February 2015

Insights from Guatemala

I recently traveled to Guatemala with fellow Board members, Joan Parker and Counterpart staff.

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February 2015

Protecting 10th Century Artifacts Restores an Ethiopian Community

For more than 72 years, “The Ark of the Covenant,” believed to shelter the 10 Commandments given to Moses, remained safe among the Zay people on the southern Ethiopian island of Tulu Gudo.

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February 2015

Mauritania Woman Becomes First Female Veterinarian in her Pastoral Community

Magham, Mauritania is a pastoral village with 300 residents and 2,500 cattle.

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January 2015

Scholarship Program Helps Students Strengthen their Communities in Honduras

María Nely Laínez is a homeless single mother of two. She is also, at 29-years-old, finally a student in the eighth grade.

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August 2014

Investing in People to Help Communities ‘Control Their Own Destiny’

The first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit concluded on Wednesday afternoon with a speech by President Obama. In his closing remarks, he stated:

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August 2014

Counterpart’s Priorities and Hopes for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

This week, President Obama has been meeting in Washington, D.C. with 50 leaders from African countries. This is the first time an American president has …

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May 2014

Investing in the development of local farmers in Guatemala

73 extensionists graduated from Counterpart International’s Certificate Rural Extension Program in April, the first class since the closing of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) extension system and university programs in 1990.

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March 2014

Notes from the Field: Gone Fishing in Haiti

The road to Jacquesil, a small fishing town on the edge of Haiti’s northern coast, seems greener than the choked roads of the city we’ve just left. As we approach Caracol Bay, piles of empty conch shells are pink-white evidence of a one-time bountiful harvest from these waters.

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March 2014

VIDEO: Protecting Coastal Environments in the Caribbean

One the island of Hispaniola, both Haiti and the Dominican Republic are trying to balance human development with sustainable coastal ecosystems.

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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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