End Poverty Blog

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 | May 26th, 2017|Innovation, Technology|

Loss Drives Latina to Champion Women’s Health

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, we’re featuring Perla Ledesma (above photo, far right)—a program participant turned staff member who is helping create a culture of prevention in her community. When Perla Ledesma lost three generations of women in her family to cancer, she could have dwelled on asking why. Instead, she focused on how to help. [...]

By | May 16th, 2017|Disease Prevention|

Sultana Finds Her Voice

Starting married life by moving in with your in-laws may sound like a nightmare to Americans, but this is a fact of life for many brides in Bangladesh. As the newest additions to their families, these women, many of whom are teenagers and young adults, have very little sway in making decisions about their health, [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Empowering Women|

We Invested in Lemmy, She Invested in Her Community

We are constantly amazed by the strong women we meet through our programs. Seeing their resourcefulness and resilience time and time again, we know investing in women is key to solving the world’s big problems. Today we want to take you to Tanzania and introduce you to Lemmy. Lemmy is a 51-year-old mother who you [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Empowering Women|