Help Mercy Corps Turn Crisis Into Opportunity

by Mercy Corps
Aug 3, 2012

Support Mercy Corps: Vote Now for Our Inspiring Photos!

From poverty, to goats, to profits
From poverty, to goats, to profits

Exciting news…

We submitted three breathtaking photos from the field to GlobalGiving's annual photo contest, and two were chosen as finalists!  You may even recognize the photo below from our last progress report regarding our work in Afghanistan. Help us win $1,000 for our work simply by casting your vote by August 15th!

Just by clicking a button, you can help make a difference in the lives of others. It’s incredible how an action so small can have such a big impact.

Voting is easy - vote once for both of these inspiring photos by entering your email address. Then, check your inbox for the confirmation email from GlobalGiving. Only upon confirmation will your vote be counted.

The photo with the most votes by noon EDT on August 15th wins, so vote now!

Don’t forget to share that you’ve voted to help Mercy Corps on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Help us spread the word! 

Without people like you we would not have these heartwarming stories to share. Thank you so much for your continued support. 


The photo above shows Santou Hamidou rejoicing in Niger. She received two goats from Mercy Corps in December 2011, and  now she can breed them. She’s been feeding her family with milk from the goats, and by selling the kids, she can buy more food for her six children. The hunger crisis across the region is worsening, but she has the means to lead her family through this hardship. Santou’s smile makes it clear: a little help can go a long way. 

Vote for the photo of the woman with her new goat!

Afghanistan is one of the world's toughest places to be a woman. Conflict and cultural repression have denied them education, careers, safety and equal rights. But Mercy Corps’ INVEST vocational training center in the Helmand province has enrolled more than 900 women who are learning English, computers, sewing, embroidery and calligraphy. The photo below shows one of these resilient women. 

Vote for the photo of the woman on the sewing machine! 

Education against all odds
Education against all odds



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Mercy Corps

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lyndi Liersemann
Portland, Oregon United States
$34,843 raised of $40,000 goal
234 donations
$5,157 to go
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