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Supporting small businesses in Armenia
04 June 2010
Paolo Faberi (left) provides training on marketing tools for three sectors whose products have a high potential to be successfully exported: cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, and honey. (UNV)
Yerevan, Armenia: As highly skilled experts, UNV volunteers are spreading the image of capable professionals coming to Armenia full of enthusiasm to give a hand for development. Read
Countries:  Armenia
A new image
01 June 2010
A garment factory in Cambodia. Japanese volunteer Rie Miura worked with the ILO on a project to improve working conditions. (R. Miura/UNV)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Before I visited Cambodia, the image I had of people there was not very clear. I just considered them as people living in a developing country. After spending a couple of days there, I began to understand what the Cambodians were like. Read
Countries:  Cambodia  Japan
Bringing Beijing volunteerism to the Shanghai Expo
10 May 2010
The first group of volunteers from outside Shanghai arrive at the Shanghai Expo 2010, joining 172,000 local ones to serve an estimated 70-100 million visitors. (Photo: Shanghai Expo 2010)
Shanghai, China: Lessons learned from the Beijing Olympic volunteers will be on show in Shanghai this year, as more than a million volunteers gather to support the 2010 Expo. Read
More about: Civil society
Countries:  China  Italy
A will of steel for International Volunteer Day
02 February 2010
New Delhi, Kolkata, Ranipet, Orissa and Jharkand, India: With 'Volunteering for our Planet' in mind, major steel company Arcelor Mittal aimed to institutionalize ‘volunteerism’ into the organization’s mainstream corporate responsibility agenda. Read
More about: Environment
Countries:  India
Sowing the seeds of success
11 May 2009
A senior Italian volunteer has been helping people in Carapicuiba, Sao Paolo, build sales networks for their organic vegetable and houseplants business. (UNV)
Sao Paolo, Brazil: A volunteer working with UNV under the Seniores Italia programme has been deploying his commercial expertise in Latin America to help people set their small businesses on the path to profit. Read
Countries:  Brazil  Italy
"Their disability disappears…"
09 April 2009
The primary mode of communication among the deaf students with Uddami in Kolkata is sign language. (UNV)
Kolkata, India: We believe that by giving practical knowledge and this certification to disabled students, we are making not only economically independent workers but self-sufficient citizens - of this city, of this country and of the world. Read
Countries:  India  Spain
Seeding women's empowerment
04 March 2009
Therese Sankara (right) is one of many women who have managed to increase her income due to the advice of national volunteer Andréa Ramde (left). (K. Gossé/UNV)
La Toden, Burkina Faso: Women's associations in Burkina Faso are benefitting from a UNV-supported national volunteer programme. One microcredit project has helped a group of rural women double their incomes. Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Burkina Faso
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Cashing in on volunteer enterprise
03 March 2009
The VSLA project helps Liberian women pull their financial resources together. (UNV)
Totota, Liberia: With UNV support, women volunteers in Liberia are teaming up to build their businesses. The project helps communities pull their financial resources together and involves lending pools drawn from accumulated profits. Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Liberia
"Sealing leaks and holes" for the environment in Kyrgyzstan
09 February 2009
During December 2008, Shell Project Better World volunteer Adetoun Mustapha (right) worked with the Civic Environmental Foundation (UNISON), an environmental NGO in Bishkek. (A. Mustapha/Shell/UNV)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan: Energy efficiency programmes combined with the development of renewable energy sources will boost energy supply in Kyrgyzstan. Under the Shell 'Project Better World' initiative in cooperation with UNV, I served as an energy efficiency consultant to an environmental NGO. Read
More about: Environment
Countries:  Kyrgyzstan  Nigeria
'The link' in the City of Joy.
02 February 2009
Carlos Mayans is a Spanish university volunteer with UNV in Kolkata, India - pictured here at an internet training day for local staff. (UNV)
Kolkata, India: A Spanish university volunteer working with Cisco in India talks about his experiences as an 'after hours' volunteer in Lapierre's 'City of Joy' - Kolkata. Read
More about: ICT
Countries:  India  Spain

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