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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...

Learning to save money a stepping stone to women's empowerment

December 31, 2013
Founding member of Pact-sponsored savings group goes on to shape Nepal’s national politics as a member of parliament

Breaking the chain: Child mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 6, 2013
Children as young as 7 years old work eight or more hours a day in the artisanal and small-scale mines that dot the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is one of the worst forms...

SEA Change synthesis report

October 25, 2013
Climate change represents one of the most formidable and real challenges facing the globe.

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