Update #1 ·

Update on May 21, 2012

Dear Friends,

Thank you for watching our video on CARE's work to help children reach their 5th birthday and beyond, and taking the pledge to raise awareness about maternal and child health.

We'd like to share with you a story demonstrating the impact we can have when we band together on behalf of mothers and children everywhere.

Just a few years ago, we teamed up with USAID to implement the SHOUHARDO child nutrition program in Bangladesh. We empowered mothers to form women's groups to educate themselves and each other on how to keep their children healthy.

The results were shocking! In just less than four years, child stunting, a measure of the shortfall in a child's growth due to malnutrition, had fallen more than 28 percent among the more than 2 million program participants!

Imagine how many more lives we could save with the resources to implement comprehensive programs like SHOUHARDO all over the world to better help mothers protect the health and well-being of their children.

Thank you again for taking our pledge. Please take a moment now to share this important video with more of your friends so we can reach our goal of 9,000 pledges. Together, we're making change happen!

Sincerely,
CARE
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