Liberia: A sweet business: Cocoa brings new hope to Liberian farmers March 31, 2010
Liberia is a lush tropical rainforest, just the right climate to grow cocoa beans. And before the country’s two civil wars, it did just that.
Haiti: Why we should give more March 31, 2010
Today in New York, donors will be asked to provide $11.5 billion to help Haiti recover from the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake. Since the U.S. government has already provided more than $700 million in assistance — a number that will likely rise — some might ask: Why should we give more?
Putting aside the climate change debate March 31, 2010
I can still remember being recruited by my friend, Reena, for the “Save the Earth Club” in high school. My first activity was helping out at a community garden and learning more about the importance of respecting the environment.
Thoughts as Mercy Corps Bosnia comes to a close March 31, 2010
As the Mercy Corps Bosnia and Herzegovina office closes today after 17 years, our feelings are mixed, of course. Sadness and nostalgia from one side, and pride and satisfaction on the other.
Indonesia: Kedai Balitaku provides employment March 31, 2010
Mrs. Anik joined Kedai Balitaku Aceh — Mercy Corps' Child Nutrition Program that helps vendors sell healthy foods to children — in December 2009.
Walking for water March 30, 2010
“If you visit American city You will find it very pretty Just two things of which you must beware, Don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air.”
Haiti: Hearts open everywhere March 26, 2010
I have been making Mercy Corps presentations to a variety of service organizations, schools, and churches since the earthquake in Haiti, but yesterday was unique. I had to purchase special clothing for this appointment!
Dear donors, please don't do this — do this instead! March 26, 2010
Dear donors, Every day my heart is touched by your overwhelming generosity and desire to help! Some of you go so far as to box up goods that you think might be useful, and send them to us here at our headquarters.
Make this election count for the world's poor March 26, 2010
The UK General Election will take place very soon, on May 6, 2010.
In Rio, hot discussions about climate change and cities March 25, 2010
Wow — the heat! It might be hard to believe, but the Indonesian delegation (no stranger to hot and humid climates) has been melting this week.