08
About CARE
      Laos                                                                             10
Cambodia
      Yemen                                                                            12
JordanVietnam                                                                          14
Laos Jordan                                                                            16
      Myanmar/Burma                                                                    18
Myanmar/Burma(
      Kenya                                                                            20
Vietnam
      Timor-Leste                                                                      21
Yemen Emergencies                                                                      22
Kenya Fundraising highlights                                                           24
Timor-Leste highlights
      Programming                                                                      25
Preparing for and responding to emergencies
      Our partners                                                                     26
      CARE Young Executive Committee
Our Board                                                                              26
      Fundraising
Our partners Committee                                                                 26
      Special thanks                                                                   27
Special thanks
      Our Board                                                                        28
      Financial Committee
Fundraising Report 2006                                                                29
       Young Executive
CARE A commitment to CARE Committee                                                    34
Volunteer story
      The Will to CARE                                                                 35
A commitment to CARE
Fundraising highlights
      Throughout this report
Overseas operations and programmes
      CARE is report
Financial committed to building a child-safe organisation. The names of the children
      have been changed for the protection of the child.
CARE’s guiding principles
Our logo is the name recognised by the United Nations and the country in question.
      Myanmar
      Burma is the name recognised by the Australian Government.
Bequests
         Timor-Leste was formerly known as East Timor.
           Chairman’s message
           CARE has responded to humanitarian suffering in many parts of the world over
           the past year. The earthquakes in Pakistan and Indonesia come immediately to
           mind, as well as the turmoil in Sudan and the Middle East and the civil unrest
           in Timor-Leste.

           CARE Australia, together with the CARE International family, is consistently at the forefront of emergency
           response and the delivery of longer-term aid. Every year, CARE assists some 45 million people, many of them
           in our region of the world. The fundamental role that women play in their communities is essential to many
           of our aid projects and we place special emphasis on women’s roles in health, education, land management
           and small business enterprises.

           Currently, the CARE family is celebrating two significant milestones. CARE International has just turned 60 this
           year (2006), and CARE Australia will be commemorating its 20th birthday in 2007.

           The CARE family is a confederation of 12 national members providing humanitarian assistance in over 70 countries.
           CARE Australia has been a part of the CARE family from the time of our inception in 1987. Under the leadership
           of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, we quickly established ourselves among the foremost of Australia’s
           overseas aid organisations. Over the last 20 years, CARE Australia has been directly involved in emergency and
           relief projects in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

           The CARE family is not just the national members and the countries and people that we support. It is also the
           14,000 staff around the world who devote themselves to performing CARE’s work; they are highly valued and vital
           members of the family.

           I can not speak highly enough of the staff of CARE Australia, skilfully guided by our CEO, Robert Glasser.
           They contribute professionally and unstintingly, often operating in demanding and difficult circumstances.

           Then there are those who give generous support to our work, providing the CARE family with essential resources
           and encouragement. We are particularly grateful for the strong backing we receive from the Australian public, from
           corporate Australia, and also from the Australian Government’s overseas aid programme, AusAID.

           Since CARE Australia’s formation, there have been three Chairmen (Malcolm Fraser, Sir William Deane and myself).
           After serving in various positions with CARE International and CARE Australia, it was a great privilege to be invited
           to chair the Australian organisation. I am retiring as Chairman at the end of this year, and will be succeeded by
           our Vice Chairman, Peter Smedley.

           Peter is a prominent Australian businessman (among other roles, Chairman of OneSteel) and a contributor to
           diverse community activities. He has been closely involved with CARE over the past seven years, as founding
           Chairman of the CARE Australia Corporate Council, as a CARE Australia Board member, as our Vice Chairman and
           as a delegate to CARE International. He will provide strong and effective leadership for CARE Australia, and for
           our dedicated Board.

           Over the years, we have been fortunate to benefit from sound governance with distinguished Board members
           of the highest calibre. I also acknowledge the ongoing encouragement and support of Malcolm Fraser and the
           members of our Advisory Council (Sir William Deane, Sir Leslie Frogatt and Alf Paton).

           After 15 years as a member of the CARE family, I look forward to continuing my close association with CARE, and
           with our programmes that bring hope and assistance to the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged people.

           Again, my thanks to those generous Australians who are the lifeblood of the CARE Australia family.




           Tony Eggleton




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CEO’s message
The past financial year (FY06) has been tremendously challenging and
productive for CARE Australia. We responded to humanitarian emergencies in
Africa, South Asia and closer to home in Timor-Leste, Indonesia and Papua New
Guinea (PNG). In addition, our CARE Australia staff of more than 1000 people,
based overseas and here in Australia, managed activities to reduce poverty in over
20 countries. I want to acknowledge the tremendous commitment, dedication and professionalism of our staff.
They have done an outstanding job, often under extremely stressful circumstances. They have my utmost respect
and my deepest gratitude.

This Annual Report describes in detail some of our important work in less developed countries around the
world. I would also, however, like to highlight two additional initiatives we have underway. The first is our ef-
fort to reduce the risk of avian influenza (bird flu). If this virus develops the ability to spread efficiently among
people, it has the potential to cause a massive increase in poverty in developing countries. CARE Australia has
already played a leading role in addressing this issue, including co-sponsoring two major meetings on bird flu
(with the Lowy Institute and Asialink respectively) and through our work to reduce the risk of bird flu
in villages throughout Southeast Asia.

The second initiative is the establishment of a new CARE Australia Country Office in PNG. PNG, Australia’s
nearest neighbour, confronts enormous development challenges, including a looming HIV/AIDS crisis.
The new CARE Australia Country Office will position us to support PNG’s responses to these development challenges.
Last year we secured the PNG Prime Minister’s endorsement of our plans to establish the office. We anticipate
launching the new PNG Country Office in FY07.

It is always gratifying when outside observers acknowledge our professionalism and effectiveness,
particularly when the acknowledgement comes from one of our key development partners, the Australian
Government’s overseas aid programme, AusAID. This year, AusAID conducted its periodic review of CARE
Australia’s accreditation to receive AusAID funding. Following their rigorous examination of our financial,
programmatic and fundraising systems, the AusAID review team not only recommended CARE Australia for full
accreditation, but also complimented us on the high quality of our systems and procedures.
                                                              ,
We often describe our staff and supporters as the ‘CARE family. I want to note an important milestone for one key
member of this family – our Chairman, Tony Eggleton. Tony is retiring as Chairman in November of this year and
I wish to personally thank Tony for his tremendous support, encouragement and guidance. He has made a huge
difference to our organisation.

Fortunately, Tony will be very ably succeeded by Peter Smedley, our current Vice Chairman and a long-standing
member of the CARE family. I very much look forward to working closely with Peter on the exciting agenda of
initiatives we have planned in the coming years.

I hope you enjoy reading about our work in the following pages of this Annual Report. If you already support
CARE, the report provides some moving examples of the difference you have helped us make in so many people’s
lives. If you are not already a supporter, I hope you will be inspired to join us in providing lasting solutions
to poverty.




Robert Glasser




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     Fast facts
                       Expenditure                                                  Income by source
                   (Total $52,324,956)                                             (Total $55,024,479)




             90% Overseas projects                                               34% Donations, legacies
             (programme expenditure)                                             and bequests from
             4% Administration                                                   the Australian public
             4% Fundraising                                                      28% CARE International members
             2% Community                                                        22% AusAID
             education                                                           7% Multilaterals
                                                                                 5% Other
                                                   Overseas projects by          4% Foreign governments
                                                   geographical region           and agencies
                                                    (Total $47,081,162)




                                                77% Asia Pacific
                                                15% Middle East/West Asia
                                                8% Africa




     Asia Pacific                 Africa                Middle East/West Asia               Countries where
     Cambodia                    Chad                  Afghanistan                     CARE Australia has
     India                       Ethiopia              Jordan                          managed projects over the
                                                                                       last financial year.
     Indonesia                   Kenya                 Pakistan
     Laos                        Malawi                Palestinian Territories             Countries where
     Myanmar/Burma               Mozambique            Yemen                           CARE Australia
     Papua New Guinea            Niger                                                 has direct operational
     Sri Lanka                   South Africa                                          responsibility
                                                                                       for all CARE International
     Thailand                    Sudan
                                                                                       programmes.
     Timor-Leste
     Vietnam




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The CARE global family
CARE Australia is a member of CARE International, a confederation of 12 independent non-profit, non-sectarian humanitarian
organisations that share the same vision and work together to end poverty and defend human dignity. The member nations
of CARE International are Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Thailand,
the United Kingdom and the United States of America.



CARE facts
* Active in over 70 countries
* Reaches 45 million of the world’s poorest people
* Global staff of more than 14,000. Ninety per cent are nationals of the nations we work with.
* Founded in 1945 to provide emergency aid to Europeans after WW II
* One of the world’s largest non-government emergency relief and development organisations



CARE Australia facts
* Founded in 1987 by former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser
* Works with local partners and communities to directly deliver aid
* Plans, designs, implements and evaluates projects in partnership with local communities
* Retains management and contractual control on all projects
* High degree of accountability and transparency



CARE Australia funding
CARE Australia depends on Australian public support to fund our projects. Over the last nine years over 90 per cent of
our total income has been spent on our work in the field. The generous public support given to CARE Australia helps us
secure additional funding from institutional donors such as the Australian Government, United Nations organisations
and the European Union.



CARE Australia accountability and accreditation
CARE Australia is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct, which sets
out standards on how organisations should be managed, how they communicate with the public and most
importantly, how they spend the funds they raise. More information about the ACFID Code of Conduct can be
obtained from CARE Australia and from ACFID at www.acfid.asn.au

CARE Australia is also a signatory to the Code of Conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organisations in Disaster Relief and the SPHERE Humanitarian
Charter and Minimum Standards.

CARE Australia holds full accreditation status with AusAID, the Australian Government’s overseas aid programme.
Achieving accreditation entails a rigorous review of CARE’s systems and capacities. It reflects the Government’s confidence in
CARE Australia’s professionalism, accountability and effectiveness.



