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Fly-Tying Deals Bring Sweet Success

I grew up along the swampy shores of Lake Victoria in Western Kenya, where fish is our favorite meal. Read more >>

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Pioneering African Entrepreneurship on Display at Diaspora Marketplace

At the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II) at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., participants showcased their promising ideas for businesses to create employment and strengthen trade in emerging markets in sub-Saharan Africa. Read more >>

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Investing in Women to Change the World

In this era of slow growth, high unemployment, and fiscal woes, investing in women is an economic imperative. Fortunately, this recognition has taken hold in several quarters. At the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Women and the Economy last week, Secretary Clinton argued that “by increasing women’s participation in the economy and enhancing […]

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Beyond ARVs: Comprehensive HIV Interventions in Ethiopia

An estimated 1.1 million people in Ethiopia are living with HIV/AIDS, which makes the country home to one of the largest populations of HIV-infected individuals in the world, according to UNAIDS.  Ethiopia is also one of the poorest countries in the world; only four countries fare worse than Ethiopia on the UN Development Program’s Human […]

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Micro Entrepreneurs, Big Dreams

One of Bibi's daughters at work embellishing a shalwar. Photo Credit: USAID/Pakistan

Meet Khanum Bibi, an ordinary Punjabi wife in Pakistan, who is contributing to her family’s income. Read more >>

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Nigeria @ 50: Microenterprises Support Caregiver Families

Jamila and her husband display their peanut butter. Business skills training has empowered many woman caregivers to engage in effective business practices. Photo Credit: Fernando Maldonado, USAID/MARKETS

USAID training in Nigeria equips participants with practical business skills to become successful entrepreneurs. Read more >>

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USAID Hosts over 130 Guests for Agency’s Iftar

By Hilda Arellano, Counselor for the U.S. Agency for International Development Last night, I was honored to stand in as host for our USAID Iftar, as our Administrator, Dr. Raj Shah, was touring the flood-affected areas of Pakistan.  An Iftar marks nightly breaking of the fast, which practicing Muslims undertake during the holy month of […]

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Changing Tides

A USAID program helps break the stigma of female entrepreneurship in Pakistan.

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4 People Who Can Change Ghana

submitted by Amanda Parsons Henry Adobor Aceritas will start raising Boer goats for the local market. Tenu Awoonor is going to build Student Card Limited, a company designed to provide cashless payments for school fees and student lunches with the use of a multifunctional identification card. Paul Ansah’s ANSA Systems Limited will work to provide […]

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USAID Supports Rural Pakistani Women Farmers

The Rural Livelihood Development Program in Balochistan built the capacity of 50 female community organizations to increase crop and livestock productivity, improve on-farm water management, and foster improved market linkages for agricultural inputs and outputs. The program also provides institutional capacity building to 200 community organizations which train women in entrepreneurial skills, improved marketing, and […]

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