Humanitarians reflect on one year of the COVID-19 crisis
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Corps team members share their experiences responding to the global crisis.
September 13, 2019
Alone in Colombia, a Venezuelan mother builds a new life
Elisa, 33, is a mother of two and one of many Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia to escape the economic collapse in Venezuela. She currently works 12 hours a day selling products in a park.
February 13, 2018
Partnering with Mastercard to provide cash and financial services
Mastercard actively supports Mercy Corps and our mission through innovative technology and products that we are able to incorporate into our global programming. Our partnership allows people we work with to get access to the cash and financial services they need to thrive.
February 08, 2018
How we work: Cash
Cash is one of the quickest ways to help people get back on their feet and on their way to recovery when crises strike. Whether in the form of vouchers, pre-paid debit cards, mobile transfers, paper money or cash-for-work, it's a direct way of supporting people who need it most.
October 12, 2017
Providing cash to Puerto Ricans in need
Three weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, families are still in desperate need of basic supplies. Mercy Corps is providing emergency cash cards so people can buy what they need most.
January 04, 2017
The facts: What you need to know about cash as aid
In the last decade, cash transfer programming has gained tremendous momentum across the aid sector; in 2016, the UN Secretary-General called for it to be the default method of support for crisis-affected people where the situation allows. Find out what you need to know about cash.