Stories

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November 2022

Turi Kumwe Empowers Burundi Woman to Become an Emerging Community Leader

Through the self-confidence she gained by participating in the USAID-funded Turi Kumwe project, 27-year old Quelida Ndihokubwayo, from Kinyinya, Burundi, is an emerging leader in …

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November 2022

Growing School Gardens in Mozambique Fosters a New Hope

Agriculture has historically been part of the daily routine for families in rural areas, whether for commercial or subsistence production, agriculture is a key piece …

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November 2022

Disabled Nigerien Woman Finds Her Voice in Local Governance

Rabi Abdou was born with a disability to a poor Nigerien family. Because of the social stigma attached to disabilities, Abdou never had the opportunity …

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November 2022

Inclusive Fellowship Program Prepares Future Timorese Workforce

Apolonia dos Santos Soares, 29, is a student at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL). Originally from Ermera, Apolonia came to UNTL to realize her …

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November 2022

Private Sector Partnership Strengthens NGO Financial Literacy

Rosalia Tereza Pereira is a 24-year-old employee of Associação de Deficientes de Timor-Leste (ADTL), an advocacy organization for persons with disabilities in Timor-Leste and the …

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November 2022

Making bricks and gaining equality in Gisuru

A group of Burundians, comprised of two men and two women, brought innovation to their village by setting up local manufacturing of bricks.  Nibigira Rose, …

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