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Ahlin Yaung: Lighting a path to prosperity and development

U Kyaw Htay, a villager in Myanmar’s Myeik township, Tanintharyi Region, used to only do business when the sun was up. With his wife, he runs a small café shop that caters to his neighbors in Ashae Taung village. No one wants to visit a dark café, though. So before U Kyaw Htay gained...

From hard beginnings, a youth peace initiative in Kenya thrives with Pact and USAID support

Noor Daher Ali, an ethnic Kenyan Somali, knows well the lure of Al-Shabaab. He grew up poor in this coastal town, where unemployment, poverty and illiteracy make young people vulnerable to radicalization and a life of crime. When Al-Shabaab makes false promises of financial rewards and...

'Peace has brought back our income': A Pact partner builds stability in a volatile African border region

There was a time when the Turkana people of South Omo, in northern Kenya, lived in so much fear and conflict that the region was essentially a no-go zone. “In the past, people did not stay in the place we are standing right now because of the rampant killings and stealing,” recalls Atok...

With support from Pact, a Zambian teen returns to school and stays HIV-free

Yvonne Mwanza is used to working with vulnerable young women. She does it every day. When she screened Lisa Simazembwe, 16, to join DREAMS, and learned that she had dropped out of school, Yvonne knew that she had to intervene.

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After dogged advocacy by Pact partner, Ukraine greenlights High Anti-Corruption Court

After Ukraine’s 2014 revolution, the country’s new government had a lot on its plate: the occupation of Crimea, the building of a new state and much-needed reforms. One reform – judiciary reform – was of particular importance to citizens. They expected it, viewing fair, transparent and...

Justin Mwaba, Mirriam Phiri Biemba and Daniel Chiofu at the Twapia Health Center.

In Zambia's Copperbelt, 'foot soldiers' in the fight against HIV make a difference for hard-to-reach groups

Mirriam Phiri Biemba, the head nurse at Twapia Health Center, has noticed that more people are coming to her clinic, including many who never used to cross the threshold.

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Men and women hard at work at a mine site in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

To stem child labor in mining, it takes a village

When was the last time you thought about the minerals inside your cell phone or laptop? Where did they come from? Who mined them?

With peer education and support, a truck driver in Zambia ensures he won't spread HIV

There was a time when Arthur Mbewe engaged in sexual relationships outside of his marriage. The 47-year-old admits it. As a long-distance lorry driver for a construction firm, he spends most of his time hauling building materials across Zambia, away from his wife and children in Kayosha,...

In Zambia, a traditional healer leads by example to stem the spread of HIV

Fifteen years ago, Chipo Chilala weighed just 18 kilos, although he was a grown man. He visited all of the traditional healers that he knew to see if they could help. None of them could.  "I finally went to the clinic and was diagnosed with HIV and TB," Chilala, a traditional healer...

For a father and son in Tanzania, a new view on parenting brings family happiness

There was a time when Ally Bakary Kangana didn’t think it was important to spend time with his son. “I also believed all decisions must be made by parents, especially fathers,” recalls the 52-year-old. It was simply how he was raised, Ally explains. His own upbringing was very patriarchal.

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