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At-risk kids in our afterschool program in Bogotá, Colombia greet visitors to their classroom.
Afghanistan: From our photo library
This photograph is from Afghanistan in 2008. The woman’s hurried gait is exaggerated by the camera’s motion and I can’t help but wonder what’s on her mind and where she’s going with such purpose and concentration.
Creative fundraising, part three
Three cheers for volunteers! I believe in 'em! My four years as a volunteer with a faith-based, international non-governmental organization introduced me to the world and laid the foundations for launching Mercy Corps.
"Now I know what to do if it happens again"
It’s been a marathon of logistics and preparations, but we are now bringing our tailored-for-Chile version of Mercy Corps workshops to some 800 boys and girls in the towns of Talcahuano, Penco, Coronel, Hualpén, San Pedro de la Paz
Central African Republic: Taking a step forward to protect women's rights
Our women’s legal support project is beginning after the baseline study that we completed on women’s rights violations showed the extent of violence that women across the country face.
Haiti: Our earthquake work in Haiti
Mercy Corps continues to provide emergency relief to families living in camps in Port-au-Prince, including water, sanitation, psychosocial support and temporary income through cash-for-work.
Indonesia: A heart work journey
Four and a half years ago today, I started my journey of the heart work. Yes, a heart work, because this work was really special to me.
Guatemala: After the storm: Assessing post-Agatha needs in Guatemala
Mercy Corps’ team in Guatemala is assessing the damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Agatha over the weekend.
Haiti: The art of youth development
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.
Who do you remember on Memorial Day?
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.”