people with increased net income and savings in 2016

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.

U.S. Department of Labor, Pact to combat child labor, promote mine safety in Colombia

October 1, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that Pact will carry out a four-year, $9 million project to combat child labor in Colombia while also improving mine safety for adults.

The Coca-Cola Foundation awards $400,000 grant to Pact

August 13, 2013
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, has awarded Pact a $400,000 grant to help 2,400 women in impoverished communities in Vietnam take control of their...

President Obama's visit to Africa

June 27, 2013
U.S. President Obama may be visiting Tanzania next Monday for his first time while in office, but his administration has already been here more than three years, working with Pact to help Tanzania’s...

Union minister visits USAID project site

June 10, 2013
Pact Myanmar hosted a visit by H.E. Dr. Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, Union Minister of Social Welfare, to Kan Taw village in Pakokku Township. The visit marked the first for a cabinet-level official to a...
Young woman in Myanmar

New video: Chevron + Pact empowering communities

June 5, 2013
In 2003 in Myanmar, one of the poorest nations on the planet, Chevron and Pact made the impractical decision to go to work in partnership to do the right thing: Help impoverished villages build their...

The virtues of microlending

April 19, 2013
A recent Washington Post story ("Microsavings Programs Build Wealth, Pennies at a Time," March 15, 2013) extols the virtues of regular savings to help the “poorest of the poor” lift themselves out of...