CARE Australia and VIDA
This year CARE Australia entered into a new partnership with VIDA (Volunteering for International Development from Australia).
VIDA places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries in the Asia Pacific region. VIDA volunteers work with local
counterparts to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development in the communities
in which they work. For more information go to www.vidavolunteers.com.au
The CARE family
All over the world, families are as different and diversified as they are
alike ... As the world’s oldest form of expression of human relationship,
the family has survived thousands of years, adapting itself constantly to
changing socio-economic conditions and the progress of humanity.
United Nations, Family: Challenges for the Future, United Nations Publications, 1996.




                                          Within a world of over six billion    organisations, shares expertise and
                                          people, families are the foundation   knowledge, working together in
                                          of communities and the bedrock of     ways that benefit vulnerable and
                                          our social fabric. They drive our     disadvantaged people around the
                                          economic and social development.      world. We work closely with the
                                          They influence our future              donors, partners, staff and
                                          generations. Poor people, or          local communities that make up
                                          people affected by conflict or         our extended family, creating
                                          disease, rely on families to          sustainable projects that help
                                          sustain them through hard times.      people in need. We see families as
                                                                                inclusive, equitable groups, where
                                          Today, the definition of family
                                                                                children, women and men can
                                          goes far beyond its traditional
                                                                                benefit equally.
                                          meaning. People who have lost
                                          or become estranged from their        In all our work, CARE focuses on
                                          families often find ‘family’ in        the most vulnerable people.
                                          others. Family can be found among     This includes households headed by
                                          people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS;       children or women and households
                                          among people who have lost loved      in which the main income-earner is
                                          ones through conflict or natural       absent or unable to work.
                                          disaster; and among people
                                                                                As a member of the CARE
                                          who are working together for a
                                                                                International family, CARE
                                          better future.
                                                                                Australia works closely with
                                          CARE defines ‘family’ as a unit, in    communities to ensure that their
                                          which each part is as important as    specific needs are met and that the
                                          another. The CARE International       improvements continue long after
                                          family, made up of 12 member          our projects are completed.
     Cambodia
                    Making learning possible
                    for indigenous highland
                    communities
                          Sopich’s voice blends with the         Sopich is a member of the Tampuen
                          sing-song of his classmates chanting   indigenous ethnic minority, and his
                          their teacher’s words in unison.       school is set in one of the most
                          This morning the grade 4 students      picturesque, and most isolated,
                          are continuing their Khmer lessons,    parts of Cambodia. He walks to
                          and Sopich pays close attention,       school each day with his younger
                          eager to expand his vocabulary.        sister Phany through close-set
                          The 13-year-old appreciates the        houses perched high on stilts in a
                          value of his new language skills,      clearing in the surrounding dense
                          as it makes doing business with        jungle. The village is peaceful during
                          visiting Khmer-speaking traders        the morning classes – the men are in
                          much easier. He also knows it will     the fields or forest and the women
                          help him achieve a longer-term goal    are either working with them or
                          – to become a police officer and        preparing the midday meal. Inside
                          protect his family and community       the three simple school buildings,
                          from crime.                            however, the children are animated
                                                                 and lively.



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Such enthusiasm for learning is new           Not surprisingly for a teenage boy,
to the village – not due to lack of           Sopich’s favourite pastime at school is
interest, but lack of opportunity. As         sport. At recess, he’s one of the first             Population: 14 million
most indigenous people do not speak           to pour out of the classrooms and                  Literacy: 73.6 per cent
Cambodia’s national language of               across the flat expanse of rich red earth.
Khmer – the language of instruction           The children kick soccer balls, play               Survivors of landmines:
in government schools – indigenous            badminton and clamber on a wooden                  one in every 278
children’s rates of enrolment, retention      climbing frame. More playground
and literacy are among the lowest in the      equipment will soon be provided thanks             Infant mortality: 109.7
country. This is changing due to a CARE       to donors’ support of the CAREgifts                deaths/1000 live births
project that is educating children and        Catalogue*. The children have fun
training teachers in Cambodia’s remote        devising their own games – running                 Life expectancy:
northeastern province of Ratanakiri.          and passing balls back and forth and               56 years*
                                              catching them in orange witches’ hats.
With the local communities, CARE has                                                             Cambodia is one of the poorest
established six community-run schools         After school, Sopich clears plots of land          and least-developed countries
across the province, where students           and helps his mother plant rice.                   in the Mekong Region.
learn in both their own language and          Sometimes he makes traps with his
Khmer. The proportion of Khmer is             father, used when hunting together in              Generations of war have
progressively increased, so the children      the forest, and he regularly looks after           left the country strewn with
can ultimately join the government            his three younger sisters. Sopich’s                landmines. CARE worked
school system and participate in wider        obvious commitment to his family                   in Cambodia from 1973 to
Cambodian life. The communities select        extends to making the world a better               1975, returning in 1990 to
local people to train as teachers, such as    place for his community.                           assist the United Nations to
Sopich’s 21-year-old brother Voeun, who                                                          repatriate 370,000 Cambodian
now teaches his younger brother’s grade       ‘When I’m a police officer, I’ll catch              refugees. Although CARE is
4 class and regularly receives ongoing        people who steal from our village,’ he             helping to clear mines so that
teacher training.                             says with determination. ‘I’d like to              communities are able to use
                                              go to high school first and maybe live              land safely and effectively,
‘I very much wanted to go to school,’         outside my village for a short time.               more than 5 million mines
Sopich says, when his morning classes         I understand that to do all of this I              remain, causing further deaths
end. He enrolled when the project             need to stay at school and do well in              and injuries and seriously
began four years ago, and is one of 610       my studies.’ Sopich’s face is serious, but         limiting access to usable land.
children currently attending the schools.     then he smiles. ‘My new school is
In five of the six villages where the          helping me realise my dream.’                      *All country figures from the United
project operates, there is a 98 per cent                                                         Nations Development Programme, 2005
enrolment rate. ‘It was important to me       *For more information on the CAREgifts Catalogue
to learn how to speak Khmer and to read       visit www.careaustralia.org.au
and write Khmer and Tampuen,’ Sopich
adds, smiling.

School materials, including text books
and picture dictionaries, have been
created in two local languages –               'HCEP is as much a community development
Tampuen and Krueng. Developed by               project as it is an education project, empowering
local indigenous people, the content
is culturally relevant, and incorporates
                                               indigenous communities to take control over their
photographs of everyday scenes and             own lives in a rapidly changing world.’
activities as well as stories about village    Bron Ives, Education Coordinator, Cambodia
life. The children also learn traditional
skills such as basket weaving and
music, as well as mathematics – which is
a particularly helpful subject for Sopich.

‘I used to have difficulty calculating
prices for goods I was selling with my
family at the market. I didn’t know how
much change to give,’ he explains. ‘Now
that my family can speak Khmer and
understand mathematics, we can make
good business.’


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     Laos
                 Empowering ethnic
                 communities to improve
                 their health




                                           The sun is barely over the horizon       Vienghie village where she grew up.
                                           but Chanedia has been up for hours.      Her childhood village, like many parts
                                           As she moves through the house,          of the region, is inaccessible by road.
                                           her four-year-old daughter Oli           By 8am, when Chanedia has finished
                                           follows, tidying just like her mother.   her household work, the town outside
                                           Chanedia lives in Luang Prabang          is bustling. Chanedia’s day has only
                                           Province with her parents, husband       just begun.
                                           and daughter, as well as her brothers
                                           and sisters.                             Chanedia and her family are Hmong
                                                                                    people, an ethnic group that lives
                                           At 27 she is responsible for all the     mostly in northern Laos. Hmong is
                                           housework and moves swiftly through      Chanedia’s first language but she
                                           the morning’s chores as her mother       has also spoken Lao since she was
                                           makes noodle soup for breakfast.         young and learned Khmu, another
                                           Outside, Nambark town comes alive        local language, through friends.
                                           with morning sounds. It is a long        After her housework is finished,
                                           way and very different from              Chanedia sets off to the office in



     ‘The project aims to strengthen the ability of young people
     and their parents to deal with daunting life problems and
     to improve communication between parents and children in
     the family. Through the project, parents now communicate
     with and educate their children.’
     Dr Sengsay, Project Manager of the Shapyep project, Laos


