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Empowering Women in India through Self-Help Groups

By Sushmita Mukherjee Global Communities believes in the power and potential of women’s collectives to bring about positive change. In…

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Supporting Economic Resilience through Increased Livelihoods in Sri Lanka

By Nagarajah Sathyaruban and Amila Jayamaha In Sri Lanka’s Mullaitivu district, a lack of job opportunities and career guidance avenues has…

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Reflecting on the COVID-19 Response Program’s Impact in San Diego

In May 2020, the world could not fathom what the future had in store, nor could Global Communities (then Project…

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Disaster Planning Pays Off in Northwest Syria

By Adile Sahin Originally from Hama, Asem has been displaced several times, like most Syrians, to escape the war at…

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Equitable Partnerships to Support Women’s Economic Empowerment & Combat Gender-Based Violence

By Mabel Bejarano Cobo Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to be part of a panel at the Gender…

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USAID and Equity Bank partner to unlock $5M in lending to artisanal and small-scale mining operators in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Equity BCDC have partnered to unlock financial services…

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Protecting Ghana from the Spread of COVID-19, One Community at a Time

By Emefa Baidoo and Senam Ntow Like many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana was not prepared to respond to…

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Using the New Digital Savings Group Hub to Eliminate Paper, Inspire Savings 

Digitization can feel overwhelming — and even risky when considering inherent equity and access issues. Yet, with the right resources,…

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The Vitas Lab: Building Brighter Futures Through Financial Innovation 

By Rohit Kulkarni and Lizzie Hickman  Low- and middle-income countries were hit hard by COVID-19, as revenue streams dried up…

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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…

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USAID and Equity Bank partner to unlock $5M in lending to artisanal and small-scale mining operators in eastern DRC

Kinshasa, DRC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Equity BCDC have partnered to unlock financial services…

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Working to End Period Shame and Poverty in Parts of Africa

Lack of education on menstrual hygiene and health, persisting taboos and stigma, limited access to menstrual products and poor sanitation…

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USAID’S Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project Launches Refiners Community of Practice to Help Set Up Responsible Gold Supply Chain from Eastern DRC

A pre-competitive and collaborative group of refiners familiar with the challenges of sourcing artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) gold from…

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USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project Launches Refiners Community of Practice to Help Set Up Responsible Gold Supply Chain from Eastern DRC

By Rachel Brass – Director, Market Linkages and Investment, USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project Gold refiners Heimerle + Meule,…

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Rebuilding a Sense of Home and Hope in Honduras

By Alberto Vásquez Padilla Martha’s broad and welcoming smile begins to fade as she starts to tell her story. Originally…

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Q&A with Arwa Alkhawaja, COVID Outreach Specialist in San Diego

By Natalia López-Thismón When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Global Communities (then operating as PCI) moved quickly to collaborate…

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Building Demand for Responsibly-Sourced Gold from Eastern Congo

Many communities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rely on artisanal and small-scale mining as a primary livelihood….

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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…

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