Sarah Weaver’s stories
Lebanon: From loss to leadership: How a woman in Lebanon is helping her community get clean water
There was no clean water when Fatima, 40, and her family arrived at the settlement in Lebanon. The closest water pump was 984 feet away. But even that short distance, equivalent to 3 city blocks, was a challenge for Fatima and women like her.
Kenya: Relying on rainfall: How one community in Kenya is affected by climate change
Once losing their crops to increased drought, one farming community in Kenya is now using a simple set of tools to grow their livelihoods and take on climate change.
Two months later: Supporting communities in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
In the weeks following Hurricane Dorian, we connected people affected by the storm with immediate emergency support by delivering solar-powered lanterns, delivering locally-purchased essential items and connecting hurricane survivors with access to clean water.
Yemen: Picturing a brighter future: One woman's journey to serve her community through photography
Hayat knew from experience that not having a woman photographer in her community was limiting other women's options. So she picked up a camera to fix that.
Indonesia: Rebuilding Indonesian communities with the help of Airbnb's Open Homes Initiative
In partnership with Airbnb, our team was able to access lodging for 26 field team members responding to disasters in Indonesia.
Yemen: Stories from Yemen: Worried mothers, sick children and the community health workers helping them
Community health workers play a critical role in Yemen as the country continues to face humanitarian, economic and political crises resulting from years of ongoing conflict. Read more about how and who they're helping.
Niger: "When suffering time comes, we have to suffer": Coping with hunger in Niger
There’s no easy way to solve the problems that hunger brings to Halima and families like hers. With each passing day, a new challenge arises. Mercy Corps is helping address those challenges.
DR Congo: A humanitarian life born from displacement
As the director of the communications team in DRC, Odette regularly meets with families facing crisis. As a former refugee, she understands their struggles firsthand.
Nigeria: A nightmare ended, a dream realized: How one woman is rebuilding after Boko Haram
After Boko Haram left Jummai's village, she was eager to start a new business to provide for her family. Now she has not one, but two thriving small businesses.
United States: In Puerto Rico, one community leader prepares for what's next
As Puerto Rico continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, we're working with community leaders like Maria Torres Ramos to help people prepare and build resilience in anticipation of future storms.