"Something like this can happen to any of us": An interview with one of our humanitarian responders
Sonal Shinde, a career emergency first responder, supports Mercy Corps' humanitarian responses in Africa. In this Q&A, learn about her experience responding to disasters around the world and her perspective on why humanitarian work is so important.
Colombia: "I was working Monday to Monday and still it wasn't enough": Becoming a Venezuelan refugee
Jose and his family withstood the crisis in Venezuela for as long as they could, but when their situation grew so desperate that they couldn’t afford food, they made the painful decision to leave their home and seek survival in Colombia.
Guatemala: My future, here in Guatemala
I’m a high school student in Guatemala City -- all around me, kids are joining gangs or fleeing to migrate north. Mercy Corps helped me get the chance to believe in myself, in my country, and in my future.
United States: How supporting small businesses unlocks brighter futures in the Pacific Northwest
Since its inception, Mercy Corps Northwest has placed millions of dollars into the hands of budding entrepreneurs and fostered the creation of more than 15,000 businesses. Here are a few of those entrepreneurs’ stories.
Guatemala: Planting roots at home: Creating new opportunities for youth in agriculture
In the rural Western Highlands of Guatemala, we’re helping young farmers like Julio learn to grow hardier crops and access the financing they need so they can safely turn their backs on migration.
Ethiopia: Waiting for rain: Living in a dry season that never ends
In Ethiopia, two farmers fight to protect their grasslands in the face of climate change, leveraging the power of technology and collaboration to survive.
Libra: Creating financial opportunity for all
We've joined the Libra Association, the organization responsible for developing Libra - a new global currency that we believe could spark a revolution in financial inclusion.
Guatemala: Where violence traps youth in poverty, opportunity frees them
In Guatemala City's most dangerous neighborhoods, deeply-rooted violence, poverty and lack of opportunity fuel chronic instability that keeps people from thriving. Learn how we're working with young people like Claudia to break that cycle.
Yemen: Picturing a brighter future: One woman's journey to serve her community through photography
Hayat knew from experience that not having a woman photographer in her community was limiting other women's options. So she picked up a camera to fix that.
Afghanistan: Afghanistan quick facts
Decades of conflict and other challenges have left Afghanistan poor and unstable. We're helping Afghanistan recover and become a stronger state. Find out how you can join us.