Colombia_PAR_DecidoSer

Social Change Program “DecidoSer” Adapts to Support Colombians During the Pandemic

Five years ago, ACDI/VOCA set out to create a social change program that was relevant and impactful for a wide …

Bangladesh-RDC-Chaldal food aid distribution

Feed the Future Supports Bangladesh’s Largest Online Grocer in Offering Food Rations for COVID-19 Recovery

Chaldal is the largest online platform for grocery delivery in Bangladesh. Poised to become the country’s version of Amazon Fresh, …

Turning Livestock Manure into Sustainable Energy in Bangladesh

Published on Agrilinks, March 06, 2021.

Bangladesh-RDC-man handwashing station

Supporting Farmers’ Access to Inputs in Bangladesh During COVID-19

One of the many damaging side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh was a blocking of critical agricultural inputs, …

IMS Series banner

Making Markets Inclusive: Designing for Inclusion

Tools and Tactics from Zambia Many agricultural market systems development (MSD) programs have been turning their attention toward the inclusion of women, …

USAID_Kuza_INK Fund post

Bridging the Gaps in Northern Kenya’s Access to Finance

Kenya has made significant progress in financial inclusion, tripling its financial sector in 13 years and providing financial access to 83 percent of the population, according to …

“Empowering Women in Coffee: The MILALITTRA Experience”

The video features the Talaandig People of Bukidnon Province in the southern Philippines, who developed a successful coffee enterprise through …

Colombia_World Water Day

World Water Day & the Paradox of La Guajira, Colombia

When it comes to water, La Guajira is a paradox. As Colombia’s largest and northernmost department, it boasts 1,642 kilometers …

Honduras_TMS

Engaging the Private Sector Series: Delivering on the Hype of Transformational Partnerships

ACDI/VOCA has a growing portfolio of market systems development projects that engage with the private sector, industry chambers, and market …

Ghana_ADVANCE_woman winnowing rice

A Decade of Advancing Crop Value Chains with Feed the Future in Ghana

In Ghana, maize, rice, and soybean crops are mostly produced by smallholder farmers. But these crops are important commodities in …

Ghana_GPP_women entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs Support Other Women in Ghana’s Poultry Sector

Fewer women than men work in Ghana’s poultry sector and even fewer at the leadership level. Mentorship can provide knowledge …

Producer Organizations Improve Cashew Sales in Northeastern Guinea

In Siguiri, a prefecture in northeastern Guinea, interest among local populations to pursue new livelihoods has grown rapidly in the …

Honduras_TMS_SME press release

USAID Activity in Honduras Partners with IFC and LAFISE Group to Improve SME Financing in Central America

In the first initiative of its kind in Central America, the USAID Transforming Market Systems Activity, implemented by ACDI/VOCA in …

Honduras_TMS_IWD 2021

International Women’s Day Q&A: How Can Leadership “Choose to Challenge”?

This International Women’s Day, we’re examining the ways in which our leadership “Choose to Challenge” gender biases and inequalities within …

Kenya_LMS_Celina Kathura_poultry rearer

Feed the Future Kenya Activity Takes Woman-Owned Poultry Business from Fledgling to Full-Grown

In the heart of Mwangaza Village in Isiolo County, Celina Kathura relishes the sound of clucking poultry in her backyard. Celina …

Mali-CVC-commercial-loans-for-POs

Producer Organizations in Mali Access Commercial Loans

Kounti Bamanan is a rice producer organization in Djénné, in Mali’s Mopti Region. For the last five years, the group’s …

IMS Banner 1

Making Markets Inclusive: How Market Systems Development Programs Can Boost the Inclusion of Women, Youth, & Other Marginalized Groups

Many agricultural market systems development (MSD) programs have been turning their attention toward the inclusion of women, youth, and other …

Ethiopia_FEED III_gender learning study

Assessing the Needs of Women in Ethiopia through the FEED III Project

In Ethiopia, livestock contributes to the livelihoods of 60 to 70 percent of the population. Yet the country experiences significant …

Ethiopia FEED III screenshot report cover

Gender Learning Study: Ethiopia FEED III

Access the December 2020 Gender Learning Study from the Feed Enhancement for Ethiopian Development (FEED) III Activity here.

