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In Memory of Denise Decker

denise-and-wonder-kc-crop (1).pngSadly, long-time friend and change-agent, Denise Decker, passed away on November 4, 2020. Denise was a member of the Partners International Board of Directors and a member of our District of Columbia and Virginia Chapters.

En Comunidad y Con Apoyo de Paraguay Okakuaa Hacen Frente al Coronavirus [español/english]

Petrona (2).jpgPara las familias del distrito de Paso Yobai, la capacitación y el apoyo técnico recibido del Proyecto Paraguay Okakuaa para mejorar sus medios de vida les dotó de más recursos hacer frente a las consecuencias económicas de la pandemia. / For the families of the Paso Yobai district, our Paraguay Okakuaa project, funded by USDOL, provided them the capacity building and technical assistance needed to improve their quality of life and confront the economic consequences of the pandemic. 

Creating Friendships, Partnerships, and an International Community: My Life-Changing Experience as a Youth Ambassador

blog8 (2).jpgLife-changing. It can be difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when your life changed, when an event occurred that undeniably altered the course of your future. Yet mine is easy: being a Youth Ambassador was life-changing. 

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2020

International day for the eradication of poverty .jpgEvery day, Partners of the Americas collaborates with individuals and organizations around the world to eradicate poverty. The coronavirus pandemic this year has hurt communities experiencing poverty the hardest, yet we are finding ways to work through it to achieve social and environmental justice for all. This International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we’re highlighting the steps our programs, projects, and members have taken to end poverty during COVID-19.

Combating Child Labor on International Coffee Day

coffeb_1.jpgColombia is known for producing some of the highest-quality coffee in the world, with its unique geography making for excellent growing conditions. More than 500,000 Colombians work in the coffee industry, fulfilling a centuries-old tradition across nearly 2.2 million acres of Colombian highlands. Coffee growing is a central part of Colombian identity and culture; however, it is also one of the sectors in which child labor is most prevalent. This reality may be worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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