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July 2016
Lifting Elephants in Burkina Faso

‘If the ants get together, they can lift an elephant.’ -Burkinabé Saying Children cling tightly to hand turned ropes as they descend 30 meters or more into the reddish-brown earth. Sliding slowly down tight and dark mine shafts, the dim light from their flashlight breaks the darkness. Once they reach the bottom of the mine, […]

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July 2016
Building the Future of “The Warm Heart of Africa”

  On July 6, 1964, Malawi gained its independence from the British. In the fifty-two years since, this beautiful southern African nation has faced some unique challenges on its development path. In spite of these issues, the nation has long been known as The Warm Heart of Africa, due to the kindness of Malawians who […]

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June 2016
Pray for Orlando

By: President & CEO Joan Parker The Counterpart community is shocked and saddened by the horrible tragedy in Orlando, where a man filled with hate and fear took the lives of so many vibrant, innocent people at the Pulse Club. Our community of 450 individuals is heterogeneous.  We are proud that we are straight and […]

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May 2016
Hope in Honduras

As the crisp mountain air sweeps through the jungles of Honduras, change is in the air. In spite of the threat of ongoing violence, in recent years, citizens of Honduras have stood up and said, ‘Basta!’ — Enough! Honduras had one of the highest murder rates in the world in 2011. Police and government officials were […]

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May 2016
Raul Herrera, Counterpart Board Member and Visionary

Counterpart International Board Member and Vice Chair Raul Herrera is driven by justice. Although an accomplished corporate attorney, it is his years of pro-bono work that recently won him accolades. In April 2016, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), awarded Raul and his colleagues at Arnold & Porter with their 2016 Vision Award for their […]

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May 2016
Dominican Republic Isn’t Coasting Through Climate Plans

On April 18, 2016, the Vice President of the Dominican National Council on Climate Change, Omar Ramírez Tejada, met with Counterpart International President and CEO, Joan Parker, Board Chair, Deborah Nolan, the Executive Director of the Social Sector Accelerator, Teresa Crawford and Counterpart’s Country Representative in the Dominican Republic, Paul Guggenheim, to discuss the design […]

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May 2016
Moroccan Democracy Sparked at the Local Level

Communities in Fez, Morocco, strive to have their voices heard by local authorities planning and implementing local policies and projects, and the newly elected municipal council is more than convinced of the key role that civil society can play in the decision-making process at the local level. The council’s president, Driss Azami Al-Idrissi, convened civil […]

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April 2016
Senegalese Community Begins in the Garden

Farming has long been the way of life in Senegal. Despite the harsh and arid landscape, this communal tradition has been passed down from generation to generation, and is still very much alive today. Nearly 77 percent of Senegalese are subsistence farmers. Although farming has always been a difficult practice, in recent years it has […]

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