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In rural Guatemala, many people live hours away from medical providers or pharmacies. When someone needs medical attention, the choices are limited: do nothing, self-medicate with whatever you have available, or take a couple days off work and travel to a larger town to see a doctor — then hope that you can afford whatever medicine is prescribed.
To address this challenge, we worked closely with the Linked Foundation, which provided risk capital to help us get a micropharmacy franchise pilot started. Together we enabled 50 local entrepreneurs to start rural health stores, providing high-quality, low-cost medicines to 88,000 people.
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Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

In rural Guatemala, many people live hours away from medical providers or pharmacies. When someone needs medical attention, the choices are limited: do nothing, self-medicate with whatever you have available, or take a couple days off work and travel to a larger town to see a doctor — then hope that you can afford whatever medicine is prescribed.

To address this challenge, we worked closely with the Linked Foundation, which provided risk capital to help us get a micropharmacy franchise pilot started. Together we enabled 50 local entrepreneurs to start rural health stores, providing high-quality, low-cost medicines to 88,000 people.

Read more.

Photo: Miguel Samper for Mercy Corps

Health clinics we sponsored in Pakistan cured 2,684 people of tuberculosis last year.
See more inspiring 2012 accomplishments.

Health clinics we sponsored in Pakistan cured 2,684 people of tuberculosis last year.

See more inspiring 2012 accomplishments.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a safe and healthy 2013 for children all over the world.
Six-month-old Hawa was severely malnourished when she was admitted to Mercy Corps’ mobile health clinic in Ethiopia. As you can see, she’s feeling much better now.
Thank you for your support. Our work truly wouldn’t be possible without you.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a safe and healthy 2013 for children all over the world.

Six-month-old Hawa was severely malnourished when she was admitted to Mercy Corps’ mobile health clinic in Ethiopia. As you can see, she’s feeling much better now.

Thank you for your support. Our work truly wouldn’t be possible without you.

In Jakarta, our teams found that 17% percent of children under 5 are malnourished, while 12% are overweight. We’ve been working for three years to make healthy food available in the city’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods through food carts known as Kedai Balitaku (KeBAL), “My Child’s Cafe.” The program is poised to reach hundreds of thousands of kids on a daily basis in the next five years.
See more photos of the KeBAL program.

In Jakarta, our teams found that 17% percent of children under 5 are malnourished, while 12% are overweight. We’ve been working for three years to make healthy food available in the city’s most poverty-stricken neighborhoods through food carts known as Kedai Balitaku (KeBAL), “My Child’s Cafe.” The program is poised to reach hundreds of thousands of kids on a daily basis in the next five years.

See more photos of the KeBAL program.

It’s World Breastfeeding Week!
Mercy Corps trains local women to promote breastfeeding and support their fellow mothers in the care of their infants. Meet Umi and learn about the Mothers Support Group she leads in her Indonesian village.

It’s World Breastfeeding Week!

Mercy Corps trains local women to promote breastfeeding and support their fellow mothers in the care of their infants. Meet Umi and learn about the Mothers Support Group she leads in her Indonesian village.

Our Mother Care Groups in Uganda provide maternal and child health support for refugees returning to reestablish their lives since the tenuous 2006 peace settlement with the LRA. For the past three years, the program has reached deep into communities, training mothers to spread health lessons from within. Read more about how these special women are improving the well-being of entire villages.

Our Mother Care Groups in Uganda provide maternal and child health support for refugees returning to reestablish their lives since the tenuous 2006 peace settlement with the LRA. For the past three years, the program has reached deep into communities, training mothers to spread health lessons from within. Read more about how these special women are improving the well-being of entire villages.

Proper nutrition could save the lives of 3 million children every year. We’re working to prevent malnutrition in Guatemala before it starts by ensuring that everyone in a community has access to food and health services. Read more.

Proper nutrition could save the lives of 3 million children every year. We’re working to prevent malnutrition in Guatemala before it starts by ensuring that everyone in a community has access to food and health services. Read more.

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