In her late 30s, Olha is a self-employed beginner potter. She dreamed up the idea of opening a pottery studio last year when she attended Studio of Opportunities, a livelihoods program for women affected by HIV.
Strengthened by Pact, Ukrainian civil society organizations played a critical part in the country's Euromaidan revolution. Now, Pact's partners are leading post-revolution reform efforts.
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No woman wants to pass HIV to her unborn child. Unoma, a farmworker in Nigeria's Bayelsa state who had little understanding of the disease, is no different.
When Queen Akongo was imprisoned for defending herself against a male attacker, a Pact legal aid clinic and friends she made through a Pact women’s coffee group came to her aid.
By growing the capacity of local organizations that are working for peace and stability, Pact is making a lasting difference in the world’s newest country.
In one of the most challenging corners of the world, Pact staffer Gatwech Chotlith does what’s needed to help residents of a civilian protection camp.
Nigisti Niguse dreams of a day when she’ll be able to earn a living closer to home and her daughter, rather than at a mountain-top gold mine. With Pact’s help, her options for supporting her family are widening.
“I’d never thought about planning my future and never had support from anybody. After a few successful steps with Pact, I felt my life slowly improving.”
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