All stories about Citizen Involvement
Kyrgyzstan: Toilets and community capacity development April 5, 2010
I arrived on a typical school day to what seemed an empty school. That was because everyone was in the bathroom!
Thoughts as Mercy Corps Bosnia comes to a close March 31, 2010
As the Mercy Corps Bosnia and Herzegovina office closes today after 17 years, our feelings are mixed, of course. Sadness and nostalgia from one side, and pride and satisfaction on the other.
Haiti: Hearts open everywhere March 26, 2010
I have been making Mercy Corps presentations to a variety of service organisations, schools, and churches since the earthquake in Haiti, but yesterday was unique. I had to purchase special clothing for this appointment!
Make this election count for the world's poor March 26, 2010
The UK General Election will take place very soon, on May 6, 2010.
Afghanistan: Irrigation canal saves 600 Afghan households March 22, 2010
Ortabuz is a small village in the east of Afghanistan’s Takhar Province. At least 600 families are living in this small and green village. The people of Ortabuz are mostly farmers and each family have one or two jerib — about one-half to one full acre — of land for planting of crops.
Liberia: From war survivor to community leader March 17, 2010
Ellen Joe is 36 and divorced, with two daughters and two sons. She’s the chairwoman of the Gbarpaywhea Community Development Committee, which oversees the village peace, education, agriculture and health working groups.
Iraq: Voting in Iraq: an act of faith March 16, 2010
The biggest issue that regularly confounds me each time I vote here in Seattle is finding a postage stamp. Despite this, I have become a strong believer in the mail-in ballot, mostly because I don't have to haul myself to the polls at seven o'clock in the morning before I head off to work.
Iraq: Happy International Women's Day March 8, 2010
I’m blogging again today to wish you all a Happy International Women’s Day.
Iraq: Iraqi staff with purple fingers March 8, 2010
Here are some our Baghdad staff who participated in yesterday's elections. They are proudly displaying their purple index fingers, which signifies that they voted.
Iraq: Iraqi women learn about democracy as elections approach March 5, 2010
Living and working in Baghdad these days seems to be about waiting.