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Malawi: Providing Microfinance for People Living with HIV/AIDS and Building Partnerships

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This has been an exciting period of expansion and innovation for Malawi, with a new pilot microfinance program for people with HIV/AIDS, who tend to be discriminated against in terms of credit loans, and growing partnerships with NGOs and various government ministries.

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Ghana: Eight New Epicenter Buildings Near Completion in Eastern Region

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As part of the scale-up program, the construction of eight new epicenter buildings is expected to be completed in June. More than 20,000 people were trained in THP Vision, Commitment and Action Workshops over the last six months.

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Ethiopia: New Water Facilities and Growing Grain Reserves

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Epicenters continue to collect and store grain and potato reserves, while forging ahead with children's education programs. There is much activity in the construction of water supplies, with the Jaldu Water Supply Project and four new health posts and improved sanitation facilities.

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Burkina Faso: Restocking Food Banks to Maximum Capacity

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Overcoming the challenges of insufficient rainfall and the global food crisis, THP-Burkina Faso has filled epicenter food stores from 25% to 100%, and has established a partnership with the Government that includes support for new literacy centers, of which 174 have already been opened.

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Benin: Bétérou Epicenter Inaugurated and Food Banks Filled to Capacity

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The completion of Bétérou Epicenter was celebrated in an inauguration ceremony in March, while the food banks at all eight Benin epicenters have reached full capacity. Self-reliance is moving ahead with emphasis on diversifying income sources and the use of local, organic fertilizers. Loan repayment rates have achieved 100% at most epicenters.

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Woman Leader in Bangladesh Prioritizes Education

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Hosne Ara Asma, known as Asma, has been a THP animator in Bangladesh since 1997. After taking part in THP's special women leaders' training, she now regularly arranges courtyard meetings on issues such as sanitation, early marriage, nutrition and gender equality. In cooperation with other animators, Asma also runs three adult education centers.

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Woman Leader in Bangladesh Prioritizes Education

Asma in her tailor shop

Hosne Ara Asma, known as Asma, has been a THP animator in Bangladesh since 1997. After taking part in THP's special women leaders' training, she now regularly arranges courtyard meetings on issues such as sanitation, early marriage, nutrition and gender equality. In cooperation with other animators, Asma also runs three adult education centers.

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Peru: Weighing in on Climate Change and Its Impact on Indigenous People

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Chirapaq participated in the Latin American Summit on Climate Change and Its Impact on Indigenous Peoples and has been at work strengthening regional platforms in four provinces. Food sovereignty is being reinforced through an emphasis on recovering indigenous peoples' knowledge, techniques and innovations.

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Mexico: Breakthrough Partnerships with National Government

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This period, a breakthrough was achieved with the establishment of a new partnership with the Secretaría de Desarrollo Social (National Social Development Ministry). More than 4,000 catalysts (volunteer leaders) were trained at THP Vision, Commitment and Action Workshops.

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Bolivia: Increasing Indigenous Leadership, Government Ties and Media Outreach

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ACLO has focused its efforts on training rural villagers and indigenous people in leadership, public advocacy and education, with special training courses for women. Ties with government have been strengthened in order to continue to build and promote training programs.

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