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ACDI/VOCA project participant Selma Bangladesh

Salma’s Story: A Rising Woman Entrepreneur in Bangladesh

Salma, a mother of two, lives on a large piece of land in the Jessore district of southwestern Bangladesh and …

Colombia's youth make movies

Making Movies Helps Children Find Peace in Colombia

Children in Cartagena, Colombia, are using short videos to raise awareness of obstacles to peace in their neighborhoods. Through an …

ACDI/VOCA project participant Maria Isabel Benitez showing off her floating garden in Paraguay

Floating Gardens Reduce Flooding Risks in Eastern Paraguay

In recent years, when the rainy season came to eastern Paraguay’s San Pedro region, Maria Isabel Benítez would watch helplessly …

ACDI/VOCA Gender Minimum Standards

ACDI/VOCA Supports Launch of Minimum Standards for Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Today ACDI/VOCA will join ten other international development and humanitarian organizations in launching a set of minimum standards for mainstreaming gender …

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Bright Futures: Spreading the Message of Health and Nutrition

ACDI/VOCA Mozambique LEAD project participant Argentina Wamuse

Backyard Businesses Empower Women in Mozambique

Argentina runs her supply business from her backyard in the outskirts of Maputo. For Argentina Wamuse, a farmer in the …

ACDI/VOCA celebrates International Women's Day

ACDI/VOCA Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017

ACDI/VOCA is excited to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8. This year’s theme—#BeBoldForChange—is a call to action to …

Colombia PAR youth biking for peace

Cycling for Peace Mobilizes 2,000 Youth in Colombia

Since the late 1980s, Colombia’s Urabá region has been the site of territorial disputes between different armed groups, including guerillas, …

MinPact Promotes Gender Equity in the Philippines

Smallholder farmers in Zambia’s Eastern Province, Profit+

Zambia Profit+-Supported Agribusiness and Savings Group Members Apply Climate-smart Farming Techniques and Accumulate Savings

The 15 women members of the Production, Finance, and Improved Technology Plus (PROFIT+)– supported Mwaiwanga agribusiness and savings group in …