Colombia-migration story

Colombia’s Move on Migration: What It Means for Venezuelans & Colombians Alike

A recent announcement by the Colombian government to offer temporary immigration status to Venezuelans living illegally in the country has …

Philippines_PhilCAFE_2020 year in review

A Challenging Year in Review: Advancing the Philippine Coffee Sector in 2020

The year 2020 began on a promising note for the Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise (PhilCAFE) project, beginning with …

Feed the Future Activity Partners with Private Sector to Empower Female Farmers in Bangladesh

The Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity partnered with Bayer CropScience Ltd. to train women as “ambassador …

pulses for sale_marketplace

Taking the Pulse of Nutrition in Northern Ghana — Cowpea: The Unsung Hero

The Ancient Seeds’ Potential to Boost Incomes, Nutrition, and Food Security Levels The production of pulses, the dry seeds of …

Ghana_AVV_AgroCenta

AV Ventures Invests in AgroCenta, Supporting Digital and Financial Inclusion of Ghanaian Smallholder Farmers

AV Ventures, ACDI/VOCA’s impact investing subsidiary, recently completed its investment in AgroCenta, a technology-driven agricultural platform provider in Ghana. The …

Kenya_LMS_fishing

Fish Farming to Sustainably Transform County Economy in Kenya

For several years, fishers in Loiyangalani town, located on the shores of Lake Turkana, have been using the casting method to earn a living. This outdated method, over time, has resulted in low yields caused by overfishing and low replenishment rates. …

Bangladesh_LPIN_women livestock service providers AI training

Feed the Future and BRAC Launch Bangladesh’s First Private-Sector Led Cattle Breeding Training for Women

In Bangladesh, many women work in agriculture but are not able to engage in all aspects of farming. Due to …

Kenya_USAID Kuza_FCDC original photo

On Journey to Self-Reliance, Northern Kenyan Counties Form Trading Bloc

Ten counties in Northern Kenya are part of the Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC), which is dedicated to improving the …

Kenya_LMS_girls education checks

Advocating for Girls’ Education in Northern Kenya

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Kenya in March 2020, many sectors experienced disruptions, and among them was education. To slow the …

ACDI/VOCA Welcomes Anita Bhatt as CFO

ACDI/VOCA is pleased to announce Anita Bhatt as its chief financial officer (CFO). With over 20 years of experience in …

computer-hands-stock

Why Inclusive Language Matters to Global Development

In the new year, we’re shifting our attention to the words we use and their power to underpin dangerous power dynamics in the industry.   Words are what …

Myanmar_AFDA_market research infographic

USAID Myanmar Project Presents Agricultural Product Research

Experts analyzed the food preferences of more than 700 consumers in Myanmar and made recommendations to help farmers and agribusiness …

Looking Back: Emergency Response in Arauca (ERA) Program Supports Vulnerable Groups

Recent figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees show that there are nearly 5.4 million Venezuelan migrants, refugees, …

Colombia_YRA_youth inclusion

USAID Provides $50 Million to Support Colombian Youth

In December 2020, USAID/Colombia awarded a cooperative agreement to ACDI/VOCA for the prime role of implementing the five-year Youth Resilience …

AV Ventures Invests in Warc Group, Linking Smallholder Farmers in Ghana to Regenerative Farming Methodology

AV Ventures, a for-profit subsidiary of ACDI/VOCA, has recently invested $500,000 in the Warc Group to support the expansion of …

Bangladesh_RDC_boat show outreach

“Boat Show” Reaches Farmers in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a low-lying, riverine country. While the mangroves and waterways of southern Bangladesh make it vulnerable to flooding, they …

Burkina Faso-ViMPlus-religious leaders gender equality training

Project Engages Religious Leaders to Promote Positive Gender Norms in Burkina Faso

In recent months, the Victory Against Malnutrition Plus (ViMPlus) Activity has made significant progress toward promoting gender and social inclusion …

AV Ventures Launches Fund in Northern Kenya

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 3, 2020 — AV Ventures, a for-profit impact investment subsidiary of ACDI/VOCA, has announced the recent launch …

Thailand_disabled boy in park

Calling for Greater Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Some years ago, a colleague and I were in Monrovia, the capital city of the West African country of Liberia, …

Armenia_F2F_Anush Avakimyan

In Armenia, Local Volunteer Equips Cheesemakers to Boost Quality, Yields, and Incomes

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and challenged us all. Our Volunteer programs have pivoted to remote assignments and have engaged …

Kenya_LMS_Turkana Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Transforms To Better Serve Traders & Community in Northern Kenya

Picture Northern Kenya’s Turkana County and arid lands and people struggling with hunger may come to mind. For decades, residents …

USDA Project Trains Next Generation of Poultry Entrepreneurs in Ghana

In Ghana, the agricultural sector holds great potential to catalyze economic growth and employment for young people, especially given the …

screenshot_WILD Panel_October 2020

The Journey to Chief of Party: What It Takes for Women to Lead in Global Development

The landscape of global development is changing. Today, women who work for international NGOs are a majority in nearly 42 …

Bangladesh-bank photo

In Wake of COVID-19, Bangladesh Banks Pivot Toward Community and Digital Solutions

Published on Marketlinks, October 23, 2020.

