Category Archives: Listen

A fantastic trip to Litisha

By Jess Hamer This is the second time that I have visited Litisha, and the second time I’ve left the village feeling totally inspired by the people there. The community are so motivated and are working hard to lift themselves and their children out of poverty. At COCO, we always listen to our partner communities…
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Small Loans in Development – Valtteri Nurminen

Microfinance provides chances for poor people – who cannot get regular bank loans – to chase their dreams and increase earnings by starting their own businesses. Microloans enable the poor people themselves to fight their way out of poverty, with their own terms and means. A recent study shows that increasing the distribution of microfinance…
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Marginalised groups – LGBTQ+

This is the final installment in our marginalised groups blogs, rounding up research done with our partners in East Africa to see how COCO is working to be inclusive, ensuring that all children have access to good quality education. The blogs on gender, disability and religion are all available for you to read too. COCO believes that…
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Mercy Fishpond Update

The fishpond at Mercy Primary School is now complete!  The fish are due to arrive any day now, and then the fishpond will be up and running and local women will be able to buy their fish there instead of from local fishermen, who often force women to have sex with them before selling them…
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