Stories of Programs in Action
Leading, Learning and Lending during COVID-19
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit last spring, PCI-supported Women Empowered groups around the world were among the first to mobilize in response to the needs of their members, families and communities.
Expecting during the Unexpected: Pregnancy and Birth in the Time of COVID-19
Even under normal circumstances, giving birth can be an overwhelming and vulnerable experience. But the uncertainties and strict protocols brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have added an extra layer of anxiety for new and expectant parents.
Supporting San Diego’s Pandemic Response, One Call at a Time
While it’s not always easy being the messenger, the compassionate communication of timely and fact-based public health information has proven key to helping people navigate this unprecedented time of isolation, illness and unknowns.
Take-Home Rations, Tippy Taps and Technology: Helping Schools Navigate the Pandemic
For many children and families across the world, school is more than just a place of learning; it’s a safety net. To mitigate the impact of the pandemic in Guatemala, Tanzania and Nicaragua, PCI, a Global Communities Partner, worked with school staff, government officials, community leaders and parents to develop innovative COVID-19 responses unique to each country’s situation.
PCI India and ‘JEEViKA Mobile Vaani’ Answer Call for Action against COVID-19
When the Government of India instituted a nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19, Gram Vaani and PCI India recognized an opportunity to leverage the Mobile Vaani network to reach and link rural populations with pandemic-related health information and social services.
Protecting Botswanan Girls’ Dreams in the Time of COVID-19
In Botswana and around the world, public health emergencies have shown that when systems break down, adolescent girls and young women are often the first to suffer. During the COVID-19 pandemic, PCI, a Global Communities Partner, adapted its DREAMS program to safeguard the health and well-being of adolescent girls and young women.
Controlling the Spread of COVID-19 Misinformation in Guatemala
Although social media and other digital platforms have given people opportunities to safely connect while quarantining or under lockdown, the constant flow of messaging about the coronavirus has led to an “infodemic,” or dangerous rise in misinformation that could have serious consequences.
Global Successes in 2020
community members who participated in peer/self-help groups to improve health and nutrition behaviors
people reached with routine immunization services
HIV laboratories supported with capacity-building activities to improve accuracy and efficiency of testing and diagnosis
people socially mobilized with behavior change and communication messages to receive prevention, referral and/or treatment services for neglected tropical diseases such as lymphatic filariasis and kala azar
women and adolescent girls reached with cervical cancer prevention, screening and/or treatment
children under 14 years old reached with health prevention, referral and/or treatment messages and/or services
adolescents provided with comprehensive HIV prevention and 18,197 orphans and vulnerable children provided with support to improve their health and well-being, further strengthening the HIV continuum of care
meals served to 300,107 primary school students
people directly assisted through PCI's food security programming
school teachers provided with improved literacy training and education materials, which benefited 69,437 students in 1,178 primary schools
parent-teacher associations strengthened to support school meal programs and education activities
farmers, 77% of whom are women, provided with improved agricultural production practices and technologies
people who benefited from PCI’s emergency responses
municipalities implementing PCI’s methodologies for urban resilience
national policy designed and passed with PCI support that facilitated improved housing and neighborhood upgrading in high-risk urban areas
people who are living in very high-risk urban settlements within cities where PCI is working with public and private partners to reduce vulnerability to disasters and reinforce resilience
government agencies that created risk management tools (risk zoning, maps, neighborhood risk profiles) to inform decisions that reduce public vulnerability to shocks and stresses such as those associated with climate, earthquakes and volcanic activity
hectares of traditional grazing areas digitally mapped and overlaid with current satellite-derived vegetation information used to improve migration decision-making of semi-nomadic pastoralists in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya
people in Ethiopia and Guatemala who received personal protective equipment (including sanitizer, masks and soap) to protect against COVID-19
female economic empowerment self-help groups (including Women Empowered) that saved and loaned money to improve their members’ lives, households and communities
adolescent girls provided with HIV prevention messages to ensure they remain HIV-free
girls and boys who completed Project ROOTS, a prevention education project designed to instill empathy and empower youth to achieve equality
total money saved, to date, by members of PCI-supported female economic empowerment self-help groups (including Women Empowered)
adolescent girls reached with cervical cancer prevention, screening and/or treatment
women provided with basic business skills training in Africa and the Americas
people reached with messages to prevent human trafficking in San Diego
people reached with COVID-19-related risk reduction or mitigation messages
Fiscal Year 2020 At A Glance
Year End Operating Results*
Change in Net Assets
Less Change in With Donor Restrictions
Total Net Assets
Without Donor Restrictions
With Donor Restrictions*
Program Services & Program Support*
Management & General
For the periods ending: Sept 30, 2020 & Sept 30, 2019.
Revenue, Expenses, Year End Operating Results and Net Assets are presented in Millions.
* Year End Operating Results exclude Net Assets With Donor Restriction. The change in Net Assets With Donor Restrictions in FY19 is a net decrease due to spending down funds received in previous years. Program Services & Program Support includes $1,838,000 and $1,780,000 in program support costs during the year ended September 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively. In audited financial statements that can be found on PCI's website, these costs are included in management and general costs.
Our Supporters in 2020
PCI’s efforts to enhance health, end hunger, overcome hardship and advance women and girls worldwide would not be possible without the support of individuals, foundations, corporations, governments and partners that support and invest in our programs. If we inadvertently omitted your name from our list of donors, or if you would like to be listed differently in future recognition lists, please contact Amber Lingle, Senior Community Engagement Officer.
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