Economic Development

9/20/16

CARE Marks 25 Years of Village Savings & Loan Associations, Commits to Linking Women with Banks

ATLANTA (Sept. 20, 2016) — The poverty-fighting organization CARE announced a Commitment to Action today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting to link 500,000 women to formal financial services across Africa and parts of Asia by 2020.

7/20/16

Sowing Seeds of Change

Twenty five years ago, Moira Eknes from CARE Norway arrived in the Sahel desert to plant trees in a remote region of Niger, West Africa. She couldn’t have known just what seeds she would sow.

6/24/16

Village Savings and Loan Lend a Ray of Hope for North Kivu, DRC

A few years ago, life was not so good for Kavira* - a 32 year old mother of five children. They were living on their own after being abandoned by their father four years ago.

6/8/16

How a women’s organization ignites hope after Haiyan

“It was our first time to grow and sell medicinal herbs. And we didn’t expect it would change our lives.”

5/4/16

Reflections from Sri Lanka

As the woman stood up to speak in a beautiful orange and scarlet sari, the light fell through the shifting clouds and foothills of the Sri Lanka tea plantations in such a way that it seemed to make her, literally, glow.

4/6/16

Coffee Industry Support Project

In the coffee-producing Highlands of Papua New Guinea, communities remain poor and semi-subsistence, despite the national importance of coffee as a major export commodity.

3/15/16

Mother finds a blessing after the storm

Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was agitated when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and even disrupted her livelihood.

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