These entrepreneurs were just like you. Look at them now.

African entrepreneurs emerge as a force to be reckoned with, despite obstacles and challenges. The GES Summit will host entrepreneurs from around the world.
Young man in traditional Philippine garb (USAID)

Youth in the Philippines stand up for their futures

Meet a young man in the Philippines who was able to restart his T-shirt company with the help of USAID after ISIS militants tried to take over his city.
Woman harvesting corn (Ana Christina Chaclán/Buena Milpa Project)

How the U.S. increases food security by helping female farmers

A U.S. government initiative continues to help countries increase agricultural production and nutrition, one community at a time.
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5 reasons to invest in Ukraine [video]

Ukraine boasts a number of sectors for investment, there is near-universal literacy, and the government is making efforts to eliminate corruption.

This recent grad brewed a startup by managing the details

It's tough to make a good batch of Arabic coffee. The multistep process takes up to 30 minutes, and despite a brewer’s best efforts,...
Group of men in a small room (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)

Why are Venezuelan pirates killing Caribbean fishermen?

Venezuelan pirates in the Caribbean Sea are engaged in a booming black-market trade in diapers, narcotics, gasoline and humans.
Two women standing on dirt path and looking at tablet (Fundación Capital)

Creating new startups with the help of an app

A USAID-funded program teaches finance to families in Latin America with tablet computers. Some of them start businesses and succeed.
Aerial view of harvesting machines in a Georgia peanut field (© David R. Frazier Photolibrary, Inc./Alamy)

U.S. agricultural producers have their eyes on India

Agricultural business leaders and government officials from the U.S. traveled to India to meet with their counterparts and strengthen trade ties.
Man jumping across a ravine holding a briefcase.

Got a business idea? Take this leap.

The world improves one great idea at a time. Ask the Kenyan who turned a bicycle into a cellphone charger. Or the South African...