March 2014

‘To educate a girl is to educate a nation’

14-year-old Maimouna is from the small village of Ngoumi in the northern region of Cameroon. She’s at that age where most fathers begin searching husbands for their daughters.

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March 2014

Change agents in Guatemala

In the rural areas of Guatemala, Counterpart International is providing technical support to over 80 extension agents from the Ministry of Agriculture, through a number of trainings and teaching methods. 22 are women

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January 2014

Infographic: Empowerment Through Investment

The most remote regions in Mauritania lacked access to financial services, essential for small scale agriculture production, storage, distribution and other income generating activities. Existing lending …

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January 2014

Breaking the cycle of poverty: Credit unions empower citizens in remote areas of Mauritania

Villagers in the southern areas of Mauritania live in the most remote part of the country that is vulnerable to even the smallest changes in food prices brought on by the onset of droughts.

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November 2013

Counterpart awards 50 best teachers for World Teacher’s Day in Cameroon

By Kulsoom Rizvi 50 teachers from the North Region of Cameroon were awarded prizes at this year’s 20th World Teacher’s Day ceremony for their continuous effort …

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October 2013

Renovated preschool will improve health and education for Moldovan children

When Moldova became independent in 1991, the government faced an economic crisis and only funded programs deemed essential. This left scarce funding for early education, which led to many educational institutions falling into disrepair.

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September 2013

The hope to reach communities in need realized through Counterpart’s SMT Program

By Kulsoom Rizvi The dramatic collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991 left several newly independent states in a turbulent situation, casting a shadow …

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July 2013

Expanded Niger food program means children with disabilities won’t be left out

Even in a place like Niger, where most families struggle through chronic food shortages, some people are especially vulnerable to hunger.

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June 2013

Notes from the field: An on-the-ground glimpse into Counterpart’s work

By Arjun Upadhyay It’s the end of the school year and students are getting ready for the summer break. At the Counterpart International office in …

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April 2013

Georgians poised to deliver independent disaster relief

Georgian authorities will resume responsibility for all disaster response packages in one year, according to a timeline agreed on by the U.S. State Department, Counterpart International and Georgia’s Emergency Management Department.

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