people with increased net income and savings in 2016

Niyas in Ukrain

Helping a champion bodybuilder realize his dream

August 11, 2014
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...

Improved mining practices betters lives and incomes of local artisanal miners

July 25, 2014
Four years after the introduction of new rules for the regulation of tin, tantalum, and tungsten mineral supply chains from Central Africa, nearly 700 mines in the Great Lakes Region of Africa are...
miner, Burundi, Pact, ITSCI, conflict-free, Africa

Improving mineral sourcing in Burundi

July 16, 2014
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...
Ma Lin Lin

Empowering women entrepreneurs: Lin Lin’s story

July 9, 2014
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...

Empowering caregivers in Lesotho

June 11, 2014
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...

UNDP transfers microfinance funds, assets to Pact

June 4, 2014
In 1997 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began the “Sustainable Microfinance to Improve the Livelihoods of the Poor” – the pioneer microfinance project in Myanmar. After 17 years of...

New partnership in Myanmar a model for development

June 3, 2014
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...

USAID, Chevron, Pact ink Myanmar partnership

May 28, 2014
A pivotal Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement was signed today at an official ceremony in Yangon between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Chevron/Unocal Myanmar...

'Somos Tesoro' initiative launched in Colombia

May 2, 2014
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” —...

Improving the well-being of highly vulnerable children in Ethiopia

April 2, 2014
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...