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In Mandera Triangle, women leaders stem violent extremism among youth

The shared border areas of Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, also known as the Mandera Triangle, have experienced armed conflict, extremist violence and political instability for years.

In South Africa, with Pact’s support, drop-in centers offer testing and a safe space for children vulnerable to HIV

Bringing her children to the Wellness Day at the Hluvhukani Drop-in Center, located in the rural community of Steenbok, South Africa, was not an easy choice for Martha Khoza. Her oldest daughter has tuberculosis, just like her husband did before he passed away from the disease a few years...

Murule and Marehan elders take part in a trust-building dialogue.

With trust-building dialogues, East African clans make peace

For many years, the Marehan and Murule clans in East Africa’s Mandera Triangle have lived in conflict. They share social and natural resources across the borders separating Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya – often the cause of disagreements. The Murule community blames the Marehan community...

In her own words: A former child miner in DRC makes a new start

Since 2003, Pact has worked to improve the lives of artisanal and small-scale miners through its Mines to Markets program. This includes efforts to end child labor in mining, from Colombia to the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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After an HIV peer mentor changes his life, a fisherman in Malawi pays it forward

By Maggie Makawa and Mercy Phiri Fishermen are more likely to respond positively to information when it comes from their peers. This is why the Fisheries Integration of Societies and Habitats project, or FISH, uses peer mentors to increase HIV testing and treatment among fishermen in...

A goat herder touched by violence in East Africa becomes a peace ambassador

By Abdullahi M. Ahmed Peyo was born 22 years ago in Kibish, a small town near where the borders of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan meet. As a boy, he herded goats, later attending primary school in Turkana, where he'd run barefoot across plains of thick grass.  

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A fish processor in Malawi protects the environment, one stove at a time

By Goodwell Thunga Necessity breeds invention, as the saying goes. This was exactly the case for Vincent Sande, a soft-spoken man who owns a self-built fish processing facility beneath a makeshift shade structure at Chiphole Beach, on the banks of Lake Malawi. Vincent’s site is one of the...

Kozo Girls, a Pact pilot that provides reusable pads & economic opportunities in Zambia, comes into its own

‘Kozo Girls’ provides reusable pads and economic opportunities for young women in Zambia. What began as a Pact pilot supported by USAID is blossoming into an independent social enterprise.

From herbal medicine to antiretrovial therapy: An HIV-positive mother and baby get the care they need

By Lena Renju and Suleiman Masudi Fazila, a 31-year-old mother from Masasi, Tanzania, was pregnant with her fourth child when she learned she was HIV-positive. The revelation was almost too much for her to bear. She made sense of it the best way she knew how: She blamed her diagnosis on...

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...

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