All stories about citizen involvement
Kenya: Shaping the future November 11, 2010
In pursuit of a mentor or a role model, most people aren’t always fortunate enough to have someone who can serve as both.
Afghanistan: Better than meeting Springsteen November 11, 2010
Some people are thrilled to meet rock stars or celebrities. I, on the other hand, get really excited about meeting grape growers.
Zimbabwe: Helping children live with HIV through Good Hope November 2, 2010
Taking care of children living with HIV, or those who have lost parents to HIV/AIDS, can wear a guardian down. Clinic visits never seem to end. There is never enough food to fill everyone’s bellies. And money on hand never seems to cover all the transportation and medical costs.
Colombia: VIDEO: What "community-led" looks like November 1, 2010
Every year thousands of families in Colombia are displaced from their homes and communities due to violence. They form resettlement camps where they can, often in undesirable locations due to lack of options.
Indonesia: November for the better October 31, 2010
October was a busy month for Mercy Corps and for the people of West Sumatra.
Haiti: Getting the word out on cholera October 29, 2010
For the last two days I've been out with Mercy Corps' Haiti team, which has been visiting communities in both Port-au-Prince and the Center Department to ensure they have the information they need about cholera: how to prevent it and treat it.
Tajikistan: In Central Asia's hidden treasure October 26, 2010
As a Desk Officer going on a field visit for the very first time, I could not have asked for a better place to visit than Tajikistan. I’ve come to think of it as a lost and/or hidden treasure in the middle of Central Asia.
India: One in ninety-eight October 21, 2010
Ninety-eight. That's the number of kids in Rajan Tiru's class. He's in class nine — the equivalent of ninth grade in the U.S. Next year he'll be in class 10 and will need to pass a big exam so he can continue his studies.
Indonesia: Thinking out of the box on World Food Day October 18, 2010
Over the weekend, children in the Yayasan Darma Indonesia orphanage were cheered up by the visit of Global Citizen Corps (GCC) leaders and volunteers.
Indonesia: Normally I don’t like children. But today I had no choice! October 15, 2010
As most of my colleagues will tell you, generally I’m not keen on kids. But today, celebrating Global Handwashing Day with more than 1,500 mothers and children in West Jakarta, I had to get over that pretty quickly.