Manji Ephraim Rengshwat
ACHIEVE Nigeria project director
Q&A: How Pact is building sustainable energy access & productive energy use around the globe
September 27, 2022
Globally, more than 1 billion people lack access to reliable, affordable energy. This presents a significant roadblock to development. Pact is working to end energy poverty and build a future in...
New jewelry collection commits proceeds to Pact for Nigerian artisanal miners
May 26, 2022
NYINI Luxury, a leading brand management company focused on supporting women and minority-owned businesses, has joined forces with Lotanna Amina Okpukpara, founder of Mina Stones, to launch a new...
To empower clients in improving their own health services, Pact turns to community-led monitoring
April 20, 2022
Last year, Pact’s health programming reached nearly 2 million people. From Africa to Asia, we supported communities as they accessed better maternal and child health care, improved and expanded the...
Leveraging digital technology to build a healthier future for adolescent girls and young women
October 8, 2021
In celebration of International Day of the Girl on October 11, the ACHIEVE consortium is excited to join the global community in recognizing the work that is being done to advance gender equality and...
Pact-led ACHIEVE project adapts violence-prevention training for Covid-19
March 29, 2021
Nigeria has long faced a gender-based violence crisis, with 30 percent of women and girls aged 15-49 having experienced sexual abuse. The Covid-19 pandemic precipitated lockdowns, closed schools and...
Photo story: Suna
February 10, 2020
Rukaya lost three babies because they didn't breathe immediately after birth. Then came Suna, whose life was saved by a health worker trained in newborn resuscitation through the SAQIP project.
Photo story: Grief, hope and rise in Gombe
November 4, 2019
In Gombe, Nigeria, a Pact mothers group helped Rukayya Ahmed give her children the best care possible.
‘Had I known, I would have saved my babies’: A mother in Nigeria takes control of her family’s health
August 27, 2019
Like many women in Funakaye, in Nigeria’s Gombe State, Asabe Abubakar had never sought health care for herself or her babies during pregnancy. There is a cultural belief among some here that only...
Pact mothers group becomes a leader in community development
August 5, 2019
Gwani East ward is a hard-to-reach area in of Gombe State, in northeast Nigeria. People there have long struggled with poverty and lacked potable water and access to quality health services. The...
WORTH's impact: A mother of 11 becomes a thriving business owner
August 1, 2019
Ummi Yusuf has 11 children. Together, she and her husband, who she married when she was 18, worked hard to support them. Things changed for their family when he became ill and eventually paralyzed....