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Remembering IESC Employee Ward Chamberlin, Jr.
03-Mar-2017 Categories: Press Releases

IESC is sad to hear of the passing of one of its early employees, Ward Chamberlin Jr., who died on February 23, 2017, at the age of 95.

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Powered by Chocolate, Women Drive Community Change  

The smell of chocolate in the air is heady, even a bit distracting, as I sit down to talk with about 10 women who run Chocolala and Chocal, two factories in the northern Altamira region of Dominican Republic. 

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Be Bold for Change 

02-Mar-2017 Categories: Afghanistan International Women's Day

We are committed to growing strong resilient economies that can withstand tumult and crises, be it disease, natural disaster, political instability, or armed conflict. To do that, you must have the participation of half of the world’s people.

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IESC Volunteer Lynda Swenson Named VEGA Volunteer of the Year 2016 

14-Dec-2016 Categories: Egypt Lebanon 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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ABADE Organizes Expo to Increase Sales of Afghan Products 

28-Oct-2016 Categories: Afghanistan

On October 18, ABADE hosted an exhibition in Mazar-e-Sharif aimed at increasing sales of Afghan products. 

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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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New IESC Program in Tanzania Will Foster Inclusive Economic Growth 

29-Sep-2016

IESC has been awarded a new four-year, $20 million program in Tanzania that will help foster inclusive, broad-based economic growth.

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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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