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Luang Prabang town where she works         between ethnic groups, are able
full-time for the Lao Women’s Union.       to ensure that all participants feel
Here she looks at the impact of            comfortable and can become involved          Population:
gender roles on women, such as             and benefit equally.                          almost 5.7 million
issues for women infected with HIV
by their husbands.                         Chanedia’s work takes her to villages        Adult literacy:
                                           even more inaccessible than the one          68.7 per cent
Chanedia’s work, which includes her        where she grew up. In extreme cases
role as a CARE Project Working Team        she has travelled for 12 hours by foot to    Explosive ordnance:
member, is well respected by the           reach remote communities and she has         Up to 600,000 tonnes of
community. The CARE project works          now worked in nearly all of Nambark
with young ethnic people to prevent        District’s 98 villages. ‘In these isolated   bombs lie unexploded.
sexually transmitted infections and        places, children are unable to go to         Infant mortality rate:
diseases such as HIV. Chanedia has         school, and there are no health care
been with CARE for six years – first        facilities,’ Chanedia says. The same was     91 deaths/1000
on an HIV/AIDS prevention and              true for her own family.                     live births
management project and now
providing life skills for young people.    When Chanedia’s long working day             Life expectancy:
One of CARE’s main strategies is to        finishes, she goes home to look after         68.7 years*
support people like Chanedia who are       her daughter and husband. Bright and
already working with the Government.       articulate, Chanedia seems to draw
Coordinating projects with local people    energy from her work. Her hope for the       The Vietnam War left Laos
means that the benefits of CARE’s           future is to ‘keep life going every day’.    with one of the world’s
work will continue once the projects       For many young people in Nambark             worst legacies of unexploded
have finished.                              district and for her family, she does.       ordnance. This continues
                                                                                        to maim and kill people
‘Many organisations are needed to do                                                    every day and reduces the
this work,’ Chanedia says, adding that                                                  amount of arable land
CARE’s work with parents is having                                                      available for farming.
an important impact. In communities                                                     Recently, many poor rural
where young people want more sexual                                                     communities have also
health information from their parents,                                                  been severely affected
Project Working Team members discuss                                                    by successive years of
with parents ways to support their                                                      droughts and floods.
children and discuss issues, even
though the subject matter may be                                                        CARE works in Laos to
uncomfortable for them.                                                                 remove unexploded ordnance
                                                                                        and reduce vulnerability to
Chanedia explains that young people                                                     natural disasters. Ethnic
have unsafe sex for many reasons,                                                       minorities comprise about
including low self-esteem, peer                                                         65 per cent of the total
pressure and drug and alcohol                                                           population; 80 per cent of
use. Other risks to young people’s                                                      whom are among the country’s
health and safety include human                                                         poorest people. We are
trafficking and leaving home to work                                                     working with minority
in factories with illegal working                                                       groups to improve agricultural
conditions. Chanedia gives young                                                        yields and the environment.
people information about risky
                                                                                        *All country figures from the United
behaviours and teaches them how to
                                                                                        Nations Development Programme, 2005
solve problems and make informed
decisions. She also learns from them.
‘My work is of value to the community,
but it’s also an opportunity for me to
learn from the people I help,’ she says.
Her language skills often come in
handy, particularly during workshops
where participants from different ethnic
groups may not speak the predominant
Lao language. People like Chanedia
who are multilingual and, importantly,
understand the cultural differences


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                     Working with rural
                     women’s groups for
                     healthier families
     Yemen                 The black flowing cloth billows
                           around Shouia as her youngest
                           daughter plays underneath it,
                                                                 chewing the leaves of this plant is
                                                                 a popular pastime, especially for
                                                                 the majority of men who enjoy its
                           ducking in and out of the material.   stimulant effect daily, Ahmed’s
                           Shouia smiles and chats easily, her   work brings in little money.
                           hennaed hands clasping a small        It is barely enough to support six
                           goat on her lap. The animal is the    growing daughters. Like others
                           second kid of the goat that Shouia    in Al Mokhiam village, the family
                           and her family received from CARE,    lives in a crowded makeshift house.
                           and the benefits of regular goats’     ‘When it rains,’ Shouia says, pointing
                           milk are evident in her daughter’s    to the roof, ‘the water comes in.’
                           healthy complexion.
                                                                 Despite the long hours that poor
                           While 30-year-old Shouia, cooks,      rural women spend working in their
                           cares for her family and tends to     homes, in the fields and tending
                           the goats, her husband Ahmed sells    livestock, traditional Yemeni
                           qat at the nearby market. Although    society discourages them from



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making decisions, especially about           Al Mokhiam attend the village school
finances. CARE is supporting rural            until the end of high school. Like many
women to exercise more control over          women her age, Shouia didn’t have this           Population: 19.7 million
income and assets through their              opportunity when she was young, and              Adult literacy:
participation in women’s associations.       she enjoys helping her children study.
Where Shouia lives, in Hajja                 ‘It’s good to use my brain,’ she smiles.         49 per cent
Governorate, CARE’s project is helping
                                                                                              Literacy among women:
women increase their decision-making         Shouia puts the goat down and goes
influence over household food needs.          inside her simple home where one                 28.5 per cent
                                             of her daughters is ill with malaria
                                                                                              Under-five
Hajja is one of the least food secure        – a common illness among poor rural
governorates in Yemen. National              people in Yemen. ‘Of course I worry,’            mortality rate:
statistics are alarming, with 46 per cent    she says, changing the wet flannel
of children under five underweight and        on her daughter’s forehead, ‘but I’m
                                                                                              113 deaths/1000 live
53 per cent with stunted growth. In          powerless to help her.’ It costs money           births
Hajja, infant and child malnutrition and     to travel to a hospital and even more to
mortality rates are among the highest        pay for treatment and medicine. ‘If we           Life expectancy:
in the country. As well as serious health    earn more income from the goats, we’ll           60 years*
concerns, malnutrition can cause             be able to afford health care for the
learning disabilities and make it            children,’ Shouia says, ‘and maybe we’ll
                                                                                              Dry, arid Yemen is one of the
difficult for children to concentrate         have enough money to build a solid and
                                                                                              world’s least developed nations.
and understand their school lessons.         secure home to replace this one.’
                                                                                              CARE opened its office in Yemen
                                                                                              in 1993, focusing on alleviating
Shouia was keen to join the women’s                                                           poverty, providing water
association in Al Mokhiam; one of 28                                                          and sanitation services
associations set up in the area as part                                                       and supporting women’s
of a CARE project. The members meet                                                           empowerment, including
regularly to discuss the difficulties they                                                     women’s and girls’ education.
face in feeding their families and to
look at ways to improve food security in                                                      Farming is the dominant
their communities. They also participate                                                      industry in Yemen and 88
in a nutrition campaign for babies and                                                        per cent of livestock work is
children up to four years old.                                                                carried out by women.
                                                                                              Despite their heavy workload
                                                                                              and responsibilities, rural
Through the associations, members
                                                                                              women are discouraged
receive goats – a source of nutritious                                                        from decision-making roles
milk and food for their families.                                                             in traditional Yemeni society.
They can also earn money by breeding                                                          CARE is working with rural
and selling the animals. The women                                                            women’s groups to improve
make decisions about animal care and                                                          their access to health,
how the money raised from selling                                                             education and training
the goats is spent.                                                                           services and to generate
                                                                                              household income.
‘I was happy to receive the goat,’ Shouia
says smiling, as her daughter strokes                                                         *All country figures from the United
the kid on her lap. ‘It means security for                                                    Nations Development Programme, 2005
us.’ From the money made from selling
the goat's first kid, Shouia was able to
buy clothes for her children. Half of the
sale price went back to the women’s                ‘By helping local women to set up small
association; and when the association              income-generating activities and supplementing
has enough money saved, the women                  their modest livestock herds with goats from the
will decide together how it will be
spent. More livestock or literacy classes          CAREgifts Catalogue, we’ve seen poor families in
are options.                                       Abyan villages begin to thrive despite the harsh
                                                   living conditions on the edge of the desert.’
Shouia’s children now drink fresh goats’           Gareth Richards, Country Director, Yemen
milk every day and Shouia is happy to
see her school-aged daughters healthy
and able to attend classes, only 15
minutes’ walk away. All young girls in


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Vietnam
   Preserving the
   environment through
   sustainable agriculture
‘Before the dam was built,’               methods are making growing crops
40-year-old Chuot recalls,                on mountainous terrain easier and
‘it would take two days to walk           more productive.                       Population: 82 million
through the forest to other villages.’                                           Literacy: 90.3 per cent
Chout’s memories of the densely           Initially, many farmers resisted
forested landscape that once              the new techniques for agricultural    Cases of HIV infection:
surrounded his isolated village are       production on sloping lands.           95,871*
shared by others in his community.        While the traditional slash and burn
But 33 years ago, the people of his       method damages the soil, it is an      Infant mortality:
village were moved up into the            effective way to control pests.        19 deaths/1000
mountains of Phu Yen District to          CARE has modified traditional farming
make way for the Hoa Binh dam in          practices to embrace sustainable       live births
Vietnam’s northwest. Now the village      methods. Farmers now burn only some    Life expectancy:
and the forest are long gone – so         of the plant and leave the stalk as
too is the peaceful lifestyle that        mulch to regenerate the soil.          70.4 years*
exists only in the minds of those old
enough to remember it, as well as the     With another dam and more              CARE has worked in Vietnam
resources that once sustained it.         relocations planned in the area        since 1945, with current
                                          in the next decade, CARE’s model       projects in most of the 61
During and since the dam’s                of sustainable agriculture could       provinces.
construction, the people of               prove an essential tool to ensure
Phu Yen have faced many problems.         adequate income for ethnic minority    We were one of the first NGOs
The lowland fields of the district         communities such as Chout’s – while    to respond to the HIV/AIDS
were severely flooded after the dam’s      helping to preserve the environment.   epidemic in Vietnam. We
completion in 1990. The residents,                                               work with young people
many of whom were from one of                                                    and high-risk groups to
Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups,                                             raise awareness about HIV/
found themselves relocated to upland                                             AIDS and other sexually
areas. This put enormous pressure on                                             transmitted diseases. CARE is
natural resources and the livelihoods                                            also teaching people how to
of people already living there.                                                  reduce the threat of bird flu
                                                                                 by improving hygiene and
‘At first, the Government encouraged                                              changing techniques for
food production with subsidies,’ says                                            keeping and handling
Ty, 52, another resident of Phu Yen.                                             live poultry.
‘After the subsidy period ended, the
people began to cut down trees to                                                *UNAIDS, 2005
grow soy bean and maize. It only took                                            *All country figures from the United
six months to cut down the forest                                                Nations Development Programme, 2005
and for five years it was easy to make
money. But then the soil was depleted
and without the forest there was
nothing to stop the water washing
away the rice fields.’

After just a few seasons of traditional
                                                ‘Previously, farmers could only cultivate one
slash and burn agriculture across the           crop per year. But when farmers followed
patchwork of fields that had replaced            SALT (Sloping Agricultural Land Techniques)
the forests, the soil was eroded and
exhausted. Inadequate fallow periods
                                                it changed their situation. They are now able
contributed to the problem. Farmers             to cultivate two to three crops per year with
began travelling further uphill to              high yield.’
find soil that was still intact,                 Hoang Van, Project Manager of the SALT project, Vietnam
where they employed the same
destructive methods.

