Employment & Job Training

Expanding Possibilities for Women Entrepreneurs in Guatemala

By Jessica Ayala Just over a year ago, Sucely Rocsana Reyes Molina never would have imagined that she would own a flourishing formal dairy business …

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Indispensable: Recognizing & Rebranding the Work of Brazil’s Trash Recyclers

By Roseli Bianchi and Lizzie Hickman In Brazil, some low-income families make ends meet through recycling. However, the process is not as simple as sorting …

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Vision 4 Housing: A Kenya Case Study

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Cooperative Development Program – Cooperative Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy & Research (CLEAR) Vision 4 Housing Cooperative got off to a …

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Young Doctor Inspires Botswanan Girls to Dream Big and Break Barriers

Photos courtesy of Dr. Aone Gogontle Ditirwa Dr. Aone Gogontle Ditirwa, 25, is from Bobonong, in the Eastern horn of Botswana, and one of the …

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Youth with Disability Transformed into an Enabler

A young male uses his personal story to inspire other youth to engage In the city of Shoonah Janoobiyah, to the west of the capital, …

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A Facebook Post Changes Female Youth’s Life

A lifechanging Facebook post enables female youth to empower women to become financially independent Rama Rababah, 24 year, resides in Zarqa, northeast of the Capital. …

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Entrepreneurship Development Activity in Sri Lanka Wins Global Communities “One Good Idea” Award

In 2015, Global Communities’ launched the One Good Idea Award as an opportunity to create, innovate and promote learning from within and capture the innovation …

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India Boys’ Home Residents Gain New Skills, Perspectives Behind the Lens

In June 1985, the piercing green eyes of an Afghan refugee girl peered out at National Geographic readers in what would become one of the …

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USAID SCORE in Sri Lanka Promotes Beekeeping as an Innovative Way to Mitigate Human-elephant Conflict and Improve Local Livelihoods

Following the community resettlement in 2010, frequent incidents of elephants raiding crops in the Paddikudiyeruppu GN division in Vavuniya North in Sri Lanka have resulted …

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From a Single Parent with Disabilities to a Role-model and Businesswoman

This is the second part of the four-parts series. Read the beginning here: https://is.gd/AORh4l In many rural communities of Northern Ghana, farmers depend on a …

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USAID SCORE Facilitates Outboard Engine Training for Fishermen in North Sri Lanka

Pias Sandrakumar, a 26-year-old fisherman from the resettled village of Ilawalai North West in Jaffna in the conflict-affected North of Sri Lanka, used to worry …

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Women Helping Women in Business During a #SheMeansBusiness Workshop in Egypt

In Egypt, women entrepreneurs are often overlooked for funding by financial institutions in a male-dominated business world. Ensuring these women have access to financial skills …

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Sarah’s Season of Growth: Forging a Path Out of Poverty

As a farmer, Sarah Ben understands there is a season for everything. Even so, she has known more than her fair share of loss—from the …

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CREATE Program in Yemen Empowers Youth to Challenge Themselves

By Asmaa Uqba, Reporting & Communications Officer, Global Communities Yemen During my visits to the Vocational Training institute, I encountered some trainees that caught my …

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Ghana

Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Ghana How one program is changing incentives to help women enter non-traditional occupations By Karla Yoder, Economic Development and Workforce …

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Agriculture & Food Security Programming

Agriculture & Food Security Programming Global Communities’ agriculture and food security programs aim to improve livelihoods through increasing agricultural production and sales and enhancing food security …

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From Sex Worker to Car Washer: DREAMS Program Helping Young Women Live Empowered Lives

From Sex Worker to Car Washer: DREAMS Program Helping Young Women Live Empowered Lives This article first appeared on BBC Swahili |  By Idris Situma Twenty-three year …

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MENA YES: Adapting and Sustaining Demand-Driven Training Programs

Adapting and Sustaining Demand-Driven Training Programs: A Case Study from the Middle East While the unprecedented transitions taking place in Middle East and North Africa …

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