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Colombia: Planting trees in Soacha
Soacha is poor but full of pride. We're helping residents beautify their community by planting trees and caring for them. It's one step toward turning a barren field into an active park for children and their parents.
Colombia: Fighting sex trafficking in Colombia's tourist jewel
Night has fallen in Cartagena, Colombia, and children are for sale.
Uganda: Truly, skills for employment and skills for life
A few weeks ago, I was honored to serve as the Chief Judge at an interschool debate on HIV/AIDS prevention. Under a perfect blue Ugandan sky, youth from two neighboring schools prepared to deliver remarks on the importance of abstinence, safe sex, delayed marriage and healthy life choices.
Zimbabwe: My introduction
Niger: My introduction
My name is Haoua Sidibé, a political scientist with a special concern for women and development. I worked with national non-govermental organizations (NGOs) from 1999 to 2005. Then I was recruited to an international NGO during the terrible food crisis in Niger.
Colombia: I've fallen in love
I have fallen in love … with Colombia. Our team arrived six days ago and over the last few days I have gathered a number of observations and, more importantly, have learned that inspiration often comes in small packages.
Ethiopia: Celebrating a new home
Just three months ago, Temam Khiyar was homeless. He lived with his wife and their four children in a lean-to constructed of wooden poles and scrap cloth on the hard red clay of a vacant lot. Not any more.
As we all know, today is the Eid feast marking the end of Ramadhan 1431. In solidarity with the many Mercy Corps team members of the Muslim faith and in recognition of the many Muslim countries in which we work, I would like to offer an Eid prayer for peace, prosperity and justice for all.
The best job in the world
I have the best job in the world. How many people can say they get paid to travel around the world and make photographs? How many people can say they get to do what they love? I am one of the few. I am a photographer for non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Ethiopia: Standing her ground and springing back
In many places around the world, drought withers lawns. In Ethiopia, drought withers lives. "When I was young, I was beautiful," says 50-year-old Zesino Mohamed Shiro. "But years of drought and not having enough to eat makes you old."