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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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Addressing Housing Challenges through Cooperatives

By Ashley Holst One of the global victims of rising inequality and climate change is access to decent housing. Housing…

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Shaping the Future of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in International Development

Achieving equity in all facets of the international development sector, from why and how we do this work to who…

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Responding to Humanitarian Needs in Ukraine

Since the war began in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, an estimated 5 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries,…

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Reducing Black Maternal Deaths by Raising the Standard of Care

Rooted in institutional racism and implicit biases, and impacted by the social determinants of health, Black women are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than their white peers. At least 60 percent of these deaths are preventable, which is why Global Communities’ Healthy Start program provides a continuum of high-quality maternal and infant care for diverse Black and immigrant communities in San Diego, CA.

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Confronting Climate Change with Bold, Community-Based Actions

By Tanner Roark Climate change is here. It can be seen in every corner of the world, from heatwaves in…

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Finding a Safe Space in Syria: Hamida’s Story

For more than half of her life, Hamida has been exposed to the trauma, violence and instability of war. The…

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Giving Kudumbimalai a Lifeline

By Rukshana Rizwie and Lizzie Hickman In Sri Lanka’s Batticaloa district, deep within the jungles of Koralai Pattu South, sits…

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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…

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Artisanal miner in DRC

Local Solution to Improved Transparency in Responsible Minerals Trade in Congo’s Ituri Province

How USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project is strengthening local civil society to carry out due diligence through a new…

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A Kenyan woman smiles while holding Kenya's flag in front of her.

Lessons from Kenya on Empowering Women in Housing Cooperatives

By Fredrick Nyagah and Tindi Sitati According to data from the International Cooperative Research Group, women represent only 30 percent…

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Reflecting on USAID YouthPower Jordan’s Long-Lasting Impact 

By: Carrie Hessler-Radelet, President of Global Communities We at Global Communities believe that today’s youth should not have to wait…

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The Role of WASH in Sustaining Maternal Health During Delivery: Reflections from Global Communities WASH for Health Program, Ghana

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) play a foundational role in improving maternal health outcomes during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum.

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Mining site in DRC's Ituri Province

USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project Facilitates Landmark Agreement in Congo’s Ituri Province

By Kevin Eze The banks of the Ituri River are teeming with men and women searching for gold. For many…

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Al-Mahfad Water Supply Enhancement Project

Solar-Powered Pumping System Brings Clean Water to Community in Yemen

Yemen’s ongoing conflict had pushed the community of Al-Mahfad to undertake extreme measures to deal with water shortage. Residents were…

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