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Bangladesh Actions for Combating Trafficking-in-Persons program participants.

Bangladesh ACT program helps give voice to trafficking survivors

June 7, 2013

Within Bangladesh’s social structure, survivors of human trafficking are especially vulnerable. Often, they are stigmatized within their own families and communities. In order to restore their confidence and place in society, the Winrock-implemented Actions for Combating Trafficking-in-Persons (ACT) program empowers survivors to claim their rights and be important social actors in preventing trafficking and protecting other […]

Multiple–use water services meet local needs for clients and create jobs for local private enterprises

March 14, 2013

Multiple use water services (MUS) is an approach for planning and designing water services that addresses not just one aspect of people’s water needs – such as drinking or growing crops – but the range of people’s domestic and productive water needs. Winrock International is implementing the MUS component of the USAID WA-WASH program and […]
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Great Lakes Protection Fund Supports Innovative Partnership to Reduce Agricultural Pollutants in Milwaukee River Watershed

March 5, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (August 5, 2013) – Grant funding from the Great Lakes Protection Fund (GLPF) will support a multi-disciplinary partnership to reduce harmful runoff from agricultural lands in the Milwaukee River Watershed. A team led by nonprofits Winrock International, Delta Institute and Sand County Foundation will direct the effort. The three-year, $957,000 grant seeks […]
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Rodney Ferguson Named President and CEO of Winrock International

March 4, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 4, 2013) — Winrock International’s Board of Directors today announced that Rodney Ferguson will become the organization’s new President and CEO on April 1, succeeding Frank Tugwell, who is retiring after leading Winrock for more than 14 years. Ferguson, currently a principal with Lipman Hearne, Inc., in Washington, D.C., will be […]
Volunteer Harvey Pine trains Fishouse staff on improved fingerling production.

Quality Fish for Nigerian Farmers and Families

February 15, 2013

Fish farming is an important livelihood activity for millions of Nigerian families. The demand for fish offers an opportunity for more fish farmers to engage in this lucrative activity or for existing fish producers to expand operations. Without training and technical support, however, the opportunity remains untapped. The USAID-funded John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer […]
A much-needed scholarship from the Gender Equity through Education program allowed Doru to return to school.

Scholarship Program Helps Young Women in South Sudan

February 15, 2013

Only 18, Doru Celina dropped out of school because of a domestic workload that left her with little time to study. Doru, who lives in Kajo Keji, Southern Sudan (now known as South Sudan since gaining independence in 2011), would help her mother sell condiments door-to-door or at the market. She also cooked and did […]
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AMORE Helps Mindanao Women Rebuild Their War-Torn Villages

February 11, 2013

That was 11 years ago, when more than 100,000 people (mostly women and children) had fled their homes because of air raids and fierce gun battles in an all-out war in Mindanao, in the Philippines. Today, Bai Aniza and her neighbors are sowing the seeds of peace in their own village. Winrock’s help — through […]
Volunteer Eliana Pinilla (right) and a CENTA technician test the best quantity of sorghum flour to mix with wheat for artisan bakeries countrywide.

Bringing Nutritious Food to Salvadoran Families, Raising Incomes

February 11, 2013

In 2005, Blanca Perdomo and 38 others started Las Bromas Cooperative in El Salvador to diversify agricultural production as a way to increase income and improve their lives. Like many women in her community, Blanca used to be a full-time housewife, taking care of her house and children while also helping her husband on the […]
Alice Makau raises chickens to earn income and feed her family.

Helping Women Feed Their Families in Rural Kenya

February 7, 2013

In rural Kenya, women have few resources to call their own. Despite this, they are primarily responsible for feeding their families and taking on the lion’s share of household and agricultural work. Employment and income generating opportunities for women are meager, particularly given the time constraints of heavy household demands. More than 30 percent of […]
After years of servitude, Ram Kumari Chaudhary enjoys her job as a mason, which brings income and empowerment.

Education and Training Empower Disadvantaged Youth in Nepal

January 31, 2013

For four years, Ram Kumari Chaudhary worked in bonded servitude for a landlord in Ghorahi, Dang, Nepal. Ram Kumari, who comes from an impoverished family, was sold into servitude by her father for much-needed income. Although the practice — referred to as Kamlari — is illegal, the tradition still survives in the Dang and Deukari valleys […]
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