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September 16, 2021

The Inspiring Life Journey of Selome: Multi-business owner and mentor

Selome Mekonnin, 42, lives in Ethiopia’s Oromia region in a rural area known as Babugaya. Selome is a mother of two girls and lives with her husband. While working at a private dairy processing company for six years she dreamed of starting her own dairy farm.

August 16, 2021

Promoting Mentorship and Job Opportunities for Youth in the Dairy Value Chain

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Feed the Future Ethiopia Value Chain Activity (VCA), through its gender and youth team, facilitates a mentorship program for women and youth community members that links successful business owners with aspiring entrepreneurs in order to enhance their agri-business management skills.

February 2, 2021

Leaving a Legacy of Youth-led Malaria Interventions and Empowered Youth in Uganda

In 2019, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) in Uganda launched Vijana Leo (My Community, My Responsibility), a community-based, youth-led malaria activity to address the barriers that limit youth’s access to malaria-related health services. Vijana Leo’s legacy goes beyond its impact on health outcomes in communities across northwest Uganda

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