PhilCAFE_MOU signing_screenshot

USDA Project Teams Up with Academia to Develop Coffee Diploma Course in the Philippines

Good coffee news from the Philippines: The Cordillera Administrative Regional (CAR) office the USDA Philippine Coffee Advancement and Farm Enterprise …

Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Helps Moroccan Women’s Cooperative Enter Global Markets

For over three decades, the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer Program has helped farmers and agribusinesses in developing countries raise incomes and adopt …

World Food Programme Wins Nobel at Crucial Time

Last week the World Food Programme (WFP) won the Nobel Peace Prize for their “efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace …

Kenya LMS Shaake Umuro Day of the Girl

In Kenya, Safe Space Training Empowers Girls to Become Role Models

Shaake Umuro was born and raised at Shankera village of Hurri Hills in Marsabit County, 860 kilometers north of Nairobi, …

Tanzania_NAFAKA_Alexia_VBAA with rice thresher

In Tanzania, Widowed Farmer Thrives Through Program Training & Grants

Alexia Paulo Nyoni, age 53, is a widow who lives in Mikoleko village, in the Kilombero District of southwestern Tanzania’s …

Kenya LMS Dorcas_Day of the Girl

Girls in Northern Kenya Overcome Adversity to Return to School

Kambi Sheikh is the small village on the outskirts of Isiolo town that 19-year-old Dorcas Wairimu calls home. Dorcas, along …

Time Diaries Impact Gender Gap in Tanzania

The Feed the Future Tanzania NAFAKA II Activity provides mechanization grants to households to reduce farm labor, generate additional income, …

45 Podcasts: Migrants and Returnees Reinvent Themselves in Arauca

The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in Colombia did not stop the momentum of Venezuelan migrants and Colombian returnees from …

UN Women and USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity Launch Alliance

On June 23, UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and female empowerment, launched a strategic alliance …

Zambia_EDGE news item

USAID Provides ZMW 280 Million to Support Zambian Agricultural Enterprises

On August 3, 2020, USAID/Zambia awarded a contract to ACDI/VOCA for the prime role of implementing the USAID Enterprise Development …

Ghana_ADVANCE II_mobile phone

Making Mobile Connections in Northern Ghana During COVID-19

The Feed the Future Ghana Agricultural Development and Value Chain Enhancement II (ADVANCE II) Project distributed 400 mobile phones to …

Kenya_LMS_Elba Bashir_sewing machine

Young Women in Northern Kenya Team Up to Launch Small Businesses

Ebla Bashir, 20, lives in the Goth-Rahma village of the hot and dry Ibra Urey Ward, located about 690 kilometers …

Tanzania_NAFAKA_FMF_Sanku

Making Nutrient-Rich Fortified Maize Flour Available in Tanzania

Many people in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands rely on maize flour processed at local mills for the bulk of their daily …

In Tanzania, Youth Village-Based Agricultural Advisor Empowers Her Community

“NAFAKA II GAP (Good Agriculture Practice) training enabled us at the village to increase maize harvest from 3 to 15 …

Ghana_ADVANCE_outgrower story

Ghanaian Farmer Braves Planting Season & Supports Others Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

In Ghana, farmers’ use of imported hybrid seeds has grown over the last decade. This type of seed produces higher …

Bangladesh_RDC_female ambassador farmers

Women Play Significant Role as Ambassador Farmers in Bangladesh

Mr. Shahjahan is a crop clinic advisor for Bayer Crop Science in the Jashore District of southwestern Bangladesh. Back in …

Bangladesh_RDC_mobile crop clinic

In Bangladesh, Mobile Crop Clinic Brings Services to Farmers Unable to Travel During COVID-19

A new mobile crop clinic opened its doors this June in Amtoli, a village in the Barishal District of southwestern …

