Snapshots from around the world: Our COVID-19 response
See what we're doing as the virus reaches the countries most vulnerable to its health and economic impacts.
October 05, 2018
The dream that launched Lourdes
In the remote mountains of Timor-Leste, 15-year-old Lourdes had a crazy dream. Today, with help from Mercy Corps, that dream is now in motion.
July 12, 2018
In Timor-Leste, clean cookstoves offer opportunity for all
Freddie works for a small clean cookstove company that just launched this year. Clean cookstoves are critical in Timor-Leste: On an island facing the full brunt of climate change, where most people cook over an open flame, they burn less fuel and produce less smoke.
August 03, 2017
Growing a future
Around 2 billion people worldwide rely on what they can grow to eat. That’s a huge slice of the global population—and a major portion of the world’s poor who live on less than $2 a day.
August 10, 2015
Life of a girl: Solar power lights the way for Lourdes
Follow 15-year-old Lourdes through her day, and find out how Mercy Corps' clean energy program is helping her find time for her schoolwork among her other household responsibilities.
October 01, 2014
Fish ponds bring hope to hard-working families
As rice farmers cope with changing weather patterns, we're helping them build new sustainable sources of food and income.