All stories about job creation
Uganda: Grace’s seeds cultivate change in hungry communities May 28, 2014
We're helping people like Grace learn how to grow more crops, feed their families and work together to rebuild their lives after two decades of conflict.
Afghanistan: Women breaking down barriers in southern Afghanistan March 8, 2014
Vocational training and a revolutionary new women's market are giving many women the opportunity to earn their own income for the first time.
Japan: Businesses, communities thrive three years after disaster February 26, 2014
Since the 2011 tsunami devastated Japan's northern coast, we've helped 300 entrepreneurs heal their communities by reviving their small businesses.
Haiti: Women entrepreneurs creating new opportunities June 28, 2013
In Port-au-Prince, still recovering from the 2010 earthquake, financial stability is elusive. But tenacious women like Bilha believe in a better future.
Yemen: Fetching water for families in Taiz March 1, 2013
An increased supply and new distribution programs help secure clean water — and provide jobs in Yemen's poorest communities.
Haiti: Three years later, investing in the long-term January 11, 2013
Since the January 2010 earthquake, Mercy Corps has reached more than 1.6 million people with lifesaving assistance. Now, we're investing in youth, small business owners and rural communities to build back stronger.
Afghanistan: Thoughts from a recent visit December 10, 2012
In strategic governance and economic development work, Mercy Corps' CEO sees progress toward a stronger future in Afghanistan.
Liberia: Youth find work meeting new needs September 14, 2012
Two young men sit outside the shop that's brought them a new source of income.
Kenya: Choosing opportunity over violence July 30, 2012
Earlier this summer I spent three weeks in Kenya with Mercy Corps colleagues who are implementing an ambitious program called “Yes Youth Can!” (YYC).
Kenya: Young people shape their economic future July 30, 2012
Young people in Kenya face enormous hurdles. Today, the youth unemployment rate is an alarming 65% and growing. Suffering with few job prospects and a slow economy, many young people have been lured into violence fueled by political and tribal conflict.