Success Stories

Read inspiring stories from the field about the work we do with our clients.

What’s cooking in Bauchi?

The picture is almost always the same. When you arrive in a place where women parboil rice, the first thing you notice is large pots on an open fire. The

Intisar

The recipe for success: collaboration

“My husband was my first customer”, says Intisar, a new food entrepreneur selling pickles in Balqa governorate in Jordan, northwest of the capital Amman. To get to where she is

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A surprisingly cool desert in summer

In 2005 the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) established a one-of-a-kind ecolodge in the heart of Wadi Feynan in Dana Biosphere Reserve named Feynan Ecolodge. Four years later, a partnership was initiated

#TechForGood: what is innovation?

Innovation is one of those buzzwords that has gained a lot of traction in recent years. It is easy to associate this word with technology or something that is unique

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MEDA and Black Panther: why representation matters

With the global success of Black Panther, audiences are sending a clear message – representation matters. But it extends beyond Hollywood. Representation is important in all fields. When a young girl

Kenya: Gloria turns failure into success

With the unemployment rates in Kenya hovering around 11% and unemployment among youth (ages 15 – 24) double that at 22.1% – many look to agriculture, construction and extractive sectors

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Using the power of education to overcome barriers- Nigeria WAY project

Kaltume Hassan is a mother of seven and a small entrepreneur in the rice processing industry of Bauchi, Nigeria. Kaltume has talent and ambition but...

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How one Cassava Farmer made a Community-Wide Impact- Tanzania BEST Cassava project

As an industrious farmer from Tanzania, Grace works hard to provide for her family. Yet, she found that despite her efforts and using conventional farming...

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How a new sprayer impacted Pablo and his community- Nicaragua Technolinks+ project

Pablo Pinelli is a producer from the community of Santa Isabel Condega, Estelí in Nicaragua. A husband and father of two, Pablo and his family...

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How a box of cucumbers inspired Mahmoudeh’s new business idea and contributed to food security in Jordan

As a busy mother of six, Mahmoudeh spent most of her time taking care of her home and childcare responsibilities. Despite her busy life, Mahmoudeh...

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Harnessing the power of women farmers in Kenya to fuel community prosperity: The Jiren Jabesa Women Group

By Betty Mutua, Faith Nyagwoka and Alex Hori The residents of Isiolo County, Kenya live in a challenging environment: the county’s arid climate severely impacts...

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Francis

From Barbershop to croton seed collection: A businessman’s journey

Francis is a barber from Samburu County, Kenya who works hard to provide for his family. Yet, despite his best efforts, he realized that the...

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Creating a more sustainable world, one tree at a time- Promoting Farm Forestry in Kenya

By David Waiyaki, Faith Nyagwoka and Alex Hori Since 2019, MEDA, Farm Forestry Smallholder Producers Association of Kenya (FF SPAK), and Global Affairs Canada (GAC)...

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Empowering women farmers through water irrigation agriculture in Kenya’s Chili Sector- MEDA’s work in promoting sustainable livelihoods

By David Waiyaki, Faith Nyagwoka and Alex Hori With a booming chilies market in Kenya, Equator Kenya Limited’s (EKL) business is thriving. Over the past...

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Volodymyr

Volodymyr partners with MEDA to ensure his beehives survive and his business thrives

For three years, the Ukrainian beekeepers have been actively testing chlorella algae, which is used as feed for bees. This year, with support from the Ukraine...

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Adama

Adama gains financial independence and improves communication in the home

Adama is a peanut and rice processor in Bauchi. Before the project, she struggled to manage her finances, which limited her savings. In August 2020, MEDA...

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Amina Coffee Farmer

Coffee…It’s all about the aroma!

“The aroma from the Café Del Duca coffee has distinguished me and enabled me to market my business. Today I have cash from my daily...

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Redemuta Coffee Farmer

Economic empowerment through coffee farming

Redemuta is a coffee farmer in rural Kenya. She is an 80-year-old mother of five, currently living with her school-aged grandchild. She became involved in...

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Muchele Coffee Farmer

Stable incomes through coffee farming

Muchele is a 60-year-old coffee farmer who lives in Bungoma county. He was a maize and sugarcane farmer before shifting to coffee farming. As various...

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Selina Milk Farmer

Improving milk quality and maximizing incomes

Selina Chepngeno Sigei is a 43-year old mother of 7 children who lives in Bomet county. Previously, her husband was the main breadwinner for the...

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Fowzia Poultry Farmer

“My dream of having a husband has not come true, so instead I started to consider how I could create my own source of income.”

Fowzia is a 32-year-old woman from a Somali community in Garissa county, Kenya where she lives with her extended family. Born in a rural Somali...

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