December 30, 2013

IESC is the primary implementer of Morocco Commercial Development Organizations Support Program, which is funded by The U.S. State Department’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). As part of this program, IESC provides a competitive grant fund as well as expert technical assistance and training to Moroccan trade associations, cooperatives, business development organizations and chambers of commerce.  In July 2013, after reviewing 87…

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December 13, 2013

For almost 50 years, IESC has set the global standard for identifying and deploying volunteer experts for technical and managerial assistance projects overseas. IESC volunteer experts bring years of professional experience to help businesses and organizations in emerging market economies improve their operations and compete more effectively.

However, for many people, volunteering is a two-way street. IESC volunteer experts often say they…

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December 13, 2013

IESC volunteer expert Melody Myer writes on her blog about her decision to volunteer for IESC and shares her experience in Tunisia.

Read Why Volunteer’ Why Go to Tunisia’

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December 12, 2013

Keffa Bua Eloi fled the Ivory Coast several years ago to escape from civil war and instability. As an Ivorian refugee in Liberia he had to find means to support himself. Mr. Eloi wanted to buy his own enterprise to the process Attieke, fermented cassava pulp, but did not know how to obtain the necessary financing.

IESC provided Mr. Eloi with technical assistance and training through the USAID-funded Liberia Investing in Business Expansion…

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November 4, 2013

With access to capital, a Lebanese farmer watches his business grow

Badr is a 48-year-old father of six, is a Lebanese farmer who has grown and marketed organic vegetables in Akkar, North Lebanon for the past 25 years.

Due to political instability and recent bad weather conditions, it was becoming more difficult for Badr to sustain and grow his operations. Additionally, Badr was having increasing difficulty to channeling and distributing…

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April 3, 2013

With support, entrepreneurial woman creates a thriving bakery

Daniela is a 38 year old mother of three from Martmoura, Lebanon. For her, her family, and many residents of this northern Lebanese village, agriculture is a central part of daily life and Martmoura has become a hub of agricultural trade. Every year the village is host to a number of events and in 2005, Daniela began making baked goods from her home to sell on these occasions….

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