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projects where businesses and markets are a force for positive change in 2016

Hanging by a thread: Fighting child labor in Colombia

October 29, 2014
More than 5,000 children work in mining in Colombia. With our local partners, Pact is combating child labor in mining.

Empowering women in Vietnam

October 29, 2014
With support from Pact, women in Vietnam have access to the financial resources they need to support themselves and their families.

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...

'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” —...

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...

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...

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