March 10, 2022

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘breaking the bias’. The theme is about working towards a diverse world, one free of stereotypes and discrimination, that is equitable and inclusive. IESC’s Farmer-to-Farmer program (F2F) in Kenya is celebrating one of our hosts, the Emuka Moringa Farmers’ Cooperative (EMFC) – a cooperative with a majority membership of women pastoralists and crop farmers, focused on growing moringa, which is…

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March 6, 2022


International Women’s Day 2022: Break the Bias
IESC’s Home Office team works to break the bias.

By David Hartingh, President and CEO

Today IESC kicks off…

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March 11, 2021

There are a few reasons why people might prefer an alternative to pizza made with classic wheat-based dough, for example, food allergies or taste preferences. Dominican Chef Valeria García saw an opportunity for her to re-imagine pizza and transform the way diners consume this popular dish. After studying abroad at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, she created a recipe for pizza dough that uses cauliflower-based…

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March 8, 2021

This blog was written by Bonnie Osborn, a Communications Specialist that has conducted successful volunteer assignments on the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Access to Finance program in Tanzania and the USAID Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) program. Bonnie had the opportunity to work closely with the women in the communities she served and believes their stories should be shared and celebrated…

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March 8, 2021

By David Hartingh, President and CEO

Today we recognize International Women’s Day, a global event that celebrates the achievements of women and raises awareness about women’s equality issues. This year’s theme is Choose to Challenge, which calls on each of us to help create a more inclusive and gender equal world.

At IESC, we celebrate International Women’s Day by recognizing the immense contributions of our dedicated and…

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March 8, 2019


International Women’s Day 2019: “Better the balance, better the world”

By David Hartingh, President and CEO

IESC’s Home Office team bettering the balance.

Today, March 8, we celebrate…

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March 7, 2018

By Carybeth Reddy and Aichata Mohamed Sako

Diallo Sako runs a successful soap import company in Bamako, Mali.

In Mali’s capital of Bamako, Diallo Hawa Traore runs a soap company, one of the first in the city to sell gabakourouni, a special soap from Ivory Coast. She started the company more than a dozen years ago. Diallo’s wholesale and retail customers know…

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