Bangladesh_RDC_Sesame farmers

Bangladeshi Sesame Farmers Reach Global Markets

Asma Khatun is a sesame farmer from Rajbari in southwestern Bangladesh. Although sesame grows well in Bangladesh’s climate, Asma and …

PhilCAFE-people sorting coffee

PhilCAFE Reaches 445 Coffee Farmers with Radio & COVID-19 Adaptive Trainings

Restrictions related to COVID-19 have started to ease in most parts of the Philippines, though the country remains under Code …

Kenya_LMS_Mount Marsabit womens group

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Businesses in Northern Kenya Report Released

The Feed the Future USAID Kenya Livestock Market Systems Activity studied the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on 168 businesses …

Ghana_ADVANCE_SMFM_women group

Six Ways Ghanaian Women Thrive in Village Savings and Loan Associations

The Upper East Region is a less traditional alcove of Ghana where communities are more open to women taking part …

Philippines_PhilCAFE_Zamboanga Coffee Farm Before and After

Technology & Good Agricultural Practices Save Ailing Philippine Coffee Farm

The San Pablo Zamboanga del Sur Coffee Farmers Association (SPZDSCFA), located in the Philippines’ Zamboanga Peninsula Region, had high hopes …

Kenya_LMS_Daud Diba_poultry

Coping with COVID-19 Six Months Later

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, ACDI/VOCA programs around the world have shifted their approach to cope with …

Tanzania_NAFAKA_Youth group_COVID supplies

Tanzania Activity Empowers Youth Group During COVID-19

For today’s International Youth Day 2020, we’re please to share a video from our USAID Feed the Future Tanzania NAFAKA …

Kenya_LMS_IYD story_poultry rearing_Lillian Mukami

Poultry Rearing Increases Revenue Streams for Youth in Northern Kenya

Lillian Mukami, a resident of Kula Mawe in Isiolo county, part of the arid and semi-arid lands region, has overcome indomitable odds in her 27 years. Death robbed …

Tanzania_NAFAKA_youth with farming equipment

Putting Positive Youth Development into Practice

Half of the global population is made up of people under the age of 30, and nearly 90 percent of them live in low- and middle-income …

Promoting Hygienic Practices and Helping Communities Thrive through Tippy Taps in Burkina Faso

The COVID-19 pandemic has made access to water and soap an essential priority, however, in Poullalé, a village in the …

Kenya_USAID Kuza_County Executive Zoom mtg screenshot

In Northern Kenya, USAID Kuza & Counties Collaborate to Adapt to Changing Health, Environmental, & Economic Landscape

In early 2020, ten Arid and Semi-Arid counties of the Frontier County Development Council (FCDC) faced significant shocks that threatened …

Kenya_LMS_GIRL_Makai Ibrahim

Girls’ Education in Northern Kenya Paves Road to Financial Empowerment

Between Marsabit and Moyale, about 750 kilometers from Nairobi, on the winding road that snakes its way to the border …

Ghana ADVANCE II extension news item

ACDI/VOCA Awarded One-Year Extension in Developing Ghana’s Agricultural Value Chain

USAID has awarded ACDI/VOCA a cost extension to continue our work in Ghana under the Feed the Future Ghana Agricultural …

Ghana_GPP_Egg Glut Story

Facing Egg Glut, Poultry Farmers Receive Support from USDA Ghana Poultry Project

The ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have taken their toll on economies around the world. In the midst of …

Mortimer_Neufville_Board member

“We Have Entered a New Norm”: 19 Years Serving ACDI/VOCA’s Board of Directors

A Q&A with Mort Neufville, newly named director emeritus of ACDI/VOCA’s Board of Directors Dr. Mortimer Neufville (2nd from left …

Colombia_PAR_COVID roundup

Podcasts and PPE: Adapting to COVID-19 in Colombia

Below are updates from our programs in Colombia as they adapt to the unfolding COVID-19 situation. Podcasts Keep Border Town …

Liberia_FIFES_beekeeping story

Beekeeping Protects Biodiversity & Offers Alternative Livelihoods for Liberian Women

Harvesting honey is a job traditionally associated with men because they are more able to work the late hours required …

Armenia_F2F_David Visher

Webinar Examines How Rural Tourism Can Fuel Development in the COVID-19 Era

ACDI/VOCA celebrated World Environment Day on June 5, 2020, by hosting the webinar “What Is Rural Tourism? Opportunities for Development.” The live event …