A CARE project, developed with
the local people, is now helping to
alleviate the pressure that relocation
and over-population have put on the
land and the community. New farming


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                                                                                                   Annual Report 2006   15
     Jordan
           Supplying water for
           families and creating jobs




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‘We are gaining a lot,’ says Um              providing employment opportunities.
Ayman as she collects water from             We are helping members of the
a reservoir in front of her home.            community to manage and maintain the       Population: 5.4 million
Um Ayman lives with her family in            project, as well as holding workshops      Literacy: 89.9 per cent
Um Ayash village, one of the poorest         on the best use of water.
in the Jordan Valley, Balqa Governorate,                                                Population displaced
Jordan. The reservoir serves a number        ‘We feel that people are now more          from homes: 20 per cent
of two-roomed houses, and other              interested in helping us,’ says Um
women gather here with their                 Ayman, who has attended some of
                                                                                        Under 5 mortality rate:
daughters, talking and washing               the workshops in the village with          28 deaths/1000 live births
clothes in buckets. Um Ayman’s is            her family. ‘We have a role in the
                                                                                        Life expectancy:
among the 15 per cent of households          community, and we now know which
in the village that are ineligable for       government officials we can contact         71.3 years*
the water network that serves the rest       if we have a problem. Thank you very
of the community. Until recently,            much CARE – this is the best thing to      Jordan gained its independence
Um Ayman’s family and their neighbours       happen to us in a long time.’              in 1946. It is one of the
had to buy water of questionable             Um Ayman looks thoughtfully at the         10 most water-deprived
quality at highly inflated prices.            bucket that she uses to take water from    nations in the world. High
                                             the reservoir back to her house.           unemployment, the
Like many other women in the village,        ‘We’re looking forward to the next phase   unpredictable climate,
Um Ayman married young. At 14, she           of the project – establishing a fund to    poverty and unsettled refugees
and her husband established their home       install a water network to our home,’      from the West Bank and
near a village shrine. Later, construction   she smiles.                                the Gulf War are also
work on the shrine meant the family of                                                  fundamental problems.
nine had to relocate to a tiny house.
In addition to being unable to access                                                   As a consequence, much of
the water network, all the families in                                                  CARE’s work in Jordan is
this location were extremely poor and                                                   conducted in camps for
could barely afford the water that was                                                  refugees and Jordanians
brought to the town in private water                                                    who have fled from their
tankers.                                                                                homes. We also focus on
                                                                                        improving communities’
                                                                                        access to water and
Seventy-eight per cent of Um Ayash’s
                                                                                        encouraging women to
population is unemployed, including
                                                                                        become more independent
Um Ayman’s husband. Their 27-year-old
                                                                                        through investing in small
son, who works in the army for a tiny                                                   income-generating projects.
wage, provides their only source
of income.                                                                              *All country figures from the United
                                                                                        Nations Development Programme, 2005
A CARE project in Jordan, Egypt and the
Palestinian Territories of West Bank and
Gaza is improving access to water for
the people of Um Ayash. Rainfall in the
Um Ayash area of Jordan is very low so
the project concentrates on strategies
to reduce the amount of drinking water
used for irrigation. CARE’s work is            ‘Through the EMPOWERS project, women and other
making agricultural water use more
efficient and promoting environmentally
                                               marginalised groups are able to prioritise water
friendly use of water and land.                problems, negotiate with the Government and
                                               propose water plans, and they are now engaged
Um Ayman and her family are now                within their community.’
regular visitors to the water tank that
CARE set up in their village. Here, they       Fadi Shraideh, Country Coordinator of the EMPOWERS project, Jordan
can buy water at low prices and have
confidence in its quality. In addition to
increasing access to safe drinking water
in these communities, CARE is



                                                                                                              CARE Australia
                                                                                                          Annual Report 2006   17
     Myanmar/Burma
               Making space for women’s
               sexual health
                          The room is special. Spacious and         This room is one of the women’s
                          light filled, it is decorated with         spaces being created across
                          medical diagrams and teaching             Mandalay and Yangon as part of a
                          equipment. But unlike a doctor’s          CARE project. The spaces are unique
                          waiting room or a classroom, the          in that they allow discussion of
                          women and men gathered here               sexual and reproductive health
                          relax on mats on the floor, chatting       issues in a comfortable, friendly
                          casually. Among them is Nu, who           setting. Nu is one of 589 women
                          works at a karaoke club in Mandalay.      and their partners who have
                          Despite the long hours Nu works to        attended discussions since the
                          support her family, she is relaxed        project began.
                          and happy, directing all her energy
                          into putting her workmate Mya, who        Like many of the people involved,
                          is visiting for the first time, at ease.   Nu heard about the project through
                                                                    a friend. The spaces are staffed by
                                                                    Women’s Health Support Workers
                                                                    and the project focuses on



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     Annual Report 2006
peer-to-peer learning. The women           protect against disease. Now hundreds
have frank, open discussions about         of women accept and know how to
their personal experiences, attitudes      use condoms.                                Population:
and opinions on sexual health issues.                                                  almost 49.5 million
They discuss where to go for sexual        Gender-based double standards are
health care, how to use condoms,           also frequently discussed in the            Adult literacy:
negotiation of condom use,                 women’s spaces in Yangon and                89.7 per cent
alternative safer sex options and          Mandalay. Many of the women
questioning societal judgments on          are now openly questioning these            Infant mortality rate:
women who are believed to be               double standards, and encouraging           76 deaths/1000
sexually active. Already, 515 women        other women to do the same. The
have participated by asking or             women also talk to their partners           live births
answering questions and bringing           about these issues – many of whom           Life expectancy:
other peers or partners along. Until       now accept that women have a right
Nu told her about the women’s space,       to sexual health knowledge and              60.1 years*
Mya refused to seek sexual health          services. As the number of males
advice, believing that she would           infected by HIV is still far higher         CARE Australia has worked
become upset and depressed if              than the number of infected females         in Myanmar/Burma since
she discovered she had contracted          in Myanmar, male partners are not only      1995. Our aim is to improve
a disease.                                 welcome at the women’s spaces, they         the living standards of rural
                                           are actively encouraged to come along.      communities in mountainous
Nu and Mya are part of the growing         It is anticipated that the number of        areas through the
number of Burmese women who are            male partners coming to the spaces will     introduction of health
working outside the home. Twenty-four      continue to increase.                       education in 80 towns,
per cent of women in Myanmar now                                                       with emphasis on HIV/AIDS
head urban households. But despite         Participation in the project is             prevention and nutritional
many women making a major                  increasing, particularly among women        support for children and
contribution to supporting their           working in karaoke parlours. The next       pregnant mothers. CARE
families, they continue to experience      phase of the project is expected to         also focuses on education,
constraints in all areas of life. There    directly benefit up to 400 women             microcredit and water and
are many unmet health, education           working in the entertainment industry,      sanitation programmes.
and other service needs, with women        hotels and factories. In a domino effect,   This work has been supported
experiencing relatively high rates of      it will reach more than 3000 people         by the introduction of home
sexually transmitted infections and        (boyfriends, husbands, family and           gardens to provide food for
diseases, including HIV. Attitudes and     friends) with HIV/AIDS messages and         vulnerable communities.
beliefs also create barriers to good       information on sexual health services.
sexual health, especially for vulnerable                                               *All country figures from the United
working women.                             Sitting with Nu and the other women         Nations Development Programme, 2005
                                           at the women’s space, Mya gradually
Although the HIV epidemic                  becomes more comfortable with the
currently affects more men than            discussions taking place and even
women in Myanmar/Burma, rates of           speaks about some of her experiences.
infection among women are rapidly          In future visits, Nu hopes to encourage
increasing. Entertainment venues are       her to seek advice from the Women’s
workplaces where women are potentially     Health Support Workers so that Mya
at high risk of infection. Like Nu and     will be able to receive confidential
Mya, many of the women attending           counselling and treatment.
the women’s spaces work in golf clubs
and karaoke bars. Research conducted
for the project identified wide gaps
between women’s knowledge                     ‘The project develops the ability of women to
about sexual health risks and their
behaviour to protect themselves.
                                              look after their own health and the health of
In Mandalay, 75 per cent of                   their families and community. They share what
women participating in the project            they learn with family members and neighbours,
knew condoms could be used for
contraception and disease prevention.
                                              enabling them to make better sexual health choices.’
                                              Dr Win Maung, Project Manager of the Women at Work project, Myanmar/Burma
Yet the attitudes against condom use
are so great that before they took part
in the project, these women used other
contraception methods that did not


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                                                                                                         Annual Report 2006   19
     Kenya
                    Boosting success for
                    farmers through pooling
                    resources

     Julius smiles and holds up a small,        Julius, 43, is the Organising Secretary
     perfectly formed eggplant. This harvest,   of the Kikoo group which now exports
     together with produce from the 20          80 per cent of what it produces.            Population: 32.7 million
     other members of the Kikoo farming         He explains that previously the farmers
     group, is destined for tables in the       couldn’t produce enough on their small
                                                                                            Adult literacy:
     United Kingdom – quite a journey from      plots even to support their families.       73.6 per cent
     eastern Kenya’s Makueni District.          And then there was the challenge of
                                                finding buyers for what they did grow.
                                                                                            Life expectancy:
     The district is one of the country’s       CARE’s project linked the Kikoo farmers     47.2 years*
     poorest. It receives enough rain for       to an export market and provided credit
     farmers like Julius to survive through     to purchase fertilizer and better quality
                                                                                            CARE has been active in Kenya
     subsistence farming, but not enough        seeds. The farmers now earn up to 10
                                                                                            since 1968, providing relief
     for rain-fed cropping and grazing          times more than before and they can
                                                                                            assistance to communities.
     to flourish. The district does,             plan for the future.
                                                                                            Currently, CARE Australia is
     however, have significant potential
                                                                                            working with farmers in the
     for horticulture. To enable
                                                                                            north of Kenya helping
     subsistence farmers with limited
                                                                                            them increase income by
     resources to tap this potential,
                                                                                            accessing new markets to
     a CARE project has helped form
                                                                                            sell their produce.
     production groups, which allow
     farmers to pool their resources.                                                       *All country figures from the United
                                                                                            Nations Development Programme, 2005




