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Philippines: Texting her way to a better business
San Miguel is a bustling neighborhood in the center of Manila, home to many of the jeepney drivers and low-wage laborers that make up the city’s poor.
Nicaragua: Dispelling the stories I've built up with the stories I find
I’m spending a little time these days catching up on a widely-acclaimed television show. On a recent episode, I heard — in the background — a reference to Vietnam. I had an almost-instant reaction and visual upon hearing the name of that place.
Our Iraq team asks you to take the pledge
Last week I met with the Global Citizen Corps team in Northern Iraq.
Myanmar: Responding to Cyclone Giri
Mercy Corps has dispatched an assessment team to Myanmar's western coast in the wake of a cyclone that has left 71,000 people homeless, according to UN estimates.
Afghanistan: Searching for the next Frank Perdue
Tajikistan: Turning water into cash
“For the last three years, my yields have been 30 percent of what they were before,” says Sabur Kumischev, as he makes a sweeping motion with his hand indicating the land where his crops are grown. “All I could grow was corn. The other farmers could only grow corn.
United States: Fifty days to make a big difference for youth
On Tuesday, November 9, Mercy Corps joined Boys & Girls Clubs of America, CARE USA, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s breathtaking Allen Room in New York City.
Indonesia: Cleaning up Kalideras
In West Jakarta, the kampung (or community) of Kalideras had no choice but to go to the toilet in the ditches that led to the adjacent canal, or directly into the canal itself. But in 2009, Mercy Corps joined with local government and the community to help clean up.
Zimbabwe: VIDEO: Basic technology boosts incomes in Zimbabwe
On my first day in Zimbabwe, I went to visit some farm families in the town of Murejwa. People are poor there, and Mercy Corps is working with them to find ways to boost their incomes.
Kenya: Shaping the future
In pursuit of a mentor or a role model, most people aren’t always fortunate enough to have someone who can serve as both.