Although the Government of Sri Lanka responded swiftly and decisively to the COVID-19 pandemic, minimizing the spread of the virus in the country, the 24-hour curfews and restrictions on gatherings made in-person trainings and educational sessions impossible. In response to this challenge, USAID’s youth skills development and entrepreneurship project, YouLead, catalyzed private sector collaborations to rapidly expand its outreach to youth…read more
ENGINE Supported capacity building leads to Successful Mango Cultivation Business
As a child, in lieu of playing with his friends, John Mwakitalu would opt to work in his family’s garden where he would “help the plants grow”. He was fascinated with the plants’ life cycles and wanted to learn more. In pursuit of this knowledge, John attended Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, and studied with the SUGECO Business…read more
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 would shape the next three years of their college experience and beyond. It was a flyer was soliciting interns for IESC’s USAID-funded Investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX), which provides business loan facilitation and technical assistance…read more
From left to right: Will Lerch, Charlotte Goodenow, Saachi Makkar, Namita Paul, Udunopa Abalu, Porscha Winston
As the summer winds down, it’s time to say goodbye to our summer interns. We enjoyed having them in our headquarters office in Washington, D.C. and we appreciate all their hard work and enthusiasm. Our interns make vital contributions to the organization.
This summer we had…read more