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March 2, 2016

For a young woman, a better life through entrepreneurship

It isn’t hard to find her in the center of a crowded market in Long Phu commune, Tam Binh district, Vinh Long province. Everyone here knows To Thi Thu Thao, a young woman who always has a shining smile on her face. To look at her, you’d never know the difficulty she has faced.

January 29, 2016

In Myanmar, empowering women is a calling

In the nine years that Phyu Phyu Theint has worked for Pact, she has seen a lot of change. 

January 7, 2016

Hatching hope: ducks and microfinance in Myanmar

Daw Mar Mar Swe is "mother duck" to a family of 72 who quickly and obediently follow the instructions of her quacks. Eight years ago, life changed for Daw Mar Mar Swe when she took her first loan from Pact, 70,000 kyats, enabling her to purchase her first duckling at a cost of 650 kyat.

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December 10, 2015

Helping vulnerable people exercise their voice, access their rights

"Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always." That’s the theme for this year’s Human Rights Day. At Pact, we believe all individuals are entitled to fair treatment under the law and protection from harm. That’s why, across Africa, Asia and Latin America, we help people understand and seize their rights. In South Sudan, the world’s newest country, more than...

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December 1, 2015

On World AIDS Day and every day, Pact is keeping its promise to end HIV

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day is Think Positive: Rethink HIV. At Pact, we see lots of reasons to be positive. In Nigeria’s Bayelsa state, more pregnant women are being tested for HIV and taking steps to protect their babies. In Ethiopia, children are learning the basics of good health and HIV prevention just as they are reading and math. In...

September 30, 2015

For a family in Madagascar, Pact scholarships make all the difference

In Manambaro, a remote, rural community near the southern tip of Madagascar, less than 1 percent of the population has had education past high school. Nearly three-quarters of people can’t read or write. Rodin, a 22-year-old high school student who grew up here, is an exception. With bright eyes and a broad smile, he’s one of the best students in...

September 17, 2015

Systemic change still far off, but ‘space is opening up’ for civil society improvements in Belarus, panel says

Although significant challenges remain, civil society improvements are taking place in Belarus, according to a panel of experts who spoke Sept. 1o in Washington, D.C. They described the changes as fragile but important, as many civic activities happening in the country today were unimaginable as recently as a few years ago.

August 17, 2015

World leaders pledge support for responsible growth in Mekong region

At a meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative in Malaysia this month, leaders from six nations agreed that as the region transforms, short-term growth must not come at the expense of long-term sustainability. The foreign ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – along with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry – pledged to work...

August 7, 2015

New video to highlight Pact-Chevron partnership against HIV

In Nigeria, almost 150 babies contract HIV everyday. With testing and education for mothers, Pact and Chevron are working to change that - to achieve an HIV-free generation.  Soon, Pact will debut a new video highlighting our PROMOT project. Check out this short trailer and check back soon for the full video!

August 4, 2015

Faces and voices of Colombia’s artisanal miners

They are men and women. They are old and young. One crushed stones to feed her family. One grew up watching miners sift for bits of gold almost too small to see, and now she advocates on behalf of such workers amid the arrival of mechanical grinders. 

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