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Zimbabwe: Urban gardens nourish families and communities
Until last year, 81-year-old Lucia Mbanje and her family of six, all residents of impoverished Sakubva township in Mutare, could not afford a balanced diet due to the prohibitive cost of vegetables in Zimbabwe as a result of the economic crisis.
Little cosmic bundles
What would you do to win $150,000?
What would you do to motivate your friends to vote for Mercy Corps? Last month here at our headquarters in Portland, we knew the stakes were high — whoever received the most votes in the Western Union 50 Days Of Giving campaign would win $150,000.
Indonesia: Apa kabar? Ke mana?
When I was getting ready to come to Indonesia, I downloaded podcasts to start learning Bahasa Indonesia. The first thing I learned was "Apa kabar?” — literally “What’s news?” or, as translated by the podcast, “How are you?”
DR Congo: Boy in Buhimba IDP camp, Congo
A boy living in the Buhimba camp for families displaced by war, outside the city of Goma, DR Congo.
Haiti: After a year, room to give and learn
I arrived in Haiti two weeks after the earthquake, and have been here ever since. It’s hard to imagine that a year has already passed by. I still remember landing in a helicopter in a field of rubble.
Haiti: Today I'm living another way
I've been working with Mercy Corps for four months now on the Moving Forward project. Moving Forward is a sport and play-based psychosocial support program designed for youth affected by the January 12 earthquake here in Haiti.
Haiti: Interviews in the camps, a year later
A few days ago, I went out to the Mojapta displacement camp, where Mercy Corps is providing clean water and sanitation to families, to ask earthquake survivors about their experiences today — and of the last year. Gilberte Jean, 23
Haiti: Losing everything, then finding something
Last year was one of a kind. It changed the lives of many people, including mine.
A year of blogging from Haiti
Since the immediate hours following Haiti's deadly earthquake, Mercy Corps correspondents have been reporting on our work, what they're experiencing and those we're helping.