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Advancing Prosperous Forests in Peru

Considering the key role of Peru’s natural capital and resources in environmental, social, and cultural well-being
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Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Securing a Sustainable, Profitable, and Inclusive Forest Sector in Peru (Pro-Bosques) Activity, Tetra Tech is helping boost Peru’s natural resources and forest sector through sustainable forest management to improve its legality, competitiveness, and inclusion.

Spreading Positivity, One Delivery at a Time

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When Jenny Rosado started her career with UPS, deliveries were tracked on clipboards and modern power steering was still years in the future. More than 30 years later, this Circle of Honor delivery driver reflects on what’s changed—and what keeps her at UPS.

I started at UPS back in 1989. I had taken a semester off from college and my intention was to go back and finish. Then, I happened to meet a friend who said, “Why don’t you come to UPS?” I planned to do it for a few months, but soon I realized that school wasn’t the path for me. I never looked back.

Helping Employees Help Each Other

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Dionis Cochrane knows how to bring out the best in people and inspire them to capitalize on individual strengths when working toward common goals. The North Atlantic District Operations Business Manager has been with UPS for more than 16 years. Early in her career, she was tapped to participate as a mentee in a pilot program she later learned was the cornerstone of the Women’s Leadership Development Business Resource Group (BRG) in the North Atlantic District. It wasn’t long before she emerged as a leader.

Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan's Water Crisis

Leveraging social media to address misconceptions of water usage and promote simple, inexpensive water conservation in Jordan
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This piece was collaboratively written by Tetra Tech’s Maha Dergham, David Favazza, and Sofian Qurashi, members of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Water Management Initiative (WMI) team.

This post originally ran on GlobalWaters.

Why Women Start New Businesses: Reasons, Challenges, and Opportunities

Investing in women entrepreneurs is vital part of our global economy
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More women are turning to entrepreneurship, and according to Herbalife Nutrition’s second annual Global Entrepreneurship survey, 72 percent of women want to open their own business. Women entrepreneurs create a source of income for themselves and their families. They are a vital part of our world's economic engine that society needs to support with flexible opportunities, mentorship, and access to capital.

UPS Longitudes | Don't Give Up Hope: Steering and Growing a Small Business During COVID-19

Evelyne Nyairo @ Ellie Bianca
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After a literal bittersweet encounter in the African nation of Chad, I felt compelled to create a company to address gender inequalities and help empower women so they can find their voices.

Let me explain: Working as an environmental scientist and chemist, my consultancy work brought me to Chad, this land of the most beautiful wild mango trees. Never one to pass up the opportunity to indulge in succulent mangoes, I had my fill courtesy of a family whose mother and children climbed the trees in the hot sun to harvest the fruit for me to eat.

Ugandan Tech Company Fights Crop Loss with Innovative Packaging

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KAMPALA, Uganda, August 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At Hause Limited has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the goal to reduce agriculture loss by providing 300,000 low-income producers in rural Uganda with insect and rot-resistant packaging. By 2021, the company will create 30,000 indirect jobs for low-income retailers, wholesalers, traders and distributors of these bags. By 2023, the company also aims to provide 1 million low-income people working in Uganda’s agribusiness with increased access to markets in Africa, Dubai and the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

Cacao Bean Exporter and Chocolate Producer Boosting Livelihoods of Rural Farmers in Costa Rica

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UPALA, Costa Rica, August 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Costa Rican-based  Nahua Cacao has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) intending to improve the quality of life of at least 200 low-income cocoa farming families in rural Costa Rica by increasing their income and strengthening their knowledge through improved sustainable agricultural practices by 2021.

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