Despite its great success, the program took its toll on Borges as a photographer. "I just poured all my energy into it," he says. "All I was doing was being an administrator and a fundraiser. I didn't shoot for four years. I knew I had to start a photo project or else I'd go crazy." The catalyst for that change was provided by a serendipitous call from CARE, the relief agency that gave the world the "care package," to ask Borges if he would work with them. "I learned that CARE had really become a development agency, and that the cornerstone of its work is the empowerment of women," he says. The agency's new mission meshed perfectly with the unrealized project that Transito had inspired years before. Borges went on to photograph, on location in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Guatemala, and other parts of the developing world, many of the indigenous women involved in the community improvement programs CARE had established. "The way CARE works is ingenious," he says. "They don't bring in outsiders to do this work. They hire locals."