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Nicaragua: ¡Vivan los empresarios!: Mentoring entrepreneurs in Central America
Starting with just a sewing machine, Aida Mayorga and Oscar Garcia built a business that now employs more than 50 workers and promotes positive environmental and social business practices.
Kyrgyzstan: A warmer New Year's Day for some deserving kids
A big "RAHMAT" — "thank you" in the Kyrgyz and Uzbek languages — to our donors who helped us respond to the crisis in Kyrgyzstan!
Indonesia: The importance of washing your hands with soap
The emergency response team here in the tsunami-stricken Mentawai Islands has been preparing for a hygiene promotion campaign for survivors, and today was their first day in action!
South Sudan: Helping Sudanese prepare for historic referendum
Mercy Corps is helping educate more than 100,000 residents of Southern Sudan in the run-up to January’s historic referendum. The referendum will determine if Southern Sudan remains part of Sudan or becomes a new African nation.
Best of the 2010 Mercy Corps Photo Library
This year, over 12,000 images were submitted to me by our professionals in the field as well as Mercy Corps staff members. Of that number, I tagged less than 2,000 as above average in quality.
Haiti: The power of play
Herma Pierre, 13, is beating the odds. She survived the earthquake. And she’s growing up in Port-au-Prince’s toughest slum. Six years ago, Cité Soleil was a war zone. Violence has subsided in recent years, but for girls like Herma, guns and gangs still pose a serious threat.
Haiti: Introducing Haiti's first mobile wallet
Mercy Corps has teamed up with mobile operator Voilà and Haitian bank Unibank to introduce Haiti's first "mobile wallet," a cellphone account that can store savings and work like a debit card.
Haiti: Help for Haiti's homeless
After his house collapsed in the earthquake, Junior Moise, 30, had no better option than to move his wife and daughter to a tent camp near Frere Road in Port-au-Prince.
Haiti: Responding to cholera
Passing and accepting the light
There's a ceremony that happens a lot this time of year: people gather in groups — whether in town squares, churches or schools — and light candles, one to one.