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Haiti: Mobile money in Haiti
Around 6:30 on Friday morning, I left Port-au-Prince with Nick Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn and their two teenage kids to Saint Marc, a seaside city about a two and a half hour drive north of the capital, to check out Mercy Corps' use of mobile phones to deliver assistance to earthquake-affected famili
Indonesia: Bringing healthy street food to Tegal Alur
“Hi friends! Come to My Child's Café… choose and get various healthy snacks here,” said a catchy jingle that played during over the grand opening of My Child Café and its healthy kitchen in West Jakarta's impoverished Tegal Alur neighborhood.
We need your vote to win $150,000!
Mercy Corps and Global Citizen Corps Indonesia want you to vote! These videos remind me again and again how powerful the Internet is as a tool for sharing information and ideas.
My first season of sharing
I was just taking a look at the poignant video that my colleague Cassandra Nelson made, and was caught by a phrase she uses in closing: “this season of sharing.” This time of year, we always hear about “the season of giving.” But sharing is
Uganda: Small farm, nutritious food, healthy pregnancy
The Dwog-Paco women’s group is located 44 kilometers from Kitgum, one of northern Uganda’s largest towns, along a muddy terrain road deep inside the Acholi ethnic group's homeland.
Global Citizen Corps Jordan wants your vote for 6 more days!
Why vote for Mercy Corps everyday until December 25th? There are only 6 days left in the www.50daysofgiving.com campaign and GCC Jordan wants you to keep voting!
Central African Republic: Hadja becomes an entrepreneur
Hadja had never engaged in commerce, and had never had an opportunity to generate her own income — until she joined the Mercy Corps Village Savings and Loan Association.
Kenya: Tension and hope in Kenya
Wounds heal slowly in Kenya and can easily be ripped open. That’s why last week’s public accusations by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against six high-profile Kenyans — including the finance minister and a former police chief — were awaited with excitement and dread.
Find a mentor. Be a mentor. Build a business.
Business mentoring isn’t a new concept for many professionals — but the way these connections are happening is changing faster than ever. Breaking out of the mentoring program mold is the Mercy Corps program MicroMentor, best described as a Match.com for business mentoring.
China: All-China Youth Federation Delegation to Oregon, June 2010
Mercy Corps has worked with the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) to develop the Social Innovator Leadership Program.