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     Annual Report 2006
Timor-Leste
                   Providing nourishing
                   food for children
                   and ensuring
                   long-term health
A mother gently feeds her baby a             Jacinta has actively participated
spoonful of food that contains all the       with 50 other women learning about
nutrients the tiny 14-month-old needs.       hygiene and food preparation, the          Population: 0.8 million
Jacinta has worked hard to prepare the       importance of regular meals,
meal for her daughter, Amivi.                immunisation and what to do                Literacy: 58.6 per cent
                                             if a child is sick.                        Life expectancy:
Amivi had been in a critical
condition with diarrhoea, but since          All the children receive a meal prepared   55.2 years*
Jacinta started bringing her to CARE’s       by their mothers. ‘I hope she will get
nutrition programme four months ago,         better,’ Jacinta says softly as Amivi      CARE has been operating in
the toddler has gained weight. ‘If I         finishes her food and falls asleep in her   all 13 districts of Timor-Leste
didn’t have CARE’s help, I would have        lap. ‘And that one day she will be able    since 1994. In response to
to seek treatment in the hospital or         to study in Dili.’                         the violent events of 1999,
with a traditional healer,’ Jacinta says.                                               CARE designed an emergency
Both these options are costly for a                                                     programme that included
poor farming family.                                                                    providing water and
                                                                                        sanitation, food, shelter
The session that Jacinta and Amivi                                                      and agriculture rehabilitation.
are attending is designed especially
for women whose children are                                                            CARE Australia is focusing
malnourished. Malnutrition is                                                           on projects in health and
estimated to cause more than 60 per                                                     education in the Bobonaro
cent of deaths among children under                                                     district of Timor-Leste. We
five in Timor-Leste. This CARE project                                                   are providing food and clean
comprises health promotion and                                                          water to malnourished children
education, supplementary feeding                                                        under five years old and
and monitoring needs of malnourished                                                    helping children learn how
children. It also provides nutritious food                                              to read and write.
to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.
                                                                                        * All country figures from the United
                                                                                        Nations Development Programme, 2005




                                                                                                                CARE Australia
                                                                                                            Annual Report 2006   21
     Emergencies
                                                            CARE Australia’s emergency work
                                                            involves preparing for disasters,
                                                            the immediate delivery of emergency
                                                            supplies to survivors and longer-term
                                                            recovery and rehabilitation.




 Recovering from the tsunami               Unrest in Timor-Leste                         Yogyakarta in ruins

 CARE has continued to assist the          After the first wave of violence that          When the earthquake struck
 survivors of the 2004 tsunami.            began with the dismissal of soldiers          Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 27 May 2006,
 The tsunami swept through coastal         in in April 2006, CARE distributed            CARE’s emergency team responded
 communities in South and Southeast        food to 17,000 people in 24 locations         immediately, delivering much-needed
 Asia and as far away as the eastern       in Dili. People formed makeshift              clean water to 40,000 households, as well
 coast of Africa. An estimated 300,000     camps at schools, churches and Dili’s         as food and emergency supplies.
 people died and millions were left        airport to seek refuge. We provided           The earthquake, which killed 5778
 homeless.                                 hygiene kits and health education             people, left 1.5 million people
                                           to 15 of these camps as well as to            homeless. CARE focused first on the most
 CARE has worked with 660,000              the communities on Atauro Island.             remote and badly damaged districts.
 survivors to rebuild lives and                                                          Shortly after, CARE provided mobile
 communities. In Indonesia, CARE           More violence in May displaced up to          clinics, enabling experienced doctors and
 Australia’s work has focused on the
                                           150,000 people in and around Dili, and        health workers to visit and assist people
 island of Simeulue, where we initially
                                           increased the number of camps in the          in remote villages. CARE also started
 delivered food to 79,000 people.
                                           capital to more than 60.                      an innovative market-based approach
 We have since shifted our attention
                                                                                         through local vendors to provide food and
 to longer-term needs. We are also
 continuing our work in India,             In total, CARE provided emergency             household items to 20,000 survivors.
 Thailand and Sri Lanka, improving         assistance to 35,000 people and
 housing, water supplies, infrastructure   distributed an average of 180,000             With funding from CARE Australia,
 and livelihoods.                          litres of water daily. As Timor-Leste         approximately 20,000 people will
                                           gradually moves into the recovery             continue to receive help over a
 The complexity of problems caused         stage, CARE Australia will assist 30,000      six-month period – with food vouchers
 by the disaster and a range of issues     people affected by the conflict in and         and other items such as tents, blankets
 related to local government and           around Dili by providing food and other       and sleeping mats.
 access to materials have affected         essential items as well as clean water
 some rehabilitation activities – in       and sanitation facilities.
 particular housing reconstruction.
 However, in a recent survey on
 construction practices conducted
 by the Architecture Department
 of Universitas Syiah Kuala and
 UN-Habitat, CARE ranked as one
 of the top 10 most accountable
 NGOs working in Aceh.



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      Annual Report 2006
Earthquake in Pakistan                    Food crisis in Niger                       Violence in Sudan

On the morning of 8 October 2005,         The 2004 harvest was especially poor       According to the United Nations,
Pakistan, India and Afghanistan were      in Niger. In 2005, it was followed by      30,000 people were forced to leave
struck by an earthquake measuring 7.6     the worst locust infestation seen in 15    their homes in Darfur, Sudan in
on the Richter scale. The earthquake      years. As a result, Niger faced a severe   January 2006, adding to the two
was one of Pakistan’s worst natural       food crisis and by January 2006 over       million already sheltering in makeshift
disasters, killing around 86,000 people   two million people were affected.          camps to escape the conflicts that
and injuring almost 100,000.                                                         began in 2003. CARE has been active
                                          In response to the crisis, CARE            in Darfur since 2004 and is helping
CARE immediately responded to             distributed over 23,000 tonnes of          to meet survivors’ basic needs,
the emergency in Pakistan by              food to over 1.1 million people.           including food, shelter, clean water
distributing relief supplies to 1160      In September 2005, CARE Australia          and sanitation facilities. In March 2006,
households. We helped people to find       distributed 429 metric tonnes of rice      CARE provided humanitarian assistance
shelter and provided hygiene kits,        to over 33,000 people in the Diffa         to over 469,000 people affected by
                                          region and trained staff to better         war. In addition, some 61,000 people
blankets, warm clothing and
                                          manage and supervise food distribution,    now benefit from a CARE water and
drinking water.
                                          ensuring the most vulnerable               sanitation project, which provides clean
                                          households received assistance.            drinking water.
CARE worked with well-established local
NGOs, which have a long history and                                                  CARE Australia has helped to improve
reputation for effective assistance in                                               the health of people who have been
the earthquake-affected areas.                                                       displaced by the conflict. In Alserif
Assessments were carried out to ensure                                               camp, CARE Australia constructed
that assistance provided by CARE and                                                 100 latrines, expanded the water
other partners was reaching the most                                                 supply network by thousands of
vulnerable people. CARE focused on                                                   metres, constructed a water supply
providing shelter that would protect                                                 tower, trucked in water and established
people through the harsh winter and                                                  a hygiene education programme.
enable them to survive.

In the rehabilitation phase, CARE
Australia helped people to leave the
temporary shelters and return to
their villages.




