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Impacting Poor People Around the World

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Syria Crisis: A Mother Negotiates the Space Between her Family’s Wellbeing and Child Labor

In April 2012, Fairouz*, 27, fled her home near Homs in Syria, with her husband and five children.  Their house had been bombed and there was little left but to escape with...


Hope, Not Hopeless: A Future for South Sudan

When I was an aid worker in southern Sudan in the 1990s, the fight for independence against Sudan had already been running for many years.


How Savings and Loan Can Save a Life and a Marriage

In Malawi last week, I met Simeon*, an HIV positive man who told me the story of how VSLAs gave him hope and confidence, and stopped the violence in his household. Nothing I...


What’s the first thing you buy?

Imagine you’re HIV positive in Malawi.


What Made Men in Malawi Step Up Their Game

Kalimba Chiwaka is a village agent in Malawi, who works with Village Savings and Loan Associations to train them in savings, business skills, and women’s empowerment. He is...


Nepal Earthquake: How CARE Buys in an Emergency

Yen Tan, is a Senior Procurement Specialist for CARE. Yen has been working for CARE for 15 years on procurement. He was the first experienced procurement staff member...