Blog

  • Re-imagining tomorrow, using images of today

    The power of photography from a Peace Corps Response volunteer in the Philippines illustrates the damage from Typhoon Haiyan -- and, with the help of MCC, how communities are rebuilding.

  • MCC paves the way after Typhoon Haiyan

    When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, MCC-funded work was already underway on a major road project on Samar Island. The project's positive impact on the region is more apparent now than ever thanks to careful planning and risk management.

  • Reflections from Tacloban

    In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, devastation gives way to hope as MCC and its partners share in a multinational effort to bring lasting improvements for the people of the Philippines.

  • Philippines on the rise

    When Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines last November, the devastation was unimaginable. In a statement of solidarity, MCA-Philippines issued a simple call to action: "Rise Philippines." This is the story of the days and weeks following the typhoon.

  • Water: the essence of life and economic prosperity

    Photo: A boy rolls a barrel toward a water source in Lusaka. In partnership with MCC, the Zambian Government is working to reform the country’s water sector and improve drainage in the capital city of Lusaka to better meet citizens’ water and sanitation needs. These vital improvements aim to decrease the risk of water-borne disease, time spent collecting water, the cost of water, and business and household losses due to flooding.

    MCC kicks off World Water Day with a series of blogs on what MCC and it's partner countries are doing to improve delivery of clean water and sanitation services and secure these resources into the future.

  • A wounded nation will rise again

    Matt Bohn, MCC's Philippines Resident Country Director, provides a firsthand account of the true scale of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan but sees the resilience of the Filipino people.

  • The power of impact

    Local leaders believe the rehabilitation of 222 kilometers of roads on Samar Island will bring enormous economic and social benefits to their communities.

  • Changing lives, one school at a time

    MCC CEO Daniel W. Yohannes joined a ceremony in the Philippines during which 11 projects funded through the Kalahi-CIDDS Project were officially inaugurated and turned over to community leaders and residents.

  • A Week of Policy, Partnerships, and Progress: MCC at and around UNGA

    MCC's mission and work took center stage in New York City for the U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals and the General Assembly.