                                                                                                           CARE Australia
                                                                                                       Annual Report 2006   23
Fundraising highlights
CARE would like to thank our              CARE partners and friends                  BHP Billiton is funding the
donors for trusting us with their                                                    Communities Fighting Fires in
generosity. Each gift, significant in      CARE Australia’s Corporate Council         Kalimantan project in Indonesia
its own right, becomes even more          again raised significant funds and          a community-based disaster risk
powerful when joined together with        provided in-kind support and pro           reduction programme.
the tens of thousands of others we        bono services. Special thanks to           Deutsche Bank is supporting a
receive each year. And it has been an     Chairman Harold Mitchell for               literacy project for poor children
extremely successful year.                generously facilitating community          in Timor-Leste through workplace
                                          service media announcements                giving by staff and matching
In its record-breaking second             through Mitchell & Partners.               company donations
year, the CAREgifts Catalogue drew
thousands of new individual and           Other creative and inspiring               The AIDS Trust of Australia is
business supporters, attracted by         contributions to our work included         supporting the ‘Women At Work’
gifts with the power to help others.      a powerful television commercial           project, which aims to improve
                                          to raise awareness of CARE’s vital work.   sexual and reproductive health
Our donors also supported emergency       It was facilitated by Kim Boehm,           practices and access to services
appeals for people suffering from         Chairman of our Fundraising and            for women in Myanmar/Burma.
drought in Niger, Kenya and               Communications Committee, and
Sudan and survivors of the                Chief Executive Officer of
devastating October earthquake            Clemengers BBDO Adelaide.
in Pakistan. They also donated
to help people affected by the            CARE Australia’s hard-working
earthquake in Yogyakarta, Indonesia,      Fundraising Committee, led by Jocelyn
and the break-down of security in         Mitchell, also assisted with two very
Timor-Leste.                              successful events. In September
                                          2005, The Australian Ballet and CARE
We would like to pass our special         Australia joined forces to support
thanks to the many donors who             Cambodia’s struggling performing
made CARE Australia a part of their       arts industry to prevent the further
extended families and remembered          spread of HIV/AIDS. And in May 2006,
us in their Wills.                        we held a sell-out event at Tiffany &
                                          Co in Melbourne to celebrate CARE’s
                                          60 years of providing humanitarian
World Hunger Campaign                     assistance around the world. Tiffany
                                          & Co also generously sponsored ‘Keys
On 16 October 2005, we celebrated         for a Cause’ functions in Europe, North
World Food Day with the launch of         and South America.
CARE Australia’s signature event –
the World Hunger Campaign. Seven          Three CARE Challenges have enabled
hundred and twenty students lay           CARE supporters to visit Vietnam and
down on their school oval to illustrate
                                          Laos. Twenty participants from the
the number of children who die every
                                          law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques
hour from hunger-related causes.
The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser,               cycled through Vietnam, visiting a
entertainer Natalie Bassingthwaighte      CARE ‘clean water for schools’ project,
and actor Monica Maughan also             funded by their staff contributions
attended, to add their support to the     and matching company donations.
fight against hunger.
                                          ‘It’s all about bonding with and
Over 1200 schools and 200                 meeting people and realising that
community and corporate                   there is work to do at a person-
groups took part in the campaign,         to-person level. And that’s what
sponsored by Brumby’s Bakeries            the trip has been all about.’ Frank
and The Age. The event raised             Zipfinger, Mallesons Stephen
over $100,000 for CARE’s work that        Jaques Chairman.
provides lasting solutions to hunger.
                                          We would like to recognise
                                          our corporate donors for their
                                          major contributions.
Programming highlights
CARE undertakes hundreds of aid           Cooperation Agreements                      • Two projects under the
projects worldwide. Our broad                                                           Vietnam-Australia NGO CA (VANGOCA),
programme approach covers agriculture     Cooperation Agreements (CAs) between          focusing on water, sanitation and
and environment, education, health,       the Australian Government’s overseas          disaster mitigation in the highly
microcredit, nutrition, water and         aid programme, AusAID, and CARE               flood-prone inland Mekong Delta.
sanitation, plus emergency relief and     Australia enable us to undertake major
rehabilitation – with numerous projects   long-term projects in countries where       • A three-year Australia Middle East
in each of these categories. CARE         CARE Australia has direct responsibility.     NGO CA that will assist poor and
projects aim to empower individuals       CAs this year included:                       vulnerable families to produce
and communities to lift themselves                                                      enough food to eat and sell, and
out of poverty and are designed to        • A CA to reduce the impact of                will strengthen the operational
be sustainable, so the people we help       unexploded ordnance (UXO) in Laos,          and management capacity of
can continue to benefit long after we        by working with communities in              local partners.
complete our work.                          UXO clearance, landmine disaster
                                            reduction and agriculture.
In addition to supporting emergencies
in Asia and Africa, during FY06 CARE      • A five-year Australia-Cambodia
Australia’s programming department          Integrated Mine Action project,
conducted long-term development work        which includes demining,
in 23 countries.                            livelihood and agricultural projects,
                                            developing water management
                                            structures and establishing micro
                                            credit schemes.
     Our partners
     Bilateral                            Multilateral

     Australian Government                Asian Development Bank (ADB)
     British Government                   European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO)
     Cambodian Government                 European Union (EU)
     Canadian Government                  International Labour Organization (ILO)
     Danish Government                    Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
     Dutch Government                     The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (The Global Fund)
     French Government                    United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
     German Government                    United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
     Japanese Government                  United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
     New Zealand Government               United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
     Norwegian Government                 United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
     Swiss Government                     United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
     United States Government             United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
                                          United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
                                          United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)




     CARE Young Executive                                   Fundraising Committee
     Committee
     Jennifer Chemay                                        Jocelyn Mitchell, Chairperson
     Finance Professional,
     National Australia Bank                                Jane Ballieu
                                                            Celia Burrell
     Abi Cleland                                            Kathy Cameron
     General Manager,                                       Cara Cunningham
     Strategy and Business Development,                     Jeanine Froomes
     Incitec Pivot                                          Chloe Hyde
                                                            Sarah Kirby
     Troy Hey                                               Serena Mitchell
     Manager,
                                                            Genevieve Morgan
     External Communications,
                                                            Barbara Mulder
     Foster’s Group
                                                            Caroline Nattrass
     Kerrie Lavey                                           Robbie Parkes
     Assistant Company Secretary,                           Caroline Pescott
     Amcor                                                  Sarah Reid
                                                            Kate Veall
     Andrew Lazarus                                         Briar Webb
     Business Manager,
     Manpower Professional




26   CARE Australia
     Annual Report 2006
Special thanks
Thank you to the following
generous organisations and
individuals who make it possible
for CARE Australia to continue
to work with some of the poorest
communities in the world to
enable lasting change.


CARE Corporate                        Corporate and general                Bequests
Council members                       supporters
Accor Asia Pacific                     AGL Employees Community Fund         State Trustees Australia Foundation
Amcor                                 Angry Anderson                          – The Francis Family
Australia Post                        APN News and Media                   The estate of Cyril Francis Horton
C Management Services                 Austereo Group                       The estate of Olive Mavis Humphries
Castle Harlan Australia Mezzanine     Aviva Australia                      The estate of Ouida Marston
   Partners                           Ballina RSL Club                     The John Murphy Charitable Trust
GSA Architects                        Natalie Bassingthwaighte
                                                                           The estate of Margaret Louise O’Brien
Henley Property Group                 BHP Billiton
Jetmaster (VIC)                       Brumby’s Bakeries                    The estate of John Mervyn O’Brien
Maple-Brown Abbott                    Buddha’s Wines (Stuart Wines
Merrill Lynch                            Company)                          CARE Australia would also like to
OneSteel                              Clemenger BBDO                       remember a number of valued
Phillips Fox                          Computershare                        supporters who passed away this
Qantas Airways                        Count Charitable Foundation          year. An ‘in memory’ gift is a
Tattersall’s                          Crikey.com                           thoughtful way to commemorate a
The Age                               Data Solutions                       loved one’s life. Any gift, great or
The Gandel Foundation                 DestinAsian                          small, is truly appreciated and will
The George Castan Family Charitable   Deutsche Bank                        go toward CARE’s work in
   Trust                              emitch
                                                                           developing countries. When you
The Macquarie Bank Foundation         Ergon Energy
TomatoSource                          Eye Corp                             make an ‘in memory’ donation
                                      Federal Chamber of Automotive        to CARE Australia, you will receive a
                                      Industries                           certificate to keep or present to the
                                      FPE Insurance Brokers                bereaved family.
                                      Greenlight Foundation
                                      GRM International
                                      Hewitt Associates
                                      IGA Distribution
                                      Jewish Aid Australia
                                      Lonely Planet Publications
                                      Mallesons Stephen Jaques
                                      Marmalade Melbourne
                                      Melbourne Grammar School
                                      Mitchell & Partners
                                      Monica Maughan
                                      Myshare
                                      Precision Plating Charitable Trust
                                      Quiksilver
                                      Rusher Rogers Recruiting
                                      Ian Stacker
                                      The Australian Ballet
                                      The Lowy Institute for
                                         International Policy
                                      The Pratt Foundation
                                      The Wiggles
                                      Tiffany & Co
                                      Greg Vanderjagt
                                      Visual Jazz
                                      Voyages Hotels and Resorts
                                      Walker Refrigeration Cabinets
                                      John Wood


                                                                                                   CARE Australia
                                                                                               Annual Report 2006   27
 Our Board                           Karyn Baylis
                                     Director since 2004.
                                                                         Colin Galbraith, AM
                                                                         Director since 2004.
                                                                                                              Harold Mitchell, AO
                                                                                                              Director since 2004.

