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Celebrating Fathers Across the Globe

Padre. Bambo. Baba. Pitaji. Dad. No father is the same, but by any name he has the potential to help transform the health and well-being of his community and family. In the spirit of honoring those who have embraced this role and challenge, we asked Project Concern International (PCI) staff to help us highlight a [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:29:35+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Guatemala, Malawi|

Fighting Armyworms in Malawi

A pest that is barely the size of a paperclip poses a major threat to farmers in Malawi. In 2013, droves of armyworms marched across the fields of this landlocked country in southern Africa, feasting on essential crops and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. According to the Government of Malawi’s Ministry of [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:33:02+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Agriculture, Disaster Response, Food Security, Hardship, Hunger, Malawi|

San Diego Family Beats Cancer Twice

Never bet against Angelica Foster. Staff from Project Concern International (PCI) first met the San Diego mother in 2010. At the time, she was pregnant and raising two children alone—eager to reset her life after a painful separation. “Angelica faced many challenges and barriers, but I believe she had the determination to move on,” said [...]

Meet Tony Tseng, PCI Changemaker

You could say Tony Tseng’s interests have been all over the map—from geography major to ropes course instructor to Peace Corps volunteer turned tech-head. Even so, they reflect an ever-present desire to understand and improve how people relate to their environment. Fittingly, we linked up with our Information & Communication Technology Officer via Skype this [...]

By | 2017-10-25T14:35:42+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Changemakers, Local News|

A Community Rallies Around Carlitos

Each month, an arrow gets added to an office wall in Guatemala with a record of Carlitos’s new height and weight. The numbers might seem insignificant to some, but for those who know his story, they’re as intimate as childhood milestones etched into a door frame. Less than a year ago, when staff from [...]