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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...

Spontaneous joy in Adigrat

March 14, 2013
In December, I had the privilege of visiting Pact’s Ethiopia office where I met several of our women’s savings and lending groups. One visit to Adigrat, close to the Eritrean border, has stayed in...

Pact and LIFT partners lend to Myanmar poor

January 8, 2013
Five Myanmar-based civil society organizations will soon begin lending more than US$3 million to farmers and women in rural and isolated communities, thanks to training and counsel from Pact Global...

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