Hollis: Beneficiaries are also Owners of Mercy Corps Projects

    Mercy Corps places the ownership of development projects in the hands of beneficiaries, Katherine Hollis of Mercy Corps Kyrgyzstan wrote in a blog. In particular, under the group’s food for education program funded by the U.S. Agriculture Department, beneficiary communities oversee all aspects of a project including grant application, budgeting and recruitment of contractors. Mercy Corps offers skills training and support to local communities.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.