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August 19, 2014

Hope in a forgotten crisis

Three years ago, millions of people in southern Sudan celebrated as their resounding vote for full independence from Sudan became reality. Since December 2013, South Sudan has been seized by conflict. Almost 1.3 million people have been displaced and around 4 million people face a humanitarian crisis, particularly women and young children.  

Niyas in Ukrain
August 11, 2014

Helping a champion bodybuilder realize his dream

Last year, Niyas Izmaylov raised as much money in two days online as he had amassed over two months soliciting friends. His story—the story of a champion bodybuilder with cerebral palsy who wanted to build a gym—moved thousands of Ukrainians to donate.

miner, Burundi, Pact, ITSCI, conflict-free, Africa
July 16, 2014

Improving mineral sourcing in Burundi

In May 2014, Burundi became the third country in the African Great Lakes Region to implement the internationally accepted iTSCi due diligence and mineral traceability system. iTSCi will be expanded to cover the country’s production and trade of tin, tantalum, and tungsten (often referred to as the ‘3Ts’). It is an important milestone for ‘conflict...

Ma Lin Lin
July 9, 2014

Empowering women entrepreneurs: Lin Lin’s story

Imagine making $4 per day. Now imagine that money has to support a family of six. For Lin Lin, a 30-year-old wife and mother in Myanmar, that was her reality. In the Coca-Cola-produced video, “Every Bottle Has a Story: Meet Ma Lin Lin from Myanmar,” Lin Lin tells her story of working in the rock mines near her village in central Myanmar. Through a...

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June 27, 2014

Lou Mitchell: A true icon in the field of development

“Lou Mitchell was a true icon in the field of development. He physically and mentally towered above his colleagues as a thought leader who pushed the margins, asked difficult questions, searched for new paradigms and moved agendas. His heart, mind and soul were in perfect harmony in his commitment to make the world a better place for all. His...

June 11, 2014

Empowering caregivers in Lesotho

Mathuso Mokoenya, a 32-year-old mother of four in Lesotho, struggled to provide for her family after her husband left in search of work in South Africa. Although she worked at a local hair salon in the nearby market, sometimes she went for months without getting paid. Mathuso struggled to feed, clothe and educate her children. Today, she is able...

June 3, 2014

New partnership in Myanmar a model for development

Pact, USAID and Chevron/Unocal recently signed a landmark Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement that acknowledges the shared commitment of the signing partners to support integrated health and livelihoods programming in Myanmar. The agreement launches the second phase of the $3 million, three-year Chevron/Unocal-funded Sustainable Health...

May 2, 2014

Pact leaders attend biannual conference SABR

  Pact country directors from around the world are convening in Istanbul, Turkey, next week at a Global Forum to discuss the state of Pact’s development work and exchange information to help Pact serve more people in poverty. About 30 country directors and managers — from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa to Nepal in Asia to Colombia in...

May 2, 2014

'Somos Tesoro' initiative launched in Colombia

This week, Pact launched a $9 million initiative to fight child labor in mines in Colombia. With funding from the U.S. Department of Labor and the support three local partners, “Somos Tesoro” — Spanish for “We are Treasure” — plans to benefit more than 5,000 children, workers and their families in mining areas in the regions of Boyacá and...

April 2, 2014

Improving the well-being of highly vulnerable children in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the countries severely affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa. The HIV/AIDS epidemic is more widespread in cities and towns than in rural areas. Sources estimate the number of orphans and vulnerable at 5 million; at least 10% of these children are vulnerable due to the impact of HIV and AIDS.

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