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Ana Sofía’s Story: Transgender Youth in Colombia Pave the Way for Others at Work

Her rose-printed skirt sways when she walks in the room. She tucks her hair behind her ear. As she tells …

USAID Activity in Zambia Helps Expand Local Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Agricultural small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia face numerous challenges as they strive to increase productivity, grow profits, and …

Bead Making Means More Income for Halima

Halima Mohamed Arbele, 45, never expected that her hobby could be a source of income for her family. Since 2005 …

A Beekeeping Venture Brings Hope to Pastoralist Families in Northeastern Kenya

Like many people in Wajir County, Ahmed Hussein made a living as a crop farmer and livestock producer. But with …

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Willert’s Story: Finding Formal Employment as an LGBTQI+ Youth in Colombia

“I never imagined I could find a workplace so welcoming and committed to labor inclusion,” said Willert Moreno (pictured right …

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Rihanna’s Story: Overcoming Neighborhood Divisions and LGBTQ+ Discrimination in Colombia

The northern part of Quibdó is one of the poorest areas of the city. It’s also where displaced populations fleeing …

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Turkey Rearing Increases Income for Young Graduate in Rural Laos

Saykham Phommavongsa is a 32-year-old turkey farmer in the village of Nady in the Pek District of Xiengkhouang Province. After …

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Anara’s Story: A Young Kyrgyz Entrepreneur with Sweet Dreams

Anara Erkebaeva (pictured far right, above) lives in Uchkun village, near the city of Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan. Even though …

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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 …

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Ana Sofía’s Story: Transgender Youth in Colombia Pave the Way for Others at Work

Her rose-printed skirt sways when she walks in the room. She tucks her hair behind her ear. As she tells …