ACDI/VOCA Paraguay PREP volunteer firefighters

Volunteer Firefighters in Paraguay Protect and Prepare Communities

Alcides Aguilera is a teacher of physical education and the Guarani language in the city of Caazapá, but he is …

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ACDI/VOCA Kenya LMS womens businesses

Helping Women Forge Their Own Paths Out of Extreme Poverty in Kenya

In traditionally patriarchal societies like those in Northern Kenya, women continue to face entrenched gender biases and inequalities that limit …

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Mozambican Entrepreneur Opens Nursery to Cultivate Seeds and Customers

Roughly 80 kilometers outside of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital city, smallholder farmers like Jaime Alberto Tila are looking for ways to …

Market Connections Signal a Brighter Future for Farmers in Bangladesh

Tahmina, who lives in the village of Galachipa in the Barguna District of southwestern Bangladesh, first started farming after one …

From Struggling Milk Producer to Thriving Entrepreneur in Burkina Faso

In central-northern Burkina Faso in the city of Kaya, fresh milk is not always available. Because of low investment in …

How a Home Garden Helped a Family in Paraguay Recover After Disaster

In April 2018, a tornado blew down the trees surrounding Bonifacia Vera’s home, leaving a pile of rubble behind. Bonifacia …

One Female Farmer’s Journey to Resilience Through the Bangladeshi Sunflower Sector

Mossammat Amena Khatun’s daily routine is like most women’s in the South Dalchara village of southwestern Bangladesh. She eats breakfast …

This 27-Year-Old Ghanaian Is Changing Perceptions Around Youth and Agriculture

Despite the many strategies adopted by the Government of Ghana and other stakeholders to attract youth to the agriculture sector, …

Targeting Women Makes Business Sense: Stories from Southern Bangladesh

Bangladeshi women face disadvantages in many aspects of their lives, including economic opportunities that could generate more income and food …

NAFAKA Project Brings New Fertilizer Technology to Zanzibar Rice Farmers

Using fertilizer continues to be one of the best ways to improve crop yields for smallholder farmers. Higher yields mean …