ABOUT JOIN MY VILLAGE

Established in 2009 by General Mills in partnership with the international humanitarian organization, CARE USA, Join My Village is a unique initiative that unites corporate philanthropy and public engagement to make real progress toward ending global poverty and hunger. To date, Join My Village has benefited more than five million people in Malawi and India. In April 2015, we expanded support to include projects in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Join My Village supports and features CARE’s work in highly impoverished communities which aims to expand access to education to include both girls and boys, and to provide training programs that improve livelihoods and enrich the broader community. We’re also educating communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to help promote sustainable farming and prevent child labor.

Leveraging the power of social media, Join My Village uses field updates and photos from team members on the ground to enable a growing global audience (now 600,000+ people) to follow the progress of individual girls, women and families and to better understand the issues and solutions on the ground. Join My Village’s coverage and support of CARE programs is made possible by our sponsors, General Mills and Cargill.

Girls’ education yields some of the highest returns of all global development investments, yielding both private and social benefits that accrue to individuals, families, and society at large.

The World Bank

ABOUT JOIN MY VILLAGE

Established in 2009 by General Mills in partnership with the international humanitarian organization, CARE USA, Join My Village is a unique initiative that unites corporate philanthropy and public engagement to make real progress toward ending global poverty and hunger. To date, Join My Village has benefited more than five million people in Malawi and India. In April 2015, we expanded support to include projects in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.

Join My Village supports and features CARE’s work in highly impoverished communities which aims to expand access to education to include both girls and boys, and to provide training programs that improve livelihoods and enrich the broader community. We’re also educating communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to help promote sustainable farming and prevent child labor.

Leveraging the power of social media, Join My Village uses field updates and photos from team members on the ground to enable a growing global audience (now 600,000+ people) to follow the progress of individual girls, women and families and to better understand the issues and solutions on the ground. Join My Village’s coverage and support of CARE programs is made possible by our sponsors, General Mills and Cargill.

Girls’ education yields some of the highest returns of all global development investments, yielding both private and social benefits that accrue to individuals, families, and society at large.

The World Bank

  • 5 Million
    lives positively impacted by Join My Village since 2009
  • 600,000+
    people now following Join My Village globally
  • 3,750
    General Mills employees have taken action to support these efforts
  • 60%
    of the world's working poor are women

Our sponsors

Join My Village is supported by compassionate organizations who share our mission. General Mills, Merck and CARE, along with individual donors, make this work possible.

The founding sponsor of Join My Village is General Mills. With a mission of Nourishing Lives, General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands includes Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2014 worldwide sales of $17.9 billion. To learn more, visit GeneralMills.com.

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and 150 years of experience. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Join my Village is one way that we are working to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers, their families and their communities, helping to ensure a thriving cocoa sector for generations to come. For more information, visit Cargill.com.