 Chairman                            Director, Organisational            Director, Commonwealth Bank of       Chairman, Mitchell and Partners;
 Tony Eggleton, AO CVO               Renewal, Sing Tel Optus Pty Ltd;    Australia; Director, OneSteel Ltd;   Director, emitch Ltd; President,
                                     Board, Cure Cancer Foundation.      Director, GasNet Australia Group;    Museums Board of Victoria;
 Chairman since 2004, Director                                           Advisor, Allens Arthur Robinson;     Director, Opera Australia;
 since 1996, formerly Vice           Formerly Group Executive, Sales     Chairman, BHP Billiton               Chairman, ThoroughVisioN.
 Chairman 2002-2004;                 and Marketing, Insurance            Community Trust; Trustee, Royal
 Member of the CARE                  Australia Group (IAG) Ltd; Senior   Melbourne Hospital Neuroscience      Formerly President, Melbourne
 International Board; formerly       Vice President, The Americas        Foundation; Special Advisor,         International Festival of the Arts;
 Secretary-General, CARE             - Qantas Airways Ltd; Director,     Gresham Partners.                    President, Asthma Foundation
 International 1991-1995.            NRMA Financial Management Ltd                                            (Victoria); Chairman, National
                                     and NRMA Life Nominees Pty Ltd.     Diana Gribble, AM                    Gallery of Australia.
 Member, Australian                                                      Director since 2004.
 Government’s Aid Advisory           Kim Boehm                                                                Jocelyn Mitchell
 Council; Member, Foreign            Director since 1998.                Partner, Private Media Partners;     Director since 1993.
 Affairs Editorial Board;                                                Director, Lonely Planet
 Chairman, Consultative              Managing Director, Clemenger        Publications Pty Ltd.                Director and former Chairperson,
 Council, Centre for                 BBDO Adelaide; Director,                                                 Beaufort and Skipton Health
 Democratic Institutions.            BBDO Australasia Ltd;               Formerly Chairman, The Text          Service; Director, Lowell Pty Ltd.
                                     Member, Adelaide Festival           Media Group.
 Formerly Federal Director,          Centre Foundation.                                                       Formerly Teacher and Careers
 Liberal Party of Australia                                              William Guest                        Advisor; foundation Member,
 1975-1990.                          Formerly Managing Director,         Director since 2000.                 Women’s Electoral Lobby; former
                                     Y&R Melbourne; Managing                                                  Chairperson, The Australian
                                     Director, Clemenger Harvie          Director, Guests Furniture Hire;     Garden History Society.
 Vice Chairman                       Edge; Chairman, Advertising         Director, Threeways; Director,
 Peter Smedley                       Federation of Australia Board       Tailor Made Sofas; Director,
 Director since 2000.                (Victoria); Member, Strathcona      Property 4 Retail.                   Advisory Council
                                     Girls’ Grammar School Board.
 Chairman, OneSteel Ltd; Deputy                                          Former Director,                     Sir William Deane, AC KBE
 Chairman, Colonial Foundation;      John Borghetti                      Freedom Furniture Ltd.               Director, CARE Australia
 Director, The Australian Ballet;    Director since 2005.                                                     2001-2004; Chairman,
 Director, Australian Davos                                              The Hon. Barry Jones, AO             CARE Australia 2002-2004.
 Connection.                         Executive General Manager,          Director since 1992.
                                     Qantas; Director of Asia-based                                           Formerly Governor-General of
 Formerly Managing                   Qantas subsidiaries - Holiday       National Vice President,             Australia; Justice of the High
 Director and CEO Colonial Ltd       Tours and Travel, Tour East and     Australian Labor Party; Director,    Court of Australia; Justice of the
 and Mayne Group Ltd;                Jetabout Holidays; Director,        Burnet Institute; Chairman, Port     Supreme Court (NSW); Federal
 Chairman, State Bank NSW;           National Board of Australia         Arthur Historic Site Management      Court Judge.
 Deputy Chairman, Newcrest Ltd;      China Business Council.             Authority.
 Executive Director, Shell                                                                                    Sir Leslie Froggatt
 Australia; Director, Austen         Formerly Group General Manager,     Formerly Australian                  Director, CARE Australia
 and Butta.                          Australia Sales, Qantas;            Minister for Science; Member,        1989-2004; Vice Chairman,
                                     Executive General Manager,          Executive Board, UNESCO.             CARE Australia 1995-2001.
                                     Sales and Marketing, Qantas.
 Treasurer                                                               Jane Jose, CM                        Formerly Chairman and Chief
 Brian Jamieson                      Robert Every                        Director since 2004.                 Executive Officer, Shell Australia
 Director since 2001.                Director since 2003;                                                     Ltd; Chairman, Pacific Dunlop Ltd;
                                     resigned 24 February 2006.          Principal, Jane Jose Strategy and    Chairman, Ashton Mining Ltd;
 Non-executive Director, Oxiana                                          Communication; Director,             Chairman, BRL Hardy Ltd.
 Ltd; Non-executive Director,        Director, Iluka                     Adelaide Convention Centre;
 Sigma Pharmaceuticals               Resources Ltd.                      Alternate Member, Central            Alf Paton
 Ltd; Non-executive Director,                                            Sydney Planning Committee,           Director, CARE Australia
 Tattersalls Ltd; Non-executive      Formerly Managing Director and      City of Sydney; Member,              1994-2004.
 Director, HBOS Australia Pty Ltd;   Chief Executive Officer, OneSteel    Administrative Decisions
 Director, The Bionic Ear            Ltd; Chairman, Steel & Tube         Tribunal NSW; Centenary Medal.       Formerly Managing Director and
 Institute; Director, Veski;         Holdings Ltd; President,                                                 Chairman, Placer Pacific Ltd;
 Director, The Sir Robert Menzies    BHP Steel.                          Martin McKinnon                      Managing Director and Chairman,
 Memorial Foundation; Director,                                          Director since 2004.                 Kidston Gold Mines Ltd; President,
 Major Performing Arts Board.        Philip Flood, AO                                                         Australia Papua New Guinea
                                     Director since 2003.                Chief Executive Officer,              Business Council; Chairman,
 Formerly Chief Executive Officer,                                        BrandAdvantage; Director, Fine       Hill End Gold Ltd.
 KPMG Victoria; Chief Executive      Member, Asialink; Member,           Wines Direct; Director, Tarcombe
 Officer, Minter Ellison              Foreign Affairs Council.            Valley Pty Ltd; Director, Full
 Melbourne.                                                              Advantage Pty Ltd; Director,         Founding Chairman
                                     Formerly Secretary, Department      Hawthorn Football Club; Patron,
 Willoughby Bailey, AO               of Foreign Affairs and Trade;       Education Foundation.                of CARE Australia
 Director since 1992.                Director-General, AusAID; High
                                     Commissioner to the United          Formerly Head of Marketing,          Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, AC CH
                                     Kingdom; Ambassador to              Qantas.                              Chairman, CARE Australia
 Chairman, CRC for Coastal Zone;                                                                              1987-2001; President,
 Director, Blashki Holdings;         Indonesia; High Commissioner
                                     to Bangladesh.                                                           CARE International 1990-1995;
 Director, Geelong Community                                                                                  Vice President, CARE International
 Foundation.                                                                                                  1995-1999
 Formerly Deputy Chairman and                                                                                 Prime Minister of Australia
 Chief Executive Officer, ANZ                                                                                  1975-1983.
 Banking Group; Deputy
 Chairman, Coles Myer Ltd;
 Member, Economic Planning
 Advisory Council.                                                                                            Senior Executives
                                                                                                              During the year the total
                                                                                                              remuneration paid to senior
                                                                                                              executives was $689,764.
28     CARE Australia
       Annual Report 2006
Financial Report 2006
Independant audit report

To the members of CARE Australia

We have audited the condensed financial statements of CARE Australia comprising the attached Statement of
Financial Position, Statement of Financial Performance and Analysis of Operations for the year ended 30 June
2006 in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. The condensed financial statements have been derived
from the statutory financial statements of the company prepared in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001
and other mandatory professional reporting requirements for the year ended 30 June 2006.

We have audited the annual statutory financial statements referred to above in accordance with Australian
Auditing Standards, and in our report addressed to the members of the company we expressed an unqualified
opinion on those financial statements. The date our opinion was formed on those financial statements was
4 October 2006.

In our opinion the condensed financial statements of CARE Australia and additional information contained in the
accounting records of the company are consistent with the annual statutory financial statements referred to above
from which they are derived. For a better understanding of the scope of our audit this report should be read in
conjunction with our audit report on the annual statutory financial statements referred to above.



Ernst & Young

Canberra, 4 October 2006




Directors’ declaration

In accordance with a resolution of the directors of CARE Australia, we state that:

In the opinion of the directors:

(a) the financial statements and notes of the company and of the consolidated entity are in accordance with
    the Corporations Act 2001, including:
    (i) giving a true and fair view of the company’s and consolidated entity’s financial position as at 30
         June 2006 and of their performance for the year ended on that date; and
    (ii) complying with Accounting Standards and Corporations Regulations 2001;

(b) there are reasonable grounds to believe that the company will be able to pay its debts as and when they
    become due and payable;

(c)   the provisions of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 (New South Wales) and the regulations under
      the Act and the conditions attached to the authority have been complied with; and

(d) The internal controls exercised by the company are appropriate and effective in accounting for all income
    received and applied by the company from any of its fundraising appeals.

On behalf of the Board.




Brian Jamieson                                                Peter Smedley
Treasurer                                                     Vice Chairman

Melbourne, 4 October 2006
                                                                                                           CARE Australia
                                                                                                       Annual Report 2006   29
      Income Statement for the year ended 30 June 2006

                                                                                                    2006          2005
      REVENUE                                                                                           $             $
      Donations and gifts from                                                    Cash         18,736,066    21,853,139
      the Australian public                                                       In kind          53,044        87,307
      Legacies and bequests from the Australian public                                             75,179       191,529
      Total Revenue from Australian Public                                                    18,864,289    22,131,975


      Grants and Contracts
      ●
         AusAID                                                                   Cash        11,977,813    12,802,404
      ●
         Other Australian                                                         Cash            81,657       111,756
      ●
         Overseas
         Project grants from CARE International members                           Cash        15,509,661    19,609,411
         Project grants from multilateral agencies                                Cash         3,634,603     3,372,626
         Project grants from foreign governments                                  Cash         2,388,430     3,536,187
         and overseas-based organisations
      Investment Income                                                                         2,155,201       953,434
      Other Income                                                                                412,825       622,699
      TOTAL REVENUE                                                                           55,024,479    63,140,492

      EXPENSES
      Overseas projects (programme expenditures)
      ●
         Funds to overseas projects                                                           46,024,013    52,534,788
      ●
         Cost of raising project funds from                                                      228,298       213,884
         government and multilateral agencies
      ●
         Other project costs                                                                      828,851     1,095,640
      Total Overseas Projects                                                                 47,081,162    53,844,312
      Community education                                                                         832,634       709,679
      Fundraising costs – Australian public                                                     2,110,368     2,148,224
      Administration                                                                            2,300,792     2,015,037
      TOTAL EXPENSES                                                                          52,324,956    58,717,252
      Excess of Revenue over Expenses from Continuing Operations                               2,699,523     4,423,240


      This condensed financial information has been extracted from the statutory financial
      statements. It is consistent, in substance, with these statements notwithstanding the
      less technical language and content. The statutory financial statements have been
      audited and are available on request or for inspection at the registered office.




