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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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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
 

Building Stronger Local Organizations in Cambodia 

20-Nov-2015 Categories: Cambodia
For Cambodians returning to their native country, starting over is an extraordinary challenge. Few of those returning have much, if any, knowledge of the local language and customs; even fewer have the necessary resources.... read more
 

Businesses in the ABADE Program Honored in Kabul for Global Entrepreneurship Week 

19-Nov-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Press Releases
On November 17, in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, USAID hosted an event at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and recognized 34 ABADE investment partners. Together, these Afghan entrepreneurs have invested $46... read more
 

ABADE Team Organizes to help Afghan Children Stay Warm this Winter 

04-Nov-2015 Categories: Afghanistan

The winter temperature in Kabul can get pretty cold, around 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and down into the teens at night. For the ABADE Program team, the approaching winter is a concern. Not for themselves, but for the local Afghan children, many of whom work on the street and may not have proper clothing to stay warm.

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New Signed Agreement Will Connect Liberian Farmers with Credit 

02-Nov-2015 Categories: Liberia Press Releases
USAID and Afriland First Bank sign agreement to increase agricultural lending in Liberia MONROVIA — In a signing ceremony on Tuesday, October 13, at the Mamba Point Hotel, representatives from the USAID mission in Liberia ... read more
 

New Program Will Improve Quality and Export of High Value Fruits and Vegetables in the Dominican Republic 

19-Oct-2015 Categories: Dominican Republic Press Releases
IESC will implement a new four-year program in the Dominican Republic to improve the quality and production of horticulture products for domestic and export markets. A produce market in the... read more
 

For Afghan Farmers, A Ministry Prepared to Serve 

16-Oct-2015 Categories: Afghanistan Our Impact
Employees of the Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock "clock in" for the day on a handwritten ledger. Photo: Noor Seddiq By Leigh Stephens and Lisa... read more
 
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