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Afghanistan: International Women's Day: Working hard for our futures
While we at the Mercy Corps office in Kabul celebrate International Women’s Day, it remains a sad reality that much of the rest of Afghanistan is not.
Kenya: "Yes Youth Can" gears up to train young entrepreneurs
Charles Kosgei is a highly skilled carpenter from the village of Soba in the Rift Valley, Kenya. Having just learned about Mercy Corps' "Yes Youth Can!" program, he says he's excited by the opportunity to have two or three youth trainees join him in a project.
Afghanistan: Young man learns sewing trade
Our INVEST program helps men — and now women, too — learn job skills that put them on a path toward economic independence.
West Bank and Gaza: Telling young tech entrepreneurs to go fish
Last week, Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood was abuzz with a rare combination of techies, social investors, Arab world watchers and humanitarians.
Japan: Women back to work as seaweed harvesting begins
Yesterday I met Hiroko Mirura. In her early 60s, Ms. Mirura is a former scallop merchant, proud wife of a fisherman, and a strong female leader in the town of Minamisanriku.
West Bank and Gaza: Inspired youth at first Gaza Startup Weekend
Tunisia: After Arab Awakening: 'Now we need to change ourselves'
If you want to know what the Arab Awakening is all about, hang out with teenagers in Tunisia for an afternoon.
Zimbabwe: Vocational training helps youths find jobs in Zimbabwe
Twenty-year-old Nyasha Zulu and 21-year-old Simbarashe Mudara have lived most of their lives in the dormitory town of Chitungwiza, 30 kilometers from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare.
Internships build hope for Kosovan youth
For 20-year-old Albana Konjuhi from Kosovo, interning paved the way to success in the future job market.
Somalia: Stitching together her place in the market
It was midday and the weather wasn’t favorable. The heat was scorching and everyone wanted to be in the shade.