30   CARE Australia
     Annual Report 2006
Balance Sheet as of 30 June 2006

ASSETS                                                                    NOTE               2006           2005
Current Assets                                                                                   $              $
Cash and cash equivalents                                                   1           43,375,294     46,738,546
Prepayments                                                                                260,628        223,202
Receivables                                                                 2            2,410,094      2,623,561
Non-current Assets
Property, plant and equipment                                               3               569,214       597,893
Available for sale financial investments                                                     969,461             -
Other investments                                                           4                     1             1
TOTAL ASSETS                                                                            47,584,692    50,183,203

LIABILITIES
Current Liabilities
Trade and other payables                                                    5            1,765,907      2,231,861
Provisions                                                                  6            1,701,633      1,282,301
Unexpended project funds                                                                33,207,039     38,612,524
Other liabilities                                                                          224,423         67,453
Non-current Liabilities
Provisions                                                                  6                30,517        33,414
TOTAL LIABILITIES                                                                       36,929,519    42,227,553
NET ASSETS
EQUITY                                                                                  10,655,173      7,955,650
Funds available for future use                                                           10,128,812      7,549,334
Special Reserve                                                                             932,000        932,000
Exchange Fluctuation Reserve                                                              (405,639)      (525,684)
TOTAL EQUITY                                                                            10,655,173      7,955,650




Statement of Change in Equity for the year ended 30 June 2006

                                                                                              2006            2005
                                                                                                 $               $
Funds Available for Future Use
Opening balance                                                                           7,549,334      2,643,708
Excess of revenue over expenses                                                           2,699,523      4,432,240
Transfer (to)/from Exchange Fluctuation                                                   (120,045)        482,386
Reserve
Balance at 30 June 2006                                                                 10,128,812      7,549,334

Exchange Fluctuation Reserve
Opening balance                                                                           (525,684)      (43,298)
Transfer (to)/from funds available for future use                                           120,045     (482,386)
Balance at 30 June 2006                                                                  (405,639)     (525,684)


This condensed financial information has been extracted from the statutory financial
statements. It is consistent, in substance, with these statements notwithstanding the
less technical language and content. The statutory financial statements have been
audited and are available on request or for inspection at the registered office.




                                                                                                          CARE Australia
                                                                                                      Annual Report 2006   31
      Notes To and Forming Part of
      the Financial Statements – 30 June 2006

                                                                                             2006          2005
                                                                                                $             $
      Note 1              Cash and Cash Equivalents
                          Cash on hand                                                  269,430          317,896
                          Cash at bank                                               12,567,732       15,824,207
                          Cash on deposit                                            30,211,510       30,299,911
                          International revolving fund                                  326,622          296,532
                                                                                    43,375,294       46,738,546

      Note 2              Receivables
                          Debtors                                                     1,096,978          921,468
                          CARE International members                                    301,591          550,951
                          Amounts owing by project donors                             1,010,317        1,149,934
                          Wholly owned entity                                             1,208            1,208
                                                                                     2,410,094        2,623,561

      Note 3              Property, Plant and Equipment
                          Total property, plant and equipment – cost                  1,987,935        1,859,982
                          Accumulated depreciation and amortisation                 (1,418,721)      (1,262,089)
                                                                                       569,214          597,893

      Note 4              Investments
                          Share in subsidiary – at cost                                         1              1

      Note 5              Payables
                          Trade creditors                                               469,791          245,512
                          Accruals                                                       69,000           63,140
                          Other creditors                                               575,309          952,992
                          CARE International members                                    470,115          811,243
                          Accrued salary and contract payments                          181,692          158,974
                                                                                     1,765,907        2,231,861

      Note 6              Provisions
                          CURRENT
                          Employee benefits                                            1,397,357        1,105,101
                          Other                                                         304,276          177,200
                                                                                     1,701,633        1,282,301

                          NON-CURRENT
                          Employee benefits                                                 30,517        33,414



      Note 7              Table of Cash Movements for Designated (Restricted) Purposes

      Cash                           Cash Available at        Donations and                Amount    Available at
      Movements                      Beginning of Year       Grants Received             Disbursed   End of Year

      Southern Asia                          26,749,953                2,252,949     11,768,821       17,234,081
      (Tsunami) Appeal

      Total for other purposes               10,712,637           39,112,464         34,862,461       14,962,640

      Total                                 37,462,590           41,365,413         46,631,282       32,196,721



32   CARE Australia
     Annual Report 2006
 Analysis of Operations
 for the year ended 30 June 2006

                                                                         2006    2005
                                                                          %       %

 Total costs of fundraising, community education and administration /     9        8
     Total income


 Overseas projects (programme expenditure) / Total income                 86      85

 Increase (decrease) in funds available for future CARE programming /     5        7
     Total income

 Total                                                                   100     100




Information (Charitable Fundraising Act 1991 NSW)
 Fundraising Activities Conducted

 Direct Mail
 Major Gifts Programme
 Corporate Gifts
 Bequest Programme
 Special Events
 Media Awareness
 Community Service Announcements


 Comparison by Percentage                                                2006    2005
                                                                          %       %

 Total cost of services (overseas projects plus community education) /    95      96
     Total expenditure minus fundraising

 Total cost of services (overseas projects plus community education) /    91      89
     Total income minus fundrasing

 Total cost of fundraising/revenue from the Australian public             11      10

 Net surplus from fundraising/revenue from the Australian public          89      90




                                                                                    CARE Australia
                                                                                Annual Report 2006   33
     A commitment to CARE
     Robert Yallop                           Mey Saramy
     Principle Executive of                  Administration and
     Overseas Operations, Australia          Finance Manager, Cambodia

     I am responsible for CARE               In 1975, when I was nine, I
     Australia’s programmes                  was separated from the rest of
     internationally and our Country         my family by the Khmer Rouge
     Offices overseas. Prior to taking        and lived alone for three years
     up this role in the Canberra office      and eight months. Having to live
     10 years ago, I worked in the field      alone at such a young age has
     as the Country Director of Iraq,        made me strong.
     then the Regional Director of
     CARE Australia’s operations in the      I started working with CARE in
     Middle East.                            Cambodia 14 years ago when there
                                             were only eight staff – there are    Michael Bond
     Over my 15 years with CARE I            now 315. As Administration and       CARE Australia volunteer
     have seen time and again how            Finance Manager with 10 staff, my
     marginalised and vulnerable             job is to ensure that the financial   I’m a great believer in the adage,
     people have made remarkable             accounts for around 30 projects      ‘Live simply, so that all may
     changes – once given an                 are managed well. I’m also
                                                                                  simply live’.
     opportunity to be able to               responsible for ensuring the
     participate in their own                field staff have the accounting
                                             resources they need and my role      Over the years I’ve travelled
     development. I have also seen
     the enormous difference CARE’s          of maintaining staff safety at all   extensively throughout Asia and
     projects and activities can make,       times is equally important. I am     Eastern Europe, where daily life
     not just to individuals, but on         CARE Cambodia’s representative       is a struggle for many and abject
     a broader scale. I’ve seen CARE         on the NGO forum in Cambodia –       poverty abounds. It never ceases
     Australia literally save lives by       a group that advocates for           to amaze me how happy people
     providing health care, water,           gender, land, environment            appear despite having nothing in
     food and other essential items as       and development issues.              the way of material possessions.
     part of our emergency response.                                              By contrast, it seems abhorrent
     It is a privilege to work with          CARE has a great reputation in       that we hanker for a new BMW or
     staff of so many nationalities          Cambodia and that makes me           Mercedes when there are people
     in Australia and our Country            feel very good about my work.        in the world wanting for a simple
     Offices and to experience the            I’m proud of the programmes          meal or clean water.
     high level of professionalism,          and the real benefit they provide
     commitment and compassion               to the most vulnerable people        I hope by volunteering for CARE I
     they bring to their work.               in Cambodian society.                can somehow begin to redress that
                                             On a personal and professional       imbalance and help improve the
     Outside CARE, I am part of the          level, one day I would like to       living standards for all the world’s
     national leadership group of the        secure a position outside            people. While I realise it would
     White Ribbon Campaign for the           Cambodia to show the                 be impossible for everyone in the
     Elimination of Violence Against         international community              world to live the same lifestyle,
     Women. I am also kept busy in my        that Cambodia has the natural
                                                                                  people should at least be able to
     role as a father. I would like to see   talent to make a difference
     a day where my children live in an      abroad. Being a Cambodian            rely upon eating regularly, having
     equitable world.                        woman, achieving this                clean water, shelter and a basic
                                             goal would be of even                education.
                                             greater significance.
                                                                                  I also value the feeling of
                                                                                  community within CARE’s
                                                                                  office environment.




34     CARE Australia
       Annual Report 2006
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  The CARE family                              Braddon ACT 2612
                                               Phone: (02) 6279 0200              Email
  Fast facts                                   Fax: (02) 6257 1938                info@careaustralia.org.au
  About CARE
  Cambodia                                     MELBOURNE OFFICE                   Web
                                               48 Dover Street                    www.careaustralia.org.au
  Jordan                                       Cremorne VIC 3121
  Laos                                         Phone: (03) 9421 5572              Solicitors
  Myanmar/Burma(                               Fax: (03) 9421 5593                Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  Vietnam
                                               SYDNEY OFFICE                      Bankers
  Yemen                                        c/ OneSteel Ltd                    National Australia Bank
  Kenya                                        Unit 8/43 Herbert St
  Timor-Leste                                  Artarmon NSW 2064                  Auditors

  Preparing for and responding Phone: (02) 8436 4388
                                                to emergencies
                                               Fax: (02) 9439 6824
                                                                                  Ernst & Young

  Our Board                                                                       Design
  Our partners                                                                    Marmalade Melbourne
  Special thanks
                                                                                  Printing
  Fundraising Committee                                                           Lithocraft
  CARE Young Executive Committee
  Volunteer story
  A commitment to CARE
  Fundraising highlights
Photography credits
  Overseas operations and programmes
  Financial report
Kim Johnston/CARE: front cover                               Rania Zubi/CARE: page 16
                                                             Georgina Cranston/CARE: page 20
  CARE’s guiding principles
Emma Phillips/CARE: pages 2, 3, 34 (top right)
Valenda Campbell/CARE: page 6                                Cathy Boyle/CARE: page 21
  Our logo pages 8, 22 (left and right), 34 (bottom
Josh Estey/CARE:                                             Hana Mijovic/CARE: page 22 (centre)
  Bequests
right), 36                                                   Nicole Cappello/CARE: page 23 (left)
Michelle Lettie/CARE: pages 10 (left), 11                     Loetitia Raymond/CARE: page 23 (centre)
Nami Nelson/CARE: page 10 (right)                             Evelyn Hockstein/CARE: page 23 (right)
Karina Coates/CARE: pages 12, 13                              Anne Heslop/CARE: page 25
Hoang Van/CARE: pages 14, 15                                  Jason Sangster/CARE: page 34 (bottom left)

				
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