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August 2016
Building for the Future in Guatemala’s Western Highlands

On a beautiful August day in the Western Highlands, we round the corner to see a field full of sheep, with one of Guatemala’s almost countless volcanoes in the distance. Children run around giving the sheep hugs and playing games while their parents talk, laugh, and prepare fresh tamales for lunch. Set atop a rolling […]

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August 2016
Coffee and Opportunity in the Land of the Trees

This story is part of our series on Counterpart’s Food for Progress program in Guatemala. Guatemala, the “Land of the Trees,” is famous for its vast rainforests, steep volcanoes, and ancient ruins. Just smaller than Pennsylvania, its largest industry is agriculture with nearly 50% of Guatemalans involved in various vegetable crops, coffee, sugar and bananas. With […]

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August 2016
Civil Society and Government Align for Transparency in Central America

“Over the last five years of socio-political life in Honduras, we have witnessed… successes and setbacks. The public outcry… to allow space for transparency and accountability…culminated to an unprecedented scale.” —Counterpart International COO, Derek Hodkey noted some months ago in Tegucigalpa. And the citizens of the region are working proactively to see this through. Dedicated […]

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August 2016
1.8 Billion Youth, Infinite Potential for the Future

 We live in a world with the largest global youth population ever – 1.8 billion – many of whom reside in developing countries. In fact, according the United Nations, in the world’s 48 least developed countries, children or adolescents make up a majority of the population. At such a unique time in history, we – […]

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August 2016
Indigenous Peoples Continue Driving Their Destinies

Celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples today brings us back to the beginning of our work 50 years ago. Our founders, Betty Bryant Silverstein and Father Stan Hosie, saw first-hand that the world had forgotten the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific, despite the many sacrifices the island communities endured during World War II. So, they […]

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August 2016
Young Leaders Transforming Africa & the World

With such a tremendous youth population across African countries, the possibilities are endless. Realizing this, President Obama launched the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2014 to invest in the next generation of African leaders.

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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

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 gay, we come from all of […]

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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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