ACDI/VOCA Statement of Solidarity with Protests Against Racial Injustice

Over the past two weeks, we have seen broad-based protests in the United States reflecting generations of frustration and anger …

Five Market Systems Strategies to Revive Food & Agricultural Systems During COVID-19

COVID-19 is challenging the world to adapt, and, in doing so, creating two distinct problems in our food and agricultural …

Georgia_F2F_virtual volunteering

COVID-19 Crisis Spurs Pivot to Virtual Volunteering

USAID initiatives Feed the Future and the volunteer program Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) build food security and strive to end global hunger. Both recognize that these grand goals require energy, resources, …

Colombia_PAR_boys playing

Colombia PAR Receives Extension to Continue Reconciliation Efforts

ACDI/VOCA received a cost extension to continue our work in Colombia under the USAID-funded Program of Alliances for Reconciliation (PAR) …

Honduras_TMS_tourism image_woman in stand at beach

Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity Joins Table to Revive Tourism Industry

Our USAID Honduras Transforming Market Systems (TMS) Activity has joined private- and public-sectors actors to form the National Tourism Table. …

Philippines_PhilCAFE-coffee competition screenshot

USDA Project Brews Up Business for Philippine Coffee in COVID-19 Marketplace

This spring, coffee farmers in the Philippines have had their products stored in warehouses all over the country. The farmers …

Kenya_LMS_Daud Diba_poultry farmer

Diversified Livelihoods Increase Incomes for Pastoralist Communities in Kenya

A few kilometers from Isiolo town in central Kenya, off the Isiolo – Marsabit highway, lies the ever-expanding Burat Ward. Located on the extensive savannah plain, the developing community of homesteads speaks to …

Ghana_GPP_Edith and crowd

Ghana Poultry Project Keeps Market for Local Chicken Active During COVID-19

In Ghana, poultry producers are exploring new ways to facilitate trainings and conduct business online, while restrictions from the global …

Tanzania_NAFAKA_CJ visit

Updated CEO Statement: Phases of Transition

Like many around the world, we at ACDI/VOCA Group (ACDI/VOCA and its affiliates Tanager and AV Ventures) have been thinking …

Addressing the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls

Because women and girls are already socioeconomically marginalized in many societies, they are especially vulnerable in emergencies. As a result …

Tanzania_NAFAKA-Elinesi

Gender & Social Inclusion and COVID-19 Report

Our “Gender & Social Inclusion and COVID-19: Impacts and Recommendations for Agriculture and Market Systems Project Implementation” report, released April …

Honduras-TMS-woman coffee seller

Study Shows Resilience of Honduran Businesses Tied to Willingness to Adapt Business Models

With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, people and businesses around the world are facing unprecedented challenges. This is particularly evident in …

Honduras-TMS-Analysis of Business Resilience to COVID-19

USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity Business Resilience Analysis

Our USAID/Honduras Transforming Market Systems Activity has conducted a survey to collect real-time information on the effects of the COVID-19 …

Colombia_PAR-audiovisual youth

Youth Gain Job & Life Skills Through Audiovisual Training in Colombia

Though limited employment opportunities impede reconciliation in rural Colombia, our USAID Colombia Program of Alliances for Reconciliation (PAR) is doing …

hand with grain

ACDI/VOCA Appoints Experts in Food Systems, Strategic Partnerships, & Sustainable Agriculture to Board of Directors

ACDI/VOCA is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its board of directors: Chris Cochran, Enoh Ebong, …

Colombia-PAR-coffee-success-story

Coffee Production Advances Reconciliation in Colombia

In Colombia, rural farmers play an important role helping to repair social structures broken by decades of armed conflict. In …

Kenya_LMS-Fatuma-Guyo

In Kenya, Feed the Future Activity Equips Young Women Entrepreneurs to Start Business & Thrive

At the bustling and vibrant Moyale Market, located on the border of Kenya and Ethiopia, 18-year-old Fatuma Guyo sits patiently …

Volunteer-Week-2020-Kathryn-Penhallegon

Volunteers Build A Better World

April 19th marks the beginning of the National Volunteer Week. Today, more than ever, we are reminded of the importance …

CAIF-Kyrgyzstan-woman-loan

ACDI/VOCA Launches Central Asia Impact Fund for Small and Growing Businesses

Central Asia’s economic growth is accelerating. But many of its small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) struggle to access finance. Big …

