In 2009, USA was the biggest recipient of Obama's personal charitable donation. It was recorded that President and first lady presented $855,323 in federal taxes for 2008 on an adjusted gross income of $2.66 million.
“At this time when Obamas are visiting India, we thank them for their personal generosity to CARE. It sets a standard which inspires others to make similar contribution leading to a wave of support to fight poverty, exclusion and suffering. We value President Obama"s leadership by example and we wish him a very successful visit. We hope that the visit will be instrumental in bringing even bigger changes in the lives of the poorest of the poor people with whom CARE works", says Dr. Muhammad Musa, Chief Executive Officer, CARE India.
Spreading awareness on HIV and AIDS prevention and cure, CARE has been reducing the vulnerabilities to amongst populations migrating from Bangladesh and Nepal to India for work.
Reports said that most of the victims were migrant labourers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and even Nepal, who work as security guards, cooks or helpers in small hotels and women who work as domestic help in the neighbouring areas were vulnerable to sexual harassment.