Smiling woman standing with arms folded in open-sided building (Bobby Neptune/USAID)

A place to trade in Kenya

With help from the U.S. Agency for International Development, women are connecting to growing markets in drought-prone northern Kenya. Meet one of them.
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U.S. seeks to be Africa’s partner of choice

A U.S. government initiative is helping connect U.S. and African companies. See how the investment is driving development on the second-largest continent.
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Eliminating economic barriers for women grows economies

More than 12 million women have been helped by the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative. That number is expected to grow.
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Securing Africa’s future through private investment

American-style free enterprise has boosted economies around the world. Learn more about the values that help lift countries and people from poverty.
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Piping affordable energy to Egypt from Israel

Insured by a U.S. government agency, a Texas company is helping to refurbish a natural gas pipeline that will boost Egypt's economy and bring new jobs.
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What is the Blue Dot Network for infrastructure financing?

When communities and investors see an infrastructure project is part of the Blue Dot Network, they know it meets high standards of quality and transparency.
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Connecting Peruvian artists to the world

Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps former coca farmers find legitimate work like pottery and connects them with producer associations.
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Helping refugees in Copenhagen

When Syrian and African refugees arrived in Denmark, the U.S. Embassy partnered with local nongovernmental organizations to find Danish mentors for them.
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Ecuadorian plantain business survives earthquake … and thrives

Following a natural disaster, an Ecuadorian woman learns how to make her business bigger and better through a U.S.-supported training program.