PCI: Reaching Across the Globe to End Poverty http://www.pciglobal.org Reaching Across the Globe to End Poverty Thu, 28 May 2015 21:09:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 San Diego County Proclaims May 29 PCI Day http://www.pciglobal.org/san-diego-county-proclaims-may-29-pci-day/ http://www.pciglobal.org/san-diego-county-proclaims-may-29-pci-day/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 21:09:06 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=9020 It’s the day we’ve been waiting 53 years for. The San Diego Board of Supervisors will designate May 29 as Project Concern International Day to recognize its programs that help the county’s most vulnerable populations. PCI will also be designated as an official partner in the county’s Live Well campaign to promote healthier, safer and […]

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Haiti Still Needs Our Help, Five Years After the Earthquake http://www.pciglobal.org/haiti-still-needs-our-help-five-years-after-the-earthquake/ http://www.pciglobal.org/haiti-still-needs-our-help-five-years-after-the-earthquake/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 16:37:50 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=9002 Haiti was thrust into the international spotlight five years ago when a catastrophic earthquake demolished much of its capital city and the surrounding region. Rebuilding efforts are still ongoing and Beyonce has even joined in to help. She was there just days ago in an effort to bring renewed attention to the devastated country. But […]

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To Liberia, Ebola Free http://www.pciglobal.org/to-liberia-ebola-free/ http://www.pciglobal.org/to-liberia-ebola-free/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 14:19:09 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8993 When the WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola, our first thought as an organization was a sense of relief for the people of the country, who can now breathe just a little easier. We then thought of our Liberia Country Director, Jolene Mullins, and our entire Liberia team, who have been working since day one […]

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These Farmers Don’t Bike to Work, They Bike For Work http://www.pciglobal.org/these-farmers-dont-bike-to-work-they-bike-for-work/ http://www.pciglobal.org/these-farmers-dont-bike-to-work-they-bike-for-work/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 20:13:51 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8982 No, they aren’t joining the Tour de France or becoming Urban Bike Messengers, they’re using a bike-powered, portable threshing machine that could revolutionize farming in Ethiopia and help alleviate poverty for thousands of farmers across the country. Threshers traditionally are large, expensive farming machines used to separate grain from stalks. Although they were introduced in […]

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PCI and Brookings Discuss the Business Case for Public Private Partnerships http://www.pciglobal.org/pci-and-brookings-discuss-successes-and-challenges-of-public-private-partnerships/ http://www.pciglobal.org/pci-and-brookings-discuss-successes-and-challenges-of-public-private-partnerships/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 16:46:22 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8970 On May 7, Brookings and Project Concern International (PCI) hosted a discussion on how public private partnerships are changing the landscape of global development. The discussion focused on how these partnerships are best structured, the role of corporate social responsibility, and how to measure the value and sustainability of results. Our Guatemala Country Director, Pascale […]

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We Rally Around National Women’s Health Week http://www.pciglobal.org/we-rally-around-national-womens-health-week/ http://www.pciglobal.org/we-rally-around-national-womens-health-week/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 19:49:41 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8922 It’s National Women’s Health Week – a week with the goal of empowering women to make their health a priority. A goal of empowering women and making health a priority? Oh yes, we can rally around that. The Office on Women’s Health invites women across the country to participate by: Spreading the word through social […]

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#MyMama in Guatemala: “Loving, Affectionate, and Special” http://www.pciglobal.org/mymama-in-guatemala-loving-affectionate-and-special/ http://www.pciglobal.org/mymama-in-guatemala-loving-affectionate-and-special/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 16:46:49 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8914 In honor of Mother’s Day and our #MyMama campaign, we reached out to our beneficiaries, asking them for stories of empowered mamas that are leading positive change in their communities. We received one story from the Western Highlands of Guatemala that we hope inspires you as much as it inspires us. When we asked Heidy […]

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Every Preemie Collaboration to Fight Preterm Birth Around the World http://www.pciglobal.org/every-preemie-collaboration/ http://www.pciglobal.org/every-preemie-collaboration/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 19:35:30 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8811 Collaboration is key in our approach to development. That’s why we’re always thrilled to work with partners to solve big problems like preterm birth – which is the #1 cause of death for children under five. Our Every Preemie project is doing just that. Its goal is to seek out and advocate for life saving […]

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Fair Trade Starts at Home http://www.pciglobal.org/fair-trade-starts-at-home/ http://www.pciglobal.org/fair-trade-starts-at-home/#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 15:27:08 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8749 In honor of World Fair Trade Day, we’ve asked Antoine Didienne, President of the online retailer Vavavida, to write about his experience using fair trade to change lives. Vavavida partners with PCI by giving us a portion of it’s proceeds and is providing work for several graduates of our Women Empowered program in San Diego. […]

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Midwives for a Better Tomorrow http://www.pciglobal.org/midwives-for-a-better-tomorrow/ http://www.pciglobal.org/midwives-for-a-better-tomorrow/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 18:05:53 +0000 http://www.pciglobal.org/?p=8732 The post Midwives for a Better Tomorrow appeared first on PCI: Reaching Across the Globe to End Poverty.

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