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Amid Covid-19, economic resilience and poverty alleviation are more important than ever

May 8, 2020
Pact has been working to alleviate poverty for almost five decades. During this time, the world has seen significant progress. Over the past 40 years, the percentage of people living in extreme...

In Cambodia, as Covid-19 adds new burdens for young women entrepreneurs, Pact and USAID move support online

May 4, 2020
Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the young women entrepreneurs who Pact supports in Cambodia struggled to keep their businesses afloat. Sabine Joukes leads Pact’s Women’s Entrepreneurs Act...

Pact, U.S. Department of Labor announce new project in Colombian sugar and cut flower sectors

February 13, 2020
The only way that the surprise of flowers and candy on Valentine’s Day gets any sweeter is when they feel as good to give as they do to get. In a new $5 million, four-year project funded by the U.S....

WE Act and ANDE host Cambodia's first Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Learning and Sharing Forum

January 24, 2020
More than 100 people from 60 organizations in the Cambodian entrepreneurship ecosystem came together to learn from and share with each other.

Cobblestone paving in Zambia

January 22, 2020
  In Zambia, Pact is working with communities to boost local employment, economic growth and public infrastructure through responsible cobblestone paving. 

Quadrupling sales through reliable electricity access

December 12, 2019
Khin Cho Wint lives in a rural village in Myanmar with electricity access supplied through a decentralized mini-grid. She took an interest-free loan from Smart Power Myanmar’s Energy Impact Fund and...

Photo story: MYCulture

November 13, 2019
Promoting sustainable aquaculture in rural Myanmar

Changing lives though small grants in rural Myanmar

September 3, 2019
The LIFT Dry Zone Small Grant Fund for Civil Society is strengthening civil society organizations (CSOs) and livelihoods systems in nine rural townships across Myanmar’s Dry Zone, where communities...

Pact mothers group becomes a leader in community development

August 5, 2019
Gwani East ward is a hard-to-reach area in of Gombe State, in northeast Nigeria. People there have long struggled with poverty and lacked potable water and access to quality health services. The...

WORTH's impact: A mother of 11 becomes a thriving business owner

August 1, 2019
Ummi Yusuf has 11 children. Together, she and her husband, who she married when she was 18, worked hard to support them. Things changed for their family when he became ill and eventually paralyzed....

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