Posts in Category: Egypt

IESC Volunteer Lynda Swenson Named VEGA Volunteer of the Year 2016 

14-Dec-2016 Categories: Egypt Lebanon Press Releases Volunteer Stories

On International Volunteer Day, VEGA recognized Lynda Swenson for her extensive history of volunteering—which includes over 50 volunteer assignments in the last 10 years.

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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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For Egypt's Farmers, Support from an Experienced Volunteer 

22-Dec-2015 Categories: Egypt Volunteer Stories
Allyn Lamb is a committed Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer. He has completed assignments in Nigeria, Ghana, and, Egypt. He is a retired executive of Senior Farm Credit System and has years of experience in finance, farm business... read more
 

IESC Awards 

IESC Honors Volunteers and Staff for Service, Dedication, and Impact On May 13, IESC presented its annual awards to volunteers and staff for their service and dedication to improve lives and livelihoods around the world.... read more
 

Donkey Carts and Nervous Banks: Agriculture Lending in Egypt 

Volunteer expert Michael Braden recounts his experience in Egypt with Farmer to Farmer Program
27-Feb-2015 Categories: Egypt Volunteer Stories

Seeing the donkey-drawn carts heaped with hand-harvested corn gave me a taste of the challenges facing Egypt’s agriculture finance sector. Driving past fields in Sohag, Egypt, I contrasted the back breaking field labor these villagers exert to eke out a living on three feddan (3.12 acres), against the efficiencies of behemoth corn choppers I see American farm clients use, machines that harvest the same area in about a minute.

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