Expanding Economic Opportunity

Pass the Mic: Growing from Our Roots: Exploring the History and Future of Cooperative Development Programming at Global Communities

By Paula Rudnicka, Sr. Manager for Public Affairs at Global Communities Global Communities’ history is deeply rooted in the cooperative movement. Our organization was created …

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New USAID-funded Program to Strengthen Worker Cooperatives in Guatemala and Kenya

Silver Spring, MD – Global Communities announces a new award from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement CLEAR+—the second phase of …

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Catalyzing Success for Sri Lanka’s Women Entrepreneurs through SCORE

Over 50 women entrepreneurs from across Sri Lanka recently gathered for “SCORE Women in Action: Advancing Women Entrepreneurs Through Digital Technology.” The event was organized …

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Fostering Financial Stability: Co-op Savings Group in Zambia Fuels Women’s Mutual Growth

Until recently, Emelda Munkombwe was just scraping by with her tomato business, barely making enough money to put food on the table for her family. …

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How Village Savings & Loans Groups Saved $7,000 in Only Four Months

By David Mbulula Garamba National Park lies in the Haut-Uélé province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), along the border with South Sudan. …

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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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Increasing the Climate Resilience and Productivity of Emerging Farmers in Zambia

In Zambia, agriculture is a key employment sector and one that is essential to local food security. However, emerging farmers are facing many challenges, including …

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Engaging Men in Women’s Economic Advancement in Guatemala

PCI, a Global Communities Partner, and Promundo-US launch pilot program to transform harmful gender norms Working with women alone is not enough to bring about …

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Rising the Tide with Michele Gay

If you ask LimeLife by Alcone, the perfect foundation to any beauty routine is contributing to a cycle of empowerment. Since 2017, the cosmetic line’s …

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Kosovo Youth Transform Their Business with Newly Gained Entrepreneurial Skills

Originally published by USAID Less than two years ago, Fatbardha Muharremi and Herolinda Rexhepi were jobless. Fatbardha had recently graduated from college with a degree …

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Disabling Myths with Abled Minds

USAID SCORE supports persons with disabilities start livelihoods By Kathya de Silva Senarath Thirty-three-year-old Isuru Piyumal, from the rural village of Nugeyaya in Sri Lanka’s …

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Driving Women’s Financial Inclusion Forward with Digital Technology

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world online, a digital shift was taking place in rural Tanzania, and indeed around the world. In August …

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Is It Too Late for Systems Thinking? Lessons Learned on Adopting a Market Systems Approach Mid-Program

By Karla Yoder, Global Communities Economic Development/Workforce Specialist This blog was originally published on Marketlinks.org Agribusiness Investment for Market Stimulation (AIMS) is a U.S. Department …

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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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Small Change Adding Up for Children in Rural Guatemala

If money talks, then it’s never too soon to start a conversation about savings. And in the Cruz Regional community of Cuilco, Guatemala, a small …

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Nlangmal and the Bicycle: Small Investments Making a Big Difference

Nlangmal and the Bicycle: Small Investments Making a Big Difference By Bethany Davidson,Programs Manager for Resiliency in Northern Ghana (RING) Project Nlangmal and her daughter …

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When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Syrian Entrepreneurs Creating New Economic Opportunities in Jordan

When One Door Closes, Another Opens: Syrian Entrepreneurs Creating New Economic Opportunities in Jordan The Alwis Brothers Co. was established in Syria in 1935 as …

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Global Communities-Peace Corps Partnership Continues

Global Communities-Peace Corps Partnership Continues Last month under the USAID Twiyubake program, Global Communities partnered with the US Peace Corps to deliver training on the …

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