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Yélèmani: a new restaurant venture in Burkina Faso to feed a community's hearts and appetites Yélèmani: a new restaurant venture in Burkina Faso to feed a community's hearts and appetites
Many an important decision -- a fresh start with a new business venture, a new friendship sparked -- has been made over a good meal. It may seem like a small thing, but a good meal can do wonders for our hunger, and for our outlook on life.
Mozambique: How working for peanuts can make a big local impact Mozambique: How working for peanuts can make a big local impact
Mozambique has seen a modest pick-up in economic growth over the past two decades, but it remains the poorest and least developed country in southern Africa, both in human rights and gender development terms.
A clean slate in Kenya: the women of Embu are proud new stakeholders in a promising business they helped create A clean slate in Kenya: the women of Embu are proud new stakeholders in a promising business they helped create
Just over a dozen years ago a group of women from the slums of Embu, having nowhere else to turn, called on the Good Shepherd Sisters of Kenya. These women were the victims of particularly oppressive cultural practices and sexual discrimination.
Leaving behind the shattered world of war, a school in Angola brings hope Leaving behind the shattered world of war, a school in Angola brings hope
Angola has been called an economic miracle. This mineral-rich country has been one of the fastest growing in the world during the past five years. This only tells a small portion of the story.
For Kenya's impoverished Turkana women, training and a new life begins For Kenya's impoverished Turkana women, training and a new life begins
Kitale is a rural town in western Kenya plagued by a high rate of poverty and illiteracy. The Turkana people are its most marginalized residents. They live in the Kipsongo slum, a community beset by famine, disease, illiteracy, abuse and child labor.
For the women of Burkina Faso, an economic justice plan to lift them out of poverty For the women of Burkina Faso, an economic justice plan to lift them out of poverty
Despite rich gold reserves and a consistently robust cotton crop, Burkina Faso is one of the poorest nations on earth.
Training tomorrow's designers today -- more success from the Design Training and Product Development Workshops Training tomorrow's designers today -- more success from the Design Training and Product Development Workshops
In recent months, The Good Shepherd International Foundation launched an instructional workshop series to train women artisans and apprentices in high-e
Kenya: Euphrasia Women’s Centre, a vital lifeline for Nairobi's poorest Kenya: Euphrasia Women’s Centre, a vital lifeline for Nairobi's poorest
Mukuru is a sprawling slum in Nairobi where an estimated 200,000 people live. Poverty is everywhere you turn.
A summer they won't forget for Beirut's high-risk youths A summer they won't forget for Beirut's high-risk youths
The Good Shepherd Sisters of Lebanon have had a steadying presence in this tiny country since 1893, providing, more recently, vital
Bolivia: Training the entrepreneurs of tomorrow Bolivia: Training the entrepreneurs of tomorrow
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The 2010 Human Development Index (HDI) report for Latin America and the Caribbean went into further detail: Bolivians suffer from chronically low rates of literacy, education, life expectancy, and quality of life levels.