Annie used to produce charcoal by burning trees to make a living. After learning about sustainable land practices through a Malawi Compact-funded program, she now produces and sells tree seedlings instead.
Members of the Tiyanjane Horticultural Club learned new skills to help the community plant trees and improve the health of Malawi's Shire River. Selling fruit trees and other plants from their roadside stand, they are investing their earnings in their families.
Mary used to sell charcoal to make a living and has transitioned to becoming a shop owner thanks to a loan from one of the Village Savings and Loans supported by the Malawi Compact and local organizations to help entrepreneurs establish sustainable businesses.
Emily, a Shire River area resident who also produced charcoal by cutting and burning trees, now earns an income raising bees and selling honey thanks to training and education provided by a local organization through the Malawi Compact.
Brock Bierman became the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Acting CEO on August 20. In his first message to MCC staff, partners and the development community, he introduces himself and discusses the importance of MCC's mission and work.
Sonia Shahrigian, MCC Deputy Resident Country Director for Georgia, explains that the girls attending the 2018 Women in Science Camp in Tbilisi, Georgia will explore new technologies, use sophisticated lab equipment, program robots and learn to code websites.