All stories about peaceful change
Liberia: Community radio in Liberia
Mercy Corps is supporting community radio in Liberia. 75-80 thousand people tune in to learn the latest news and community events.
Video: Middle East Youth Festival
"I learned a lot and I think everyone did too. It was like a utopian village, something to aim for on a wider scale."
Kenya: The hard work of peacebuilding
“If you remember nothing else, remember our thanks.”
Balancing theories with real action
As a first-year master’s candidate at The Fletcher School, I am surrounded by people passionate about human security, the development gap and seemingly interminable conflict that can spring from unaddressed root causes.
Kenya: Reconciliation after violence
The Mercy Corps program in Kenya is all about reconciliation after the period of violence in late 2007 and early 2008.
Kenya: About to visit overseas programs for the first time
I am writing this blog entry from a small village in Kenya called Bondo.
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.
Liberia: Redefining success: My journey to Liberia
Glance down a deeply rutted Monrovia side street and you may see, at the end of the block, a glimpse of palm trees, sandy coastline and the rolling ocean. Blink, and you may briefly imagine you’re in Mexico or another beachy getaway.
Liberia: From war survivor to community leader
Ellen Joe is 36 and divorced, with two daughters and two sons. She’s the chairwoman of the Gbarpaywhea Community Development Committee, which oversees the village peace, education, agriculture and health working groups.
Liberia: Dish racks lead to healthier children
Of the 12 children that 50-year-old Annie Dolo gave birth to, seven are living. The other five died of malaria and measles.