Category Archives: Listen

Plant Hope This Spring

Spring is in the air and we are surrounded by regrowth and renewal. Please support us by renewing hope for the community in Bwayi. In Bwayi, a village in Western Kenya, farmworkers are paid 55p per day.Families live in such poverty that sometimes their children have to work too, for 30p per day. Imagine, a whole day’s work and it…
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CHALLENGING THE NARRATIVE: CHILD MARRIAGE IN TANZANIA

Ending child marriage is not one of COCO's main aims, however no one aspect of development can be looked at in isolation, everything is connected, and education plays an important role in provoking change. Read this blog by COCO volunteer Emma to find out how COCO's work indirectly works to reducing child marriage in Tanzania.…
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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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