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Indonesia: Be sincere to get more
Liberia: On market day in Gio Town, farmers learn a new way to extract palm oil
Wednesday is market day in Gio Town, a small village in Liberia’s Grand Bassa County. By mid-morning the stalls are crowded with vendors and shoppers.
Liberia: A sweet business: Cocoa brings new hope to Liberian farmers
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
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
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
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
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
“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.”
Dear donors, please don't do this — do this instead!
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.
In Rio, hot discussions about climate change and cities
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.