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Ravine Pintade: Building Back "Better" in Haiti

Claudia Marcelus, a resident of Ravine Pintade in Port-au-Prince, describes life before and after her neighborhood was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. Haphazard construction, inadequate water and sanitation facilities, no street lighting, reoccurring flooding, sewage problems and fear of fires, characterized life in Ravine Pintade before the earthquake. Through the Katye project funded by USAID, CHF International, PCI and the residents of Ravine Pintade were able to build back better. Katye, which means "neighborhood" in Creole, was based on a comprehensive and integrated planning process that involved experts, like architects and engineers, but also relied heavily on the participation of residents in the planning and decision-making required to rebuild the entire community.
 
 

In Kenya, Global Communities is implementing the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) DREAMS initaitive, which aims to help adolescent girls and young women lead Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe lives.

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The effects of climate change have brought disastrous consequences to the agricultural sector in the southern zone of Honduras. In an effort to combat this, with financing from the United States Agency for International Development / Development Innovation Ventures (USAID/DIV), Global Communities has implemented the "Cosecha" (Harvest) program. Utilizing a controlled trial, Cosecha has constructed four reservoirs and delivered agriculture kits for the sustainable production of corn, watermelon, squash, beans, and other vegetables.

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Community Leaders Making a Difference in Brazil

The Global Communities Brasil Sowing Futures program is strengthening neighborhoods in Horizontina by identifying and building the capacity of community leaders. In these neighborhoods, residents trained by Sowing Futures have been successful in creating formal neighborhood associations capable of developing and sourcing funding for their own community development projects.

Video: Lana Abu-Hijleh & Youth Local Councils Win 2017 John P. McNulty Prize 

Global Communities: Partners for Good

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World Water Day 2017

World Water Day, recognized on March 22 every year, is dedicated to taking action to tackle the water crisis. More than 1.8 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water and sanitation by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

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International Women's Day 2017

In recognition of International Women's Day, we would like to highlight just a few of the women around the world who work to make their communities better.

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How to Tailor Your Own Business—Vitas Romania Supports Entrepreneurial Start-ups

This story originally appeared on Vitas Romania 

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