Alyssa Cogan’s stories
Guatemala: Healthy mothers make happy families, hopeful futures
We taught mothers in rural Guatemala how to improve the lives of their children through nutrition, hygiene and pregnancy care. Learn how the lessons are giving them a brighter, healthier future.
South Sudan: Escalating warfare drives more families toward hunger
Increasingly brutal fighting has put 4.6 million people at risk of going hungry — the highest number since the start of the crisis. Learn how we're helping families meet their urgent needs for survival.
Yemen: Staff speak out about work in a conflict zone
Two of our team members report from war-torn Yemen on how they're persevering to reach people in need despite ongoing clashes.
Nepal: Cash stimulates recovery in villages shattered by quake
Find out how local shopkeepers are helping us get money to vulnerable families in hard-to-reach communities.
Pakistan: Revolutionizing childbirth in remote villages
We're making childbirth safer for mothers in Pakistan by teaching women about the special care they need during pregnancy — and training skilled midwives how to provide it for them.
Tajikistan: From healthy pregnancy to happy baby in rural Tajikistan
We're working to help new mothers in rural Tajikistan learn about childhood nutrition, diet diversity and the importance of breastfeeding their newborns.
Meet the world's bravest mothers
This week we're celebrating mothers around the world who face immense challenges to keep their families safe and healthy. Here are the stories of some of the toughest moms we know.
Mali: A better life grows from four tons of potatoes
After an extended period of drought and conflict, Fatoumata was having trouble making ends meet. Learn how we’re helping her harvest more food and provide for her family.
Nepal: Taking a risk on ginger
Santu had a bountiful ginger farm, until one year she lost it all to disease. Learn how we helped her overcome challenges and build back even stronger.
Ukraine: Mercy Corps begins emergency response in Luhansk
More than a million people are displaced and struggling to meet their basic needs in eastern Ukraine. Find out how we’re taking action.