Women being trained to mediate land conflicts
As we ring in the New Year, we spend time reviewing what has been done in 2012. Because of you, we at Mercy Corps were able to do some real life-changing work this year!
You are the reason we were able to provide emergency food in the Sahel region, vocational training in Afghanistan, Hurricane Sandy relief in Haiti, and increase the number of women exclusively breast feeding in one community where Mercy Corps worked in Indonesia by 300% -- among our many other projects and programs around the world. Thank you.
We like to see the people you impacted, and I bet you do too. Over 17,000 photos were collected this year, and we would like to share some of them with you!
Check out our slide show of the ten best images from 2012 and witness photos of:
- Mercy Corps training women to mediate land conflict in Guatemala.
- A young woman in South Sudan where Mercy Corps helps local business owners open shops and farmers develop better techniques to support themselves and strengthen the local economy, and build new safe learning spaces, provide educational materials, and provide clean water and hygiene lessons to 12,000 children.
- A community using the Mercy Corps-sponsored well in Niger to help with the drought and resulting hunger crisis.
- Jhon during his training as a mechanical engineer in our rehabilitation program in Colombia. Jhon escaped life as a child soldier with the FARC militants.
And many others!
These images capture the resilient and strong-willed spirit of those we work with, but there is still so much to be done.
As you consider your end-of-year giving, I encourage you to donate to a Mercy Corps project through Global Giving. Choose this one or pick a different project to make a lifesaving difference for families in need:
With you, in 2013, we will continue to make it a brighter, healthier year for families in the world’s most desperate places. With your support, we can make it happen - together!
A young woman in South Sudan
Mercy Corps-sponsored well fights Niger drought