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For fisher populations vulnerable to HIV, peer mentors make all the difference

Mason, a divorced, 48-year-old fisherman who was struggling to make a living because of his poor health, had never considered getting tested for HIV. Until he talked to Geofrey Taombe.

In Nepal, learning from mistakes means lasting roads, less environmental impact

Through a Pact-U.S. Forest Service partnership, Nepali engineers gain critical skills for building sustainable roads in unforgiving conditions.

Responsible tin offers better business than gold

Shabunda is the second largest territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province. With a reputation for its rich mineral deposits, the area is also locally believed to possess significant amounts of tin, tantalum and gold. Shabunda is also remote, leaving it vulnerable...

Dickson Boumono, a WORTH participant in Nigeria

With better financial footing, families able to make health gains in Nigeria

Dickson Boumono has her hands full with five children. Boumono and her family live in Southern Ijaw, an area in Bayelsa, one of Nigeria’s coastal states. To make ends meet, the 45-year-old mother sells palm oil. A year ago, the small amounts she was able to sell wasn’t enough. Boumono...

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In Ethiopia, forest communities' voices heard loud and clear

In 2010, during the USAID-funded Cultural Dialogue Initiative project, Pact’s Ethiopia team supported eight kebeles, or villages, to establish participatory forestry management frameworks, including signed agreements with local authorities, meant to help preserve local forests....

For Nepal’s pint-sized citizens, new kids’ taps deliver hydration, hygiene & fun

Kids are short, right? And they need water, just like grown-ups. So why are most water taps in Nepal built far above children’s reach?

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After earthquakes in Nepal, rebuilding better

With a unique model that puts post-disaster communities in charge of their own recovery, Nepalis are building much more than water systems.

Supply and demand: targeting providers and moms to improve kids' health in Nigeria

An integrated approach in Nigeria targets government and health care providers on one hand, and mothers and their children’s health on the other.

After tragedy, treatment and hope for an HIV-positive mother in Tanzania

Bi Mariam Masasi Willison had prepared to be a mom. Then she learned she was HIV-positive.

For women who mine gemstones in Tanzania, knowledge is economic power

Last year, as part of its Mines to Markets program, Pact launched a partnership with Gemological Institute of America to test a new rough gem guide. It's helping women miners improve their livelihoods.

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