August 16, 2020

“The statement – ‘A Vietnamese business couldn’t produce high quality fasteners for large customers’ motivated me to set up a new fastener production factory in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province in 2018,” said Ms. Pham Thu Mai, Chairperson and CEO of Tung Lam Manufacturing and Trading Company Limited, a small enterprise located in southeastern Vietnam. “I proved that a Vietnamese enterprise could, that my business could. And we could do…

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June 15, 2020

IESC F2F Volunteer Supports Linking Tanzanian Smallholder Farmers to New and Profitable Markets
Even with irrigation systems and agricultural training provided by organizations like Agronomos Sin Fronteras Foundation (ASFF), Mboga na Matunda (MnM), a USAID-funded project, and the Tanzanian government, farmers in the Mufindi district of Tanzania still struggled to find buyers for their produce. This struggle led the farmers to lose money and…

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June 1, 2020

Entrepreneurs reading the business license roadmap at the Iringa town marketplace

Entrepreneurs from the Tanzanian city of Iringa expressed their appreciation for the newly improved, transparent, and streamlined process for officially registering their businesses. With the assistance of the USAID Feed the Future Tanzania Enabling Growth through Investment and Enterprise (ENGINE) Program, the Iringa Municipal Council reviewed and…

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January 7, 2020

In 2018, the USAID-funded YouLead Project supported the creation of a Tourism Skills Committee (TSC). The TSC is a private-sector collaboration devoted to developing Sri Lanka’s tourism workforce to support the tourism industry and the country’s growth as a world class tourist destination. It has proven to be a proactive, professional advocate for the tourism industry, ready to respond to a range of challenges.

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June 30, 2019

IESC is pleased to share its 2018 Annual Report, which highlights some of the many ways IESC is improving quality of life for people, families, and communities across the globe. It includes examples of how our programs are creating jobs, supporting entrepreneurs, and fostering enterprise growth globally. It also shares how IESC’s programs are improving food security, improving the enabling environment for private sector growth, creating market…

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May 30, 2019

Located in the rural city of Gouandiaka in the southern Sikasso region of Mali, Senê Yiriwaton is a cereal producers’ cooperative that was founded in 2016 to unite cereal producers in the area in order to join together to negotiate for strong prices. The cooperative is composed of 55 members, including 51 men and four women, and has a six-member board that meets once a month. Their mission is to produce and commercialize cereals such as corn,…

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