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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 …

ACDI/VOCA JaREEACH Desmond

Jamaican Cocoa Farmers Sell to World’s Best Chocolatiers

Desmond Jadusingh, a cocoa farmer in Saint Thomas, Jamaica, has faced his fair share of challenges, like the frequent hurricanes …

ACDI/VOCA Uganda RWANU Paulina

Forest Restoration in Uganda Proves Resilience of Land and People

As she walks through Lokacikit Forest, Paulina picks roots, which she will boil to relieve her daughter’s upset stomach. This …

500 Volunteers Join Colombia Program of Alliances for Reconciliation (PAR) in Rural Peace-building Project

Cañon de las Hermosas is a small, rural town tucked in the Andes, rich with wildlife and located several hours …

Youth trolley salesman

Kenya REGAL-AG Boosts Employment Among Youth

Eliud Muchai serving a customer camel meat sausages in Isiolo town.    Not even the high temperatures, or the wind …

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 …

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 …

Kenya Regal-Ag ACDI/VOCA Samuel

Upgraded Market Becomes Hub of Activity in Kenya’s Arid Lands

Samuel Lekorima, an LMA member In the past, markets in Isiolo and Marsabit Counties were simple affairs: an open space …