ACDI/VOCA ghana advance thrives on vslas

Ghanaian Women Thrive Under Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA)

In 2015, the women of Kpanashe in northern Ghana first learned about the concept of Village Savings and Loan Associations …

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Jamaican Agricultural Group Gives Back to Community with JaREEACH

Jamaican Agricultural Group Gives Back to Community with Support of Ja REEACH II

Two years ago, the Golden Valley Jamaica Agricultural Society (GVJAS), based in Saint Thomas, Jamaica, received training on agroforestry as …

ACDI/VOCA poject participant Victorine Bujakera polutry farmer in DRC

Woman Expands Poultry Farming Business with USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Technical Assistance

Victorine Bujakera is a farmer and member of a cooperative called the Coopérative des Fermiers de Kinshasa in the Democratic …

The tractor-adapted motorized seeder designed by the president of the Nièta Cooperative in Mali

Mali CVC Nièta Cooperative: A Quick Learner

The tractor-adapted motorized seeder designed by the president of the Nièta Cooperative. Photo: Adama Bengaly (G-Force) The Nièta Cooperative of …

Uganda RWANU VSLAs

RWANU Brings Financial Inclusion to Karamoja, Uganda

For men and women in southern Karamoja in northeastern Uganda, accessing financial services is a challenge. Few financial institutions exist …

Uganda RWANU Stoves

Uganda RWANU Combats Deforestation with Energy-Saving Stoves

Upon entering Cecilia Aurien’s compound, one is greeted by an odd sight: an array of energy-saving stoves arranged in two …

uganda rwanu maize fields

Changing Mindsets and Livelihoods for Enhanced Food Security

Traditionally, men in Karamoja in northeastern Uganda are herdsmen, looking after livestock while women are left to farming. But with …

ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia FEED II dairy cows

FEED II Helps Ethiopian Smallholder Dairy Farmers Thrive

In 2012, Wegayehu Zenebe was one of 10 smallholder dairy farmers who made up the Selam Dairy Cooperative in Wondo …

ACDI/VOCA Ugandan family

RWANU Helps Ugandan Women Grab Life by the Horns

Research shows that empowering women is smart economics. But in many parts of the world, tradition dictates the lives of …

ACDI/VOCA Ethiopia FEED II project participant Yegnanesh

Helping Entrepreneurs Dream Big and Expand Their Businesses in Ethiopia

In 2013, Yegnanesh Aschale, who lives in northwestern Ethiopia, bought 10 chickens to feed herself and her family. As the …