CARE is an international humanitarian agency that aims to overcome global poverty. The organization especially focuses on poor women because of their potential to help families and communities out of poverty. Currently, the organization works in 90 countries around the world to support over 880 poverty-fighting development and emergency projects. One of the root causes of poverty is women and girls' lack of control over their lives. But once empowered by education, economic opportunity or choice, a woman can be a catalyst for positive change in her community. For the 57 million children — most of them girls — out of school worldwide, an education can mean the difference between life and death. Early marriage, child labor and poor educational quality are just some of the barriers CARE fights to help children go to school.