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Conservation agriculture projects harvest rewards in Malawi

Deborah Underdown | 06 March 2015 | 0 Comments

Mother of four Alyne Mpunga joined one of Concern’s conservation agriculture projects in Malawi in 2012 and is now harvesting the rewards.

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Topics: conservation agriculture, malawi, success story, irish aid, accenture

Married in the wake of genocide, a couple finds peace in Rwanda

Crystal Wells | 10 February 2015 | 4 Comments

Mukankaka Seraphine and Ruilangwa Vianey have been married for almost 20 years. Their wedding was an attempt to start over after losing nearly all of their loved ones to genocide in Rwanda. This is the story of their remarkable relationship.

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Topics: agriculture, success story, Rwanda, Livelihoods

South Sudan appeal update

Sadhbh Goodhue | 23 January 2015 | 1 Comment

Civil war has been raging in South Sudan for just over a year. As a result, it’s expected that 6.4 million people will have been affected by the food crisis within the first three months of this year. Some 235,000 children are currently suffering from severe malnutrition.

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Topics: south sudan, nutrition, success story

The mighty potato

Deborah Underdown | 12 December 2014 | 1 Comment

Many farmers in rural Ethiopia are over-reliant on a single crop. To combat this problem, Concern Worldwide introduced Ibre Seid and his community to the potato crop. The results have been amazing!

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Topics: hunger, agriculture, ethiopia, success story

Bicycle ambulances in Malawi

Caoimhe Gaskin | 08 December 2014 | 1 Comment

Many Malawians live on less than a dollar a day, with some health centres being as far as 16km away, this poses a serious issue in an emergency situation. Here, Christina tells us her story. 

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Topics: malawi, health, bicycle ambulance, success story, gender equality

Saving women and children in South Sudan

Rebecca Grogan | 27 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Taban* works as a midwife in South Sudan. Thanks to the training he received from Concern Worldwide, he has been able to save the lives of many women and children.

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Topics: women, south sudan, gender, success story, gender equality

Success stories: helping women in Malawi

Alan O'Reilly | 27 November 2014 | 0 Comments

16 Days of Activism is an annual campaign dedicated to ending violence against women. In support of this year's campaign, here are two stories of women who have been helped by Concern.

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Topics: women, malawi, gender based violence, gender, 16 days of activism, success story, gender equality

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