Christine de Guzman
senior program manager
How to strengthen your capacity and change your community: The story of the Women's Hub in Ukraine
May 11, 2023
The Women's Hub, a partner of the Women of Ukraine project, has strengthened its organizational capacity to become an entity to be reckoned with by local authorities and other stakeholders in...
Despite war, Pact and its partners in Ukraine deliver critical HIV services
April 26, 2023
When Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Olha Belkova and her colleagues were busy doing what they’d been doing for years – providing HIV services to people who needed them most in Mariupol and...
A mother in Ukraine finds strength, income with support from Pact's WINGS project
April 20, 2023
In June 2022, when Kateryna Hilinich first met with a WINGS project coordinator, she felt desolate and devastated. Six months of war, the shelling of her native city of Bila Tserkva, difficulties...
Larysa’s story: With Pact’s support, a transportation business in Ukraine succeeds
March 23, 2023
In Larysa Karpova’s suburban town in Ukraine, residents desperately needed reliable transportation to the city. Karpova and her family started a transportation business to help their neighbors, but...
As war rages in Ukraine, women entrepreneurs find strength, hope in business
March 1, 2023
For Natalia Chukhil, sewing children’s toys has long been a way to cope amid war and instability. When Russia invaded eastern Ukraine in 2014, Chukhil was forced to leave her home in Donetsk. To take...
Podcast: Crisis leadership skills during war: Pact's Alyona Gerasimova in Ukraine
November 22, 2022
In this episode, of NGO Soul + Strategy, Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken interviews Alyona Gerasimova, the Country Director for Pact in Ukraine.
In Ukraine, HIV service monitors deliver critical data to improve care amid war
November 15, 2022
Interviews in one city revealed that almost no information was available about PrEP, a medication for HIV prevention. In another city, informants told of long wait lists and limited information...
Three key ways to fight the HIV crisis in Ukraine
September 26, 2022
Despite Ukraine’s severe displacement crisis after almost seven months of war and significant damage and losses caused by the hostilities, collaboration between Ukrainian and international partners,...
HIV in Ukraine: Achievements, challenges and a new action plan
September 20, 2022
Eighty-three representatives of NGOs, community organizations, Ukrainian government, donors and international organizations have developed a joint resolution detailing achievements, challenges,...