Shabunda is the second largest territory in the Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province. With a reputation for its rich mineral deposits, the area is also locally believed to possess significant amounts of tin, tantalum and gold. Shabunda is also remote, leaving it vulnerable...
Dickson Boumono has her hands full with five children. Boumono and her family live in Southern Ijaw, an area in Bayelsa, one of Nigeria’s coastal states. To make ends meet, the 45-year-old mother sells palm oil. A year ago, the small amounts she was able to sell wasn’t enough. Boumono...
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In 2010, during the USAID-funded Cultural Dialogue Initiative project, Pact’s Ethiopia team supported eight kebeles, or villages, to establish participatory forestry management frameworks, including signed agreements with local authorities, meant to help preserve local forests....
Kids are short, right? And they need water, just like grown-ups. So why are most water taps in Nepal built far above children’s reach?
With a unique model that puts post-disaster communities in charge of their own recovery, Nepalis are building much more than water systems.
An integrated approach in Nigeria targets government and health care providers on one hand, and mothers and their children’s health on the other.
Bi Mariam Masasi Willison had prepared to be a mom. Then she learned she was HIV-positive.
Last year, as part of its Mines to Markets program, Pact launched a partnership with Gemological Institute of America to test a new rough gem guide. It's helping women miners improve their livelihoods.
‘If people cannot eat, we will never succeed’: How integrated development is saving Liberia’s forests
With some of the richest biodiversity on the planet, Liberia's forests must be preserved. But for communities who depend on them for a living, the problem requires economic, systemic solutions.
Not long ago, Vera Dolo considered herself in need of charity. Now she's the one helping struggling families.
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