Leah Hazard’s stories
You did it! Thank you for helping Mercy Corps win $150,000!
Despite being a rainy, post-holiday Monday afternoon, there are cheers around Mercy Corps' headquarters. Why?
What this will help support: the Global Citizen Corps Summit
It starts with a gathering, From Jakarta to Beirut, from Edinburgh to Baghdad, from Madison to Amman, from New York to Islamabad; these are the cities where young people are taking a stand between the world they see and the world they want.
India: The beginning of learning more
When I was in Assam last month visiting with women in our literacy programs, I heard the same sentiment over and over again: the women want to learn more now. Some want to learn English or develop their abilities in their native Assamese — but mostly they have gained confidence in their ab
India: A future of reading on India’s tea estates
India: Catching up with old friends
I should clarify that before a few weeks ago, I had never met Sonia and Rima. But when we met, I felt like I was catching up with old friends. I knew about the challenges they faced growing up on Assam's tea estates — and their aspirations to own their own successful beauty salon.
India: You're invited...
This morning I woke up thinking about the Motadhura Community near the Tumsong Tea Estate in Darjeeling. Really. Because today they are officially celebrating the construction of their new Community Learning Center — thanks to the help of Mercy Corps and TAZO Tea's CHAI program.
India: "I want to learn more!"
Anjana Tanti thinks she's about 35. Age is not something people pay much attention to on the tea estates, where she grew up and now raises her own family.
India: Staging a sit-in to demand a future
Last May, about 40 teens showed up at Mercy Corps' office in Assam to stage a sit-in. They had hired a truck to take them from their homes surrounding the Maud Tea Estate to Mercy Corps' Assam office...not an easy drive.
Inspire mom with a Mercy Kit, earrings and the stories behind them
I love Mother's Day. No, I'm not a mother myself — but I love a day that makes me stop to appreciate the person who has the most to do with the person I am today. Because, let's face it — none of us really do it enough.
For the activist on your list
This time of year there are always lots of gift guides published — what to get for Mom, Dad, the hostess and the fashionista. Jewelry? A snuggie? Suggestions abound. But what about the activist?