Impact and Innovation: Annual Report 2016
Welcome to the 2016 Winrock annual report. This year’s highlights include stories from Cambodia counter-trafficking, Indonesian solar, Nepal agriculture, worldwide forest degradation, innovation in America and Winrock events. Our By the Numbers page features a variety of organizational statistics and financials.
Oct 21 2016It must have seemed like a welcome chance to forge a new life. Promised the opportunity to earn the sort of income that would provide for themselves and their families, 54 Cambodian men made the difficult trek from their homes to what they thought would be jobs as fishermen in Malaysia. Instead, they became victims […]
Oct 22 2016In so many ways, life has changed little on the rugged Indonesian island of Sumba. Like generations before them, Sumbanese men head to sea each morning in slender fishing boats, while women tend small gardens and, if they’re lucky, raise a pig. The importance of tradition is palpable among islanders, and impossible to miss in […]
Oct 23 2016Judging by geography alone, Kumar Thapa lives an isolated life. Thapa’s hillside plot of land in the midwestern Nepalese district of Surkhet is surrounded by the tomato and chili plants that he carefully cultivates. There’s a quiet here that is broken only by the sounds of human labor – weeds being pulled or crops being […]
Oct 24 2016When viewed from above, deforestation is a brown gash in a green world, vivid proof that what was once verdant has succumbed to the axe or the bulldozer. Forest degradation – the loss of trees from logging, fires or harvesting firewood – is much more difficult to detect, even by remote-sensing satellites. For that reason, […]
Oct 25 2016On the surface, it would be easy to assume that a small farmer in Bangladesh has little or nothing in common with a tech entrepreneur in Arkansas. But each requires many of the same resources and opportunities to succeed: training, access to technology and markets, and support and guidance from those who have already started […]
Oct 26 2016Winrock’s very existence can be traced back to a big idea: that delivering knowledge, training and opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people is key to improving lives. New ideas and innovation continue to propel our day-to-day work and guide our efforts to make an even greater impact. The need to generate and share bold […]
By The Numbers
VOLUNTEERS for Winrock International aren’t just lending manual labor – they’re lending their expertise. Volunteers strengthen service providers to conduct youth agriculture training programs in Bangladesh and Nepal, teach best practices to farmers in Africa, and train horticulture and livestock farmers in Burma.
Funders & Donors
Winrock’s programs are made possible through the generosity and commitment of our funders and donors. We appreciate their confidence in our ability to fulfill our mission and affect meaningful change.
*2016 includes consolidated data with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub