Liberia: Community radio in Liberia
Mercy Corps is supporting community radio in Liberia. 75-80 thousand people tune in to learn the latest news and community events.
If only you could see how your support truly makes people feel...
It might look something like this video. I watched this today sitting at my desk at work — a colleague shared it on Twitter and I'm always a sucker for a funny video that is supposedly guaranteed to make me smile. I watched and it made my day. You should watch it, too!
United States: New York Action Center: Shop for Change Fair Trade Trunk Show
Like most New Yorkers, I LOVE to shop. Never mind baseball — snagging a bag of fantastic finds and super bargains is indeed our city’s favorite pastime.
Kyrgyzstan: You're going where?
A couple of weeks ago, I began informing my friends and family that I will be spending this summer interning out of Mercy Corps’ Kyrgyzstan office. Apart from the "Borat" jokes (wrong country, folks), general responses have included:
Haiti: Photo of the Day: Haiti's Flag Day
May 18th is Flag Day in Haiti, a national holiday commemorating the day in 1803 when Haitians chose their flag.
Haiti: Working to address Haitians' basic needs
The camps. Today, when you hear about Haiti, the camps are probably among the first images that come to mind. For many of us, they have become the central symbol of loss and suffering in this country. Unfortunately for hundreds of thousands in Port-au-Prince, the camps are also home.
Colombia: Video: Traveling in the Chocó
Boats, horses, motorcycles ... and lots of mud. Watch how Mercy Corps staff travel in the rugged and remote Darién region of Colombia.
Colombia: Video: Empowering displaced women in Putumayo
Part of our assistance to newly displaced families in Colombia's Putumayo department includes skills training so they can earn a living. Here, women learn how to make handbags that can fetch a good price locally.
Haiti: Helping teachers and kids recover in Port-au-Prince
In the car with Sandrine and Magdala, two of our talented trainers in Comfort for Kids, our program designed to teach adults ways to help address the post-earthquake psychosocial needs of children. We’re on our way to the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
Give them back their names
I came home yesterday to find a plastic bag and a flyer hanging from my front door. After going inside the house, I unfolded the flyer to see what it was all about. The thing I noticed first on the piece of paper was a black-and-white photograph depicting three skeletal African children.