A Look at USAID Hurricane Preparation Efforts

Before hurricanes arrive, aid organizations such as USAID work to prepare for the natural disasters. USAID hurricane preparation efforts for the Atlantic hurricane season include ensuring that the organization itself and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean have the supplies and knowledge needed to minimize the impact of hurricanes. With the 2021 Atlantic hurricane Read more…

Genetically Modified Seeds in Latin America

Many countries in Central and South America are home to strong agricultural economies. Since the 1990s, the growing use of genetically modified seeds has challenged traditional forms of agriculture. Companies such as DuPont, Syngenta and Bater sent these seeds to Latin America. Since this introduction, Latin American agribusiness has become largely dependent on genetically modified Read more…

A Cultural Reset for Women in Singapore

In 1961, young girls and women in Singapore received the promise of change when the country passed The Women’s Charter Legislative Act. The Women’s Charter Legislative Act establishes the regulation of romantic and family relationships. The Act keeps the door open for Singaporean women to make decisions in their lives, such as who they marry Read more…

The Thirst Project Raises Funds for Clean Water

How often are we reminded to drink half of our body weight in water to maintain a healthy lifestyle? It is easy to take for granted how accessible clean water is at any moment in the day. However, that is not the case in many countries. The Thirst Project is making big waves in the Read more…

Vietnam’s Foreign Aid During COVID-19

When COVID-19 rates began rising in China in the winter of 2019, Vietnam, one of its near neighbors, did not hesitate to act. After experiencing devastating blows in previous years from the SARS virus, another respiratory illness, and the H5N1 virus, Vietnam acted quickly. The government of Vietnam instituted quarantines in cities throughout the country, Read more…