Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting U.S. small businesses, is a good opportunity to highlight the importance of women-owned and managed small businesses around the world. Read more >>
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Luzmila Huarancca Gutiérrez began making textiles at home in Ayacucho, a region located in the Andean Highlands. The quality of her work quickly attracted buyers from across Peru and abroad, and today she is a leader in the artisanal textile industry, managing a network of 800 artisans in Ayacucho.
I am excited to have just returned from the kick-off of the Equal Futures Partnership to expand women’s opportunities around the world. The event was held in New York City and part of a number of events USAID is participating in during the United Nations General Assembly this week.
According to experts, in the first grade children must learn how to read and understand what they read. In the second grade, they must improve their fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. With more fluency there is greater chance for children to understand what they have read. That’s why in countries that are are more advanced in education, there are set reading standards for children. In Latin America, children [...]
A video for international youth week. This fun video about chocolate and cacao, the key alternative to coca in USAID’s alternative development program, was produced by a Cedro-supported youth network in the Peruvian jungle. Cedro is a USAID Peru local grantee and a key civil society player in the fight against drugs.
Last week I was in Durban, South Africa where I attended the Seventeenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-17). Climate-resilient, low carbon development is sustainable development, so it’s no surprise that many of the issues addressed at COP-17 are crucially important to USAID’s development [...]
Darwin Mori Barbaran was born one of 10 to a school teacher and a jewelry artisan deep in the Peruvian jungle. When he was a child, both of his parents died in tragic accidents. He was forced to confront the grim realities of the hinterlands at a young age –the tough physical labor life there [...]