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Q&A with Volunteer Providing Business Development Support to SMEs in Zambia

Lusekelo Mwafulilwa is a financial accountant who is partially qualified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. A resident of …

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USDA-Ghana Poultry Project Ends, Critical Activities Continue

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Ghana Poultry Project (GPP), which began in 2015, closed in December 2021, but …

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Q&A with Bangladesh-Based Volunteer Supporting Entrepreneurs in Zambia

Ahmed Towsif is an entrepreneur based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and a first-time volunteer with ACDI/VOCA. We talked to Ahmed about …

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Are We Too Focused on Access to Credit? Agent Banks Boost Resiliency during COVID-19 Pandemic

In early 2020, the Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity began an assessment to understand how the …

Q&A With U.S.-Based, Remote Volunteer Supporting Zambian Business Owners

Zhuoting Xie is a recent graduate of the Brandeis University International Business School, where she earned a master’s degree in …

Q&A with U.S.-Based Volunteer Supporting Impact Investing in West Africa

Camille Accad is a financial expert who works with several subsidiaries and assists with capital markets transactions. Read about Camille’s …

USAID Zambia EDGE Activity Brings Asset-Based Financing to Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Building linkages and business relationships between asset leasing companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is one area of focus …

Kyrgyzstan’s Kupuev Academy Raises $700,000 from ACDI/VOCA Impact Investing Subsidiaries AV Ventures & AV Frontiers

Kupuev Academy, a private, progressive school located in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, announced that it has raised $700,000 in financing. The investment …

Enabling Cyber Access for Youth in Northern Kenya

In 2015, 26-year old Mohammed Ore Ahmed identified a business opportunity in his hometown of Griftu in Wajir County in …

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Creating Agricultural Jobs in Honduras’s Lenca Indigenous Communities

Brenda Aracely Dominguez lives in the highlands of Intibucá, Honduras, on land where her family has grown potatoes for generations. …

Grant Gives New Life to Women’s Hay Farming Business in Northern Kenya

Members of the Tullu Women’s Group hail from Sololo Ward, a community of livestock keepers in the heart of Marsabit …

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 …

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Q&A with Volunteer Providing Business Development Support to SMEs in Zambia

Lusekelo Mwafulilwa is a financial accountant who is partially qualified by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. A resident of …