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Afghanistan: Lending a Hand and a Little Bit More
A long line of women extends down the staircase of the Ariana Financial Services Group (AFSG) office in Kabul. The women are eagerly waiting to collect their small business loans.
Kosovo: A level playing field: Peace-building through sport
Ongoing ethnic tensions often limit opportunities for interaction between Kosovo Albanian and Kosovo Serb youths.
Kosovo: Mercy Corps initiative builds multi-ethnic peace in Kosovo
Violent protests in Kosovo in mid-March highlighted the need for multi-ethnic collaboration to continue at the municipal and community level. Such cooperation is critical as that country’s citizens work to build connections between their villages and the government that serves them.
Guatemala: True Peace in Guatemala
Mercy Corps is working with local residents and organizations to resolve long-standing land disputes in central Guatemala.
Afghanistan: A Flame of Hope
As Khadija Naziry darts from vats of melting wax to a large tray of metal candle molds, her pronounced limp almost goes unnoticed. Her energy and passion mask the past decades of hardship she suffered living in Kabul through wars, violence and oppression.
Mercy Corps and NAFSA Team Up for Education
North Korea: Mercy Corps sends 100,000 apple tree rootstocks to North Korea
Mercy Corps' ongoing Apple Tree Project was launched in 2000 and has been recognized as a model program for sustainable agricultural development in that country.
Bam Earthquake: Reflections on a Tragedy
Why is it that in times of disasters and wars the sunsets are always so brilliant? As I drive out of Bam, I marvel at the full moon rising through the blood-red sunset. It is a welcome reminder of the hope for a better tomorrow.
North Korea: Mercy Corps plays role in helping improve US-North Korea relations
Mercy Corps' Co-Founder and Senior Vice President Ells Culver leaves for his 20th trip to North Korea this Saturday, May 22 as the leader of a 12-person delegation from the Pacific Northwest who are accompanying him on a special peace-building mission to North Korea and China.
Afghanistan: A Blooming Business in Kabul
Name: Ahmad Shah RahimiAge: 25 yearsLocation: District 10, Kabul (Afghanistan) With the fall of the Taliban regime over two years ago, Ahmad’s flower business has begun to bloom.