Orphans & Vulnerable Children
From 2004-2010, PCI’s BELONG program strengthened over 500 local organizations in Zambia and Ethiopia and provided direct services to nearly 252,000 OVC and over 15,700 OVC caregivers.
Healthy & Empowered Women & Girls
PCI’s U.S. Department of State-funded Hope for Women project mobilized men, women, and religious leaders and engaged them in being part of the solution to shift norms. The project effectively increased girl’s school attendance by over 20%, engaged over 600 women in income-generating activities, and made strides toward changing male domination in Ethiopia’s Afar region.
Clean Water for Farming Communities
Together with The Starbucks Foundation, PCI increased access to safe drinking water for 10,500 people and organized 2,069 women coffee farmers into 108 “Women Empowered” groups. To date these groups have collectively saved $23,423 dollars and have initiated over 1,642 small businesses.
Building resilience to climate-related shocks
PCI’s four-year (2014-2018) USAID-funded project in Bale Zone, Oromia mobilized communities to build their long-term resilience to climate change and related shocks. Among other notable achievements, Project “REVIVE” regenerated over 18,000 hectares of land to protect natural resources and reduced by 60% the amount of time women and girls spend fetching water through the rehabilitation and construction of 84 water systems, which are benefiting over 83,000 new users.