Village Community Banking

Putting money aside to invest in a better life is common practice for many people in countries like the Netherlands. Yet in third world regions – where the average family struggles to put food on…

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Wearing your period with pride

Have you ever been away during the heaviest day of your period, without tampons or sanitary towels? I’ve been there – peeking in toilets, searching for a convenience store… But, after my trip to Tanzania,…

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Cooking for a stronger planet

Woodfuel is the most common form of energy used for cooking and heating households in Tanzania. In poor, rural communities, women rely heavily on traditional stoves – associated with a host of diseases. And while…

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New project succesfully started in Tanzania

In September, Dorcas launched the project Menstrual Hygiene Management for Her. The project is a collaboration with the Handeni District in Tanzania and will be carried out in twenty five villages in the region. It…

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DRA: working for increased impact

The new DRA Impact Report provides a summary of our activities during 2017 – including details of joint humanitarian responses in 11 countries. The Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA) was established in 2015 to improve the…

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CASH grants: help where it is most needed

70% of the population of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions live below the poverty line. The protracted conflict has caused prices to rise and income to go down due to lower salaries, increased unemployment and…

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High Hopes for New Youth Development Policy

On May 18th, Minister Kaag presented a new policy note called ‘Investing in Perspective’. PerspActive is pleased that the Minister wants to create perspective for youth and women, thereby addressing some of the root causes…

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Top marks for DRA aid effort

The new policy memorandum issued by the Department for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation – headed by Minister Sigrid Kaag – emphasises the importance of the Dutch national aid effort. The policy highlights the significant…

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Dorcas Annual Report 2017 online

Today, Dorcas presents the Annual Report 2017. It concerns an English report that tells about the impact of our work. We supported more than 600,000 people in 18 countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and the…

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Siaya Water and Sanitation Project in Kenya

Following the successful completion of the Inception phase of the ‘Siaya Water and Sanitation Project’ and consequent approval by the Dutch government (RVO), Dorcas is ready to start the implementation. We will implement this project…

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