Ghana-ADVANCE-mobile phone

Tools and Tactics to Help Global Development Organizations Adapt During COVID-19

The situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is rapidly evolving within almost every nation in the world. As its spread …

Ghana-ADVANCE II-woman with child

Finding Resilience: How ACDI/VOCA Helps Communities Adapt to Shocks

When climate disasters, conflicts, and other crises occur, a community’s capacity to withstand the shocks and adapt to them is …

Colombia-ERA-handwashing

Program Improves Health & Sanitation While Promoting Unity in Colombian Border Settlements

Jesús Uzcátegui is a 25-year-old migrant from Venezuela who came to Colombia in 2015 with his wife and two-year-old son. …

Colombia-PAR-ecotourism

Program of Alliances for Reconciliation Helps Unify Post-Conflict Colombia Through Tourism

Tourism is a growing industry in Colombia, where the end of a decades-long armed conflict is opening up places previously …

Bangladesh-LPIN-CJ with dairy farmers-2019

COVID-19 Response: We Are Resilient

The health and safety of ACDI/VOCA staff, volunteers, partners and beneficiaries around the world is our top priority.  ACDI/VOCA leadership …

Colombia-PAR-Mural

Mural in Colombian Housing Project Drives Tourism

Along Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the highest coastal mountain range in the world and …

Bangladesh-RDC-man-shopkeeper

Marketlinks Publishes Staff-Authored Blog on Asset-Based Finance

Marketlinks recently published a blog on asset-based finance written by ACDI/VOCA staff members Paul Newall, Associate Director of Partnerships and …

Tanzania NAFAKA – Corteva Collaboration Video Released

We’re pleased to announce the release of “Farming for the Future.” It will air on the BBC as part of …

Kenya-LMS-Mount Marsabit Womens Group

Women’s Group Boosts Incomes & Resilience in Kenya

In Kenya’s Northern Frontier, at the edge of Marsabit National Park, rests Karare town. Nondescript to passersby, Karare serves as …

Colombia_PAR_Success Story_Maria Jose Molina

Venezuelan Migrants Get Ahead with Recipes for Success

Youth culinary training program promotes inclusion for new Bogotá residents Venezuelan migrants are far from empty-handed when they arrive in …

Widow Rebounds from Adversity through Kenya LMS Support

Kuresha Bile, a mother and widowed farmer in central Kenya, has seen it all. In 2009, her life crumbled around …

Colombia screenshot from IWD 2020 video

International Women’s Day 2020 Video Launched

Staff and participants of 12 of our projects around the globe contributed to a video to celebrate International Women’s Day …

New Tractor, New Life For Outgrower Business Owner in Ghana

Alhassan Mumuni Baba had a tractor that he used to farm his 30 acres of maize, soybeans, and rice in …

Meymuma Barrow_Kenya LMS_STEM grant recipient

Feed the Future Kenya Activity Provides Grants to Young Women to Expand STEM Studies

Over the last several years, Kenyan universities and institutions of higher learning have seen a decline in students taking Science, …

In Colombia, Project-Supported Robotics School Launches Women & Girls in Science, All the Way to NASA

Women and girls from Colombia’s Pacific Region are showing the world a different side of the once-marginalized area. Two young …

Volunteer Reflects on 100+ Assignments

Meet Ross Penhallegon, a volunteer heading out this month on his 109th assignment. He and his wife Kate are dedicated …

Colombia-PAR-Mabel-DecidoSer-participant

Mabel’s Story: A Young Mother and Venezuelan Migrant’s Journey to Empowerment

As a young girl, Mabel Iriarte dreamed of becoming a dancer. She was a Venezuelan migrant living in Cartagena, Colombia, …

Colombia-PAR-DecidoSer-session

Psychosocial Support Tool Reconciles Communities & Improves Employability

For populations that have experienced trauma or violence, healing is a crucial step toward social and economic stability. Many Colombians …

restaurant Honduras

Daring to Stay

How Young Honduran Entrepreneurs Are Transforming Their Hometowns

Colombia-Cycling-Story-Reconciliation

Cycling Events with Olympian Create New Narratives in Colombia’s Forgotten Regions

Imagine hundreds of cyclists riding through the streets as an Olympic gold medalist leads the pack. Years ago, this scene …

Colombia_PAR_DecidoSer

Social Change Program “DecidoSer” Adapts to Support Colombians During the Pandemic

Five years ago, ACDI/VOCA set out to create a social change program that was relevant and impactful for a wide …