More than 95% of our worldwide team members are from the countries where they work, and as you might suspect, they’re amazing people. So every month, we’re inviting one of the many folks who make incredible change possible to give us a peek into their work and life.
Meet Meena Haidari, who joined our Afghanistan team six years ago. Her commitment to empowering fellow Afghan women is truly inspiring.
Emergency response program manager Kaja Wislinska speaks to community members in Ethiopia who are repairing a pond too damaged to hold water. It is now a working water source for the 400 households in Ada Olaa village.
This cash-for-work project, which provided wages to 200 people, is part of Mercy Corps’ work in the Horn of Africa, where historic drought triggered widespread famine last year. We are helping families survive ongoing hunger and strengthening communities against future drought by improving their capture, storage and distribution of water. Read more about our response to the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.