Posts in Category: Our Impact

A New Signed Agreement Will Increase Agricultural Productivity in Yemen 

15-Jan-2015 Categories: Our Impact Yemen

Last month in Sana’a, the Yemen Competitive Agricultural Systems for High-Value Crops program and the Cooperative and Agricultural Credit (CAC) Bank, a Yemeni state bank, signed a memorandum of understanding to increase agricultural productivity in the country. Signed in the presence of the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, the agreement will facilitate building the capacities and practicable skills of 14,000 farmers in seven target provinces: Sana'a, Lahj, Taiz, Dhamar, Raimah, Dhaela and Ibb.

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Letter from the President, December 2014 

Highlights of 2014 from IESC President Tom Miller
22-Dec-2014 Categories: Our Impact

As 2014 draws to a close, IESC continues to celebrate 50 years of supporting emerging economies, creating and preserving jobs, and building the capacity of public institutions. Not only are IESC’s programs thriving, but IESC as an organization is growing and improving in exciting ways.

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Look Out McDonald's: Expansion on the Menu for Afghan Entrepreneur 

Investment partnerships allow businesses to grow
15-Sep-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Sept. 2014—Rising demand for tasty meals served quickly has paid off for at least one small business owner in Herat, Afghanistan. Inspired by the success of his first Chipsi fast food restaurant, businessman Naeem Yusofi... read more
 

In Lebanon, A Coastal Bakery Flourishes 

06-Aug-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Naji expanded his bakery business with a loan through the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance Program. Ever since Naji returned from Brazil to settle in Jbeil, Mount Lebanon, he has worked ... read more
 

Busy with Bees in Lebanon 

06-May-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Leyla probably doesn't think of herself as being in "agribusiness," but that's the way she spends most of her working and waking hours. She's the major breadwinner in her family of five in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, and... read more
 

IESC Volunteer Helps Women Artisans Achieve Economic Independence  

05-May-2014 Categories: Our Impact Sri Lanka Volunteer Stories

Ms. Cheick has volunteered with International Executive Service Corps (IESC) five times since 2004, making trips to Ghana, Benin, Swaziland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Lesotho to train artisans to access markets and develop export-quality products. In 2012, she traveled to Sri Lanka to advise the development of the Sri Lanka Peace Collection, an initiative to assist war widows in traditional handloom textile weaving centers by creating a competitive brand for international markets.

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Volunteer Shares Organics Expertise In Tunisia 

24-Apr-2014 Categories: Our Impact Tunisia Volunteer Stories
Volunteering is a real world way to get outside our desires, and ourselves, to experience something new and rewarding. It’s a way to truly give, just for the satisfaction of helping others achieve a better life.” -Melody... read more
 

Women Innovators: Cultivating New Business in Afghanistan 

19-Mar-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Hakima had a great business idea – to produce organic fertilizer on a commercial scale through vermicomposting, while promoting organic farming and training women to create their own nutrient-rich compost for kitchen... read more
 

English Language Courses Held in Afghanistan Province 

24-Jan-2014 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
IESC is the primary implementing organization for the Capacity Building and Change Management Program (CBCMP) for the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock in Afghanistan. The program was designed to help the... read more
 

IESC Helps Moroccan Companies Become More Productive 

30-Dec-2013 Categories: Morocco Our Impact
IESC is the primary implementer of Morocco Commercial Development Organizations Support Program, which is funded by The U.S. State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). As part of this program, IESC... read more
 
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