December 8, 2020

IESC F2F Volunteer Expert Supports Youth Cooperative to Strategically and Sustainably Manage Youth-Support Programs
Sokoine University Graduate Entrepreneurs Cooperative (SUGECO), a youth cooperative located in Morogoro, provides critical services to youth throughout Tanzania. SUGECO trains out-of-school and out-of-job youth and provides Tanzanian youth from poor and disadvantaged backgrounds with in-country short field assignments as well as…

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December 4, 2020

F2F Volunteer Improves Financing Opportunities and Unlocks Capital for Rural Farmers to Improve Production and Increase Incomes

Although the area around Usangu basin in the Mbeya region of Tanzania is well known for its suitability for rice paddies, farmers like 31-year old Atanas Kikwembe were unable to maximize their production and improve their livelihoods. Atanas farmed for ten years in Ubaraku village Mbarali district on five to ten…

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December 1, 2020

A Strategic Plan Developed by a F2F Volunteer Helped Dairy Farmers to Thrive During Global Pandemic

F2F volunteer Bruce Lachney and the cooperative’s manager, Mr. Benard King’oo, overlook dairy procedures.

The global COVID-19 pandemic had an immediate impact on most rural farming households and communities in Kenya. Many farmers lost access to finance, farm inputs…

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November 23, 2020

Entrepreneurs Use the Power of Their Network to Adapt and Respond in a Crisis

Since November 2017, a group of more than 100 young entrepreneurs in Dominican Republic have formed a network for the purpose of exchanging technical knowledge, sharing experiences, and exchanging business contacts. The idea for the network emerged from a new generation of younger exporters wanting to change the status quo. In their view, business as usual in the…

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October 17, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis and one of the greatest challenges humanity has faced in the past century. Since its emergence in late 2019, the virus has spread to every continent except Antarctica. More than 23 million people worldwide have been infected with COVID-19 and more than 1,000,000 have lost their lives to the disease. As the pandemic broke, hospitals found themselves simultaneously facing unprecedented patient…

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October 5, 2020

Gourmet cocoa products with special tastes of the Caribbean
Belarmino Rodríguez using the cacao powder filler machine.

Belarmino Rodríguez is well known for his infectious enthusiasm for his work. He started his own business in 1991 with a particular goal in mind: to establish a unique Caribbean line of wellness and gourmet food products. The name of his company was…

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