Posts in Category: Our Impact

Dominican Farmers Take on a Tiny, Formiddable Foe 

01-Sep-2017 Categories: Dominican Republic Our Impact
Helping a $70 million export industry battle a microscopic pest Thrips palmi, also known as "melon thrips." Photo: Stan Diffie, University of Georgia. Used under a Creative Commons ... read more
 

With New Skills Come New Attitudes 

12-Oct-2016 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

For civil servants at the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture in Kandahar, learning new skills was an eye-opening experience.

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An Entrepreneur Focused on Helping Women 

12-Oct-2016 Categories: Mali Our Impact
Sanogo Diarra's fruit processing company has created good jobs for women in her community.... read more
 

In Cambodia, Organizations Get Closer to Achieving their Missions 

12-Oct-2016 Categories: Cambodia Our Impact

With robust training, a Cambodian NGO is transformed into a leader.

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Success is Extra Sweet When Afghan Company Nixes Candy Imports 

21-Sep-2016 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

At Mazatoo Food Production, sales have increased more than fivefold since the company received support from IESC's ABADE Program. 

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Recognizing Success at IESC 

08-Jun-2016 Categories: Afghanistan Egypt Our Impact Press Releases

This May, IESC presented its annual awards at two ceremonies in Washington, DC, and Kabul, Afghanistan. Two volunteers and three staff members were recognized.

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From One Project to Another: Lending a Helping Hand to Advance Afghanistan’s Agribusinesses 

01-Apr-2016 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact

To do development well, we must apply integrated and robust solutions and cultivate a culture of collaboration and learning.

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Two IESC Field-Based Staff Members Earn University Degrees  

24-Feb-2016 Categories: Gender Liberia Our Impact Youth
Jackie Howard (left) and Caroline Flowers (right) pose with their BBA diplomas. In 2012, Caroline Flowers and Jackie Howard spotted a flyer at their university—a flyer that... read more
 

In Liberia, Locally-Produced Furniture Gets a Financial Boost  

17-Feb-2016 Categories: Liberia Our Impact

Emmanuel Wesley Sr. is determined to dispel the long-held notion that Liberia doesn’t produce good quality home and office furniture.

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With Access to Credit, Liberian Manufacturer Meets Farmers’ Demand for Agricultural Machinery 

11-Feb-2016 Categories: Liberia Our Impact

From his garage under a shade tree in the central Liberian town Gbarnga, Benedict Sampson applied for another loan, a loan he didn’t get because he couldn’t afford the bank’s repayment terms. Then Sampson got connected with USAID’s Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX), which works with both banks and borrowers to increase access to finance for small and medium businesses in Liberia.

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