Care International I

Kosovo, June 2005

CARE International has been working in the former Yugoslavia since 1993 and is one of the largest non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the region. They have established a strong reputation for multi-ethnic programming that supports individuals and communities in need – regardless of ethnic backgrounds, religious affiliations or national origin.

Their work in Kosovo was suspended during Nato’s bombing campaign in 1999 but during this time it ran several of the largest refugee camps in Macedonia and Albania. It now runs numerous multi ethnic projects throughout the region focusing on educational reform, women’s advocacy, and strengthening community dialogue.


  • Children stand by the sign for the Village of Dobraje, where Care completed a drinking water project. Kate Holt.
  • Tomo is 75 and is photographed here with his cow Belusha. Kate Holt.
  • A farmer helps another family with their hay collection as part of a cooperative farm project. Kate Holt.
  • A young girl drinks water in the village of Dobraje, Kosova. Kate Holt.
  • A young girl in the village of Dobraje, Kosova. The village has around 150 families. Kate Holt.
  • A young boy with his calf in the town of Zhiti, Kosova. His family's home was destroyed. Kate Holt.
  • A young boy draws a picture in a playgroup organized by the women's organization in Maxjunaj. Kate Holt.
  • Care Kosova Staff take part in a weekly football match in Pristina. Kate Holt.
  • A worker fixes in a roof in a reconstruction project funded by Care. Kate Holt.
  • Children play on swings in a village where Care supports local education projects near Zhiti, Kosova. Kate Holt.