November 2012

Planting roots and watching them grow: how one onion farmer’s life has been transformed

In Senegal, the dry northern area called the Fouta is known for migration; Fouta youth often leave in search of economic opportunities despite the potential of local agriculture. But for some, coming home turns out to be the best opportunity.

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November 2012

Wetland farming reinvigorates a community, providing stability and opportunity

With 72 hectares of reservoir-fed land, the community of Issoufouri at the edge of the Sahara in Niger had a valuable resource. Beginning in 1970, …

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November 2012

Communities in Cameroon Plant the Seeds of Academic Success

For kids in the impoverished and largely inaccessible region of Bui in North West Cameroon, hunger pains used to easily drown out the voices of schoolteachers.

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November 2012

Critically-needed food saves one mother’s child and wakes up a whole community

Counterpart International’s staff in Mauritania visited the village of Medine to monitor children’s health and found a little boy named Khané Mint Izidbih severely malnourished.

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Donors set aside aid for Mauritania

With support from USAID, Counterpart will increase employment, promote community-improvement projects, distribute funds to farmers, and train health workers on measures to reduce the spread of water-borne diseases.

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July 2012

Protection Rations to Households With Malnourished Children

Much of the food aid for drought-stricken West Africa has gone to malnourished children. Now more aid is arriving to protect their nutritional gains.

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July 2012

Counterpart Brings Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test to Rural Mauritania

Counterpart International is the first organization to bring a new, quick test for malaria to community health programs in Mauritania.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Village Development Committees Increasing Food Security and Resiliency

For the 53 members of the Bouté women’s cooperative in Mauritania’s Guidimakha region, a simple grain mill was all it took to transform their community.

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May 2012

Aid Reaches Somalis Hit by Double Disaster

In the fall of 2011, thousands of families who had fled Somalia’s dangerous south for the north began to experience a devastating famine.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Microfinance for Resiliency – But Will It Last?

When we think of responses to malnutrition and ways to help communities survive crises like food shortages and drought, many people’s minds often turn to visions of warehouses full of food for distribution to communities unable to pull themselves out of poverty.

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