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Life-Changing Loans in Africa

March 3, 2014 | by Cedric de Beer
Over 70 percent of Kenyans are smallholder farmers, many of whom struggle to earn a living. Juhudi Kilimo, a micro-finance company, empowers them to increase their incomes and create sustainable businesses.

Opening the Books on Corruption in the EU

March 3, 2014 | by Neil Campbell, Israel Butler
To exploit the full potential of its work and renew public trust in Europe, the EU must first address its €120-billion corruption problem.

All Young People in America Deserve the Opportunity to Succeed

February 28, 2014 | by Marc Philpart, Andrew Wolk
A new public-private initiative to improve the lives of young men of color serves as a rallying cry to redouble our efforts.

A New Milestone for America’s Young Men of Color

February 27, 2014 | by Kenneth H. Zimmerman
A joint initiative involving government, business, and nonprofits aims to help America’s young men of color reach their full potential in school, work, and life.
Grantee Spotlight

Fighting an Epidemic in Russia from 3,000 Miles Away

February 26, 2014 | by Tatyana Margolin
Russia doesn't offer treatment for people who use drugs—only punishment. But an innovative website is helping outreach workers educate drug users about legal rights, empowering them to defend their health.
Grantee Spotlight

New York City Leads the Way in Helping Young Men of Color Succeed

February 26, 2014 | by Jahmani Hylton
To bolster the success of young men of color in America, look to this innovative program.
Grantee Spotlight

Young Latin Americans Support a New Approach to Drugs

February 25, 2014 | by Eduardo Vergara
The drug policy debate in Latin America has been accelerating lately. A new study underlines this trend by showing that young, urban Latin Americans favor a re-assessment of current policies.

For Migrant Workers, a Mobile Phone Can Be a Powerful Ally

February 24, 2014 | by Elizabeth Frantz
What kinds of information do migrant domestic workers most need? And what are the best ways to get it to them?
Grantee Spotlight

Building a Women’s Movement in Southern Africa

February 19, 2014 | by Tsitsi Mukamba
By helping lay the groundwork, we’ve seen a flourishing of young women leaders in southern Africa.

Poland Eyes Alternative Strategy for Policing Drugs

February 19, 2014 | by Agnieszka Sieniawska
Polish lawmakers are looking at replacing a failed strategy for policing drug offenses with a groundbreaking model pioneered in Seattle.