In recent days we’ve been hit with a seemingly ceaseless cycle of disastrous news – from the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan to the protracted crisis in Syria.
Maria Samillano’s simple life with her husband and three children was agitated when super typhoon Haiyan smashed its way to her coastal village in Laua-an, Antique, Philippines. Haiyan completely destroyed her small house made of bamboo and even disrupted her livelihood.
Towards the end of February in the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest.
Collective savings and access to loans have helped a group of women in Ethiopia cope longer with the ongoing drought, but now resources are running out.
In the small village of Maboleo in northeastern Tanzania, Rehema Sharia is a 13-year-old girl living with her grandmother. Like many young girls, she dreams of becoming a doctor. But darkness was a major obstacle to achieving her dream.
Historic climate deal has not saved the world, but it gives a ray of hope for the world’s poorest people
PARIS (Dec.12, 2015) If countries adopt the climate agreement released in Paris today, the world will have reached a landmark moment in the fight against climate change, but it is still not enough for the world’s poorest people, says CARE, one of the world’s leading humanitarian organizations.
A recent study of Village Savings and Loans Associations in the Enhancing Community Resilience Project in Malawi provides a 2,900% return on investment. The external evaluator estimates that for every $1 invested in VSLAs,
PARIS (Dec. 2, 2015) – Three major civil society groups demand that the UN climate talks follow through on leaders’ calls for action to help the world’s most vulnerable people.