Guatemala: After the storm: Assessing post-Agatha needs in Guatemala June 1, 2010
Mercy Corps’ team in Guatemala is assessing the damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Agatha over the weekend.
Haiti: The art of youth development June 1, 2010
I came to Haiti as someone who believes in seeing challenges — such as a conflict or natural disaster — as opportunities to identify and leverage large-scale social transformation.
Haiti: Encouraging small business in Haiti June 1, 2010
Although I've sort of always known that one day I would come to work in Haiti, January 12 made me realize that the time was now.
Who do you remember on Memorial Day? May 31, 2010
After 10 years outside of the United States, I don’t often think about U.S. holidays — to me “Labor Day” is May 1st — but occasionally I get reminders of holidays from friends and family. Such as the occasional reminder of “Happy Birthday” or the more common “You forgot my birthday.”
Kyrgyzstan: Oh where have you been, my blue eyed son? May 28, 2010
Name that tune!
Indonesia: Video: MBAs in action May 28, 2010
It’s midnight in the slums of Jakarta. Four intrepid Ivy League co-eds, armed only with a video camera, tiptoe down a dark alley towards a door cracked open just enough to reveal the orange glow of a light within…
Creative fundraising, part two May 28, 2010
The dust from Haiti's mega-quake had barely settled when I got a call from actor Billy Baldwin* as I drove to the Seattle Mercy Corps office.
Mongolia: Mongol Ralliers and Mercy Corps interviewed on New Day Northwest! May 28, 2010
On Wednesday I had the great privilege of representing my team, Baatar Hero — along with Christine from team Just A Steppe Away and
Haiti: In the lakou, under a mango tree May 27, 2010
Outside of the town of Mirebalais, in Haiti's Central Plateau, we visit the small community of Sarazin. We are here to do a community mobilization — the first step in engaging a community in a cash-for-work project.
Helping Haiti — every little bit makes a difference May 26, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 was an average day — or so I thought. As I sat drinking my afternoon coffee, a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, more than three thousand miles away from where I was in Washington state.