Responsible mining benefits communities in ways big and small. For one town in the DRC, Bihambwe, mining revenues paid for bridges so residents could safely cross two dangerous rivers.
Formalized small-scale mining provides a vital livelihood for people across Africa's Great Lakes region. Noel Nshimiyimana is one of them.
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Kelemie Getnet and Zewudnesh Nuri are both mothers of three school-aged children. Though they are separated by hundreds of miles, each faced the same challenge: how to give their kids a proper education and economic security.
With the country’s deforestation rate now estimated to be the fifth worst in the world, Pact is helping Cambodia to conserve its trees – for the good of the environment as well as for families who’ve long lived among them. Ly Pheak's is one such family.
Two years ago, Sophia Stevens stood on the dusty path at the edge of her pineapple garden proudly showing off her quarter-acre plot. Every day she would walk the steep path to the garden from her house atop the hill to tend to her pineapples and other fruits and vegetables that grow on...
Two decades after its founding, in a testament to the WORTH model’s sustainability, the Jyoti WORTH group in rural Nepal is still together, even though it’s been years since Pact’s assistance